Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain
It’s important to develop and maintain contact with organizations focused on adding efficiency and value to your business. This is especially true in the complicated world of transportation logistics. A reputable third-party logistics (3PL) provider (such as J.B. Hunt) can help businesses find supply chain gaps and inefficiencies. They then work to find solutions to these opportunities and Read More

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking
Today is National Falls Prevention Day and slips, trips and falls have the highest occurrence rate of all workplace safety incidents. This can affect you as a driver. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all injuries to commercial truck drivers result from slips, trips or falls and often from getting into or Read More

How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices
As a shipper, understanding the restrictions and costs of your commodity is important. Whether it’s golf balls or cooking oil, the freight class code (National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) number) determines part of the cost and shipping requirements of cargo in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) relates freight class codes Read More

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It makes sense that an entire month would be dedicated to education about cholesterol, because very few people understand what cholesterol is and how it affects health. Professional truck drivers are particularly at risk. According to the 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury conducted by the Read More

Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics
Have you ever wished you could find a truly free online load board? One that actually had loads available? Here’s one to try. The J.B. Hunt online load board allows carriers who are J.B. Hunt carriers to search for one-way and round-trip loads based on their origin and desired destination. Drivers and dispatchers can see Read More

Optimizing Shipping with Lean Operations

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Optimizing Shipping with Lean Operations
They say teamwork makes the dream work, and in implementing lean business practices for your organization this idea is integral. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a burgeoning small business, embracing collaboration and visibility will help transform your supply chain by reducing waste and increasing longevity. Lean operations require a mindset that’s open to collaboration, strategizing and recognizing inefficiencies. Business owners and managers Read More

Effect of Fuel Prices on Shipping Costs

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Effect of Fuel Prices on Shipping Costs
The two main driving forces behind the logistics industry are people and fuel. No matter the transportation mode (road, rail, air, etc.), freight remains stationary without capable hands at the wheel and fuel in the tank. Unfortunately, fuel costs are one of the most volatile aspects in the shipping industry; prices change overnight – sometimes Read More

Six On-The-Road Apps for Drivers

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Six On-The-Road Apps for Drivers
It can be difficult to decide which apps to download to your device. Especially for truck drivers, finding the right app can be very helpful to your job. Apps range from those that offer reviews and services of truck stops to radar apps that alert truckers to bad weather along their routes. These apps and all those Read More

Building a Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Building a Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)
Implementing a safety culture is a goal of every commercial carrier. At the core of any safety plan should be the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration’s (FCMSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) initiative. Originally rolled out by FCMSA in December 2010, the CSA is the standard for safety practices in the trucking industry. In order Read More

FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

August 15, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule
The FMCSA is set to publish its Commercial Drivers License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule on August 29, 2016 in the Federal Register. This new rule sets requirements for reporting to FMCSA on failed drug tests or refusals of drug tests by drivers. Rule requirements for carriers: Query the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse annually Read More