10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on 10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will go into effect beginning December 18, 2017. By that time, many large-scale trucking companies will have already implemented ELDs across their operation. However, many smaller trucking companies have yet to install such devices on their trucks. 1. What are some key components of the ELD mandate? Use of ELDs is Read More

Announcing J.B. Hunt’s 2017 Carrier Photo Contest

February 28, 2017 Comments Off on Announcing J.B. Hunt’s 2017 Carrier Photo Contest
Are you a J.B. Hunt contract carrier with an interest in photography? Do you want to get paid to share your photos with a large audience? This is your chance! J.B. Hunt is looking for entries for our first-ever Carrier Photo Contest. What We’re Looking For We’re looking for photos from J.B. Hunt contract carriers Read More

J.B. Hunt Installs Tracking Solution on Intermodal and OTR Container Fleet

February 28, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Installs Tracking Solution on Intermodal and OTR Container Fleet
J.B. Hunt has chosen ORBCOMM Inc., a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things communication solutions, to equip its 90,000-plus intermodal and over-the-road (OTR) trailing fleets with end-to-end tracking and monitoring. ORBCOMM will provide J.B. Hunt a comprehensive telematics solution that gives visibility to the location and status for multiple classes of trailing Read More

Understanding the Basics of CMV Insurance for Carriers

February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Understanding the Basics of CMV Insurance for Carriers
Commercial trucking is an industry with inherent risks. For carriers, some of those risks can be mitigated by using best practices for things such as inspections, compliance, safety, and driver training. These things can help reduce risk, but can never eliminate risk completely.  While on the road, there are number of risk factors the driver is NOT Read More

5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories
We all know that its not easy to eat healthy when you’re on the road. As much as you try to make good food choices, sometimes the only option available is fast food. Some fast food chains have made efforts to offer menu items with better nutrition, fewer calories and less fat – every restaurant Read More

Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping

February 8, 2017 Comments Off on Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping
As the small business economy grows exponentially, so too does the need for large-scale product distribution. Consumers are putting out the calls for unique, sustainable or small-batch products made by small to mid-size businesses. At some point, shipping with a small parcel carrier just isn’t cost-efficient anymore and you have to find ways to ship a higher volume freight. If Read More

Decoding Electronic Logging Device Terminology

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Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intented to help create a safer work environment for drivers. In addition, ELDs simplify and provide accuracy for managing, tracking and sharing records of duty status (RODS). According to government regulations, ELDs must be installed or utilized on all required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that must maintain RODS. The ELD mandate goes into effect on Read More

American Heart Month: Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

February 2, 2017 Comments Off on American Heart Month: Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
February is designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. For truck drivers, knowing the warning signs associated with heart attacks is especially important. Because drivers primarily work alone for long periods, recognizing the symptoms and responding quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some general guidelines about what Read More

Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea
According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart in a 2016 press conference, “Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. And even if diagnosed, it often goes unreported for fear of adverse consequences such as job loss. But sleep apnea is treatable. Employers with sleep apnea programs find that when people seek treatment they become safer drivers, their morale Read More

9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload

January 31, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload
Are you new to the shipping industry? Maybe you’re a small business who just expanded their distribution reach. Perhaps you’re looking to ship a small amount of freight to a new branch. No matter what your situation, if you’re new to less than truckload (LTL) shipping these tips will come in handy to help your company maximize Read More