Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing

November 14, 2016 Comments Off on Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing
Whether your fleet is large or small, technology and processes that create efficiency can help grow your business and maximize earnings. Read more below about our recommended best practices for payment processing to keep your drivers and trucks moving. Choosing Payment Options and Terms One of the most important decisions you will make for your company’s profitability is Read More

Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs

November 11, 2016 Comments Off on Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs
November is American Diabetes Month, and according to the 2014 National Survey of Long Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury, commercial truck drivers face a 50% higher prevalence of diabetes than the national average. The results are not surprising. The commercial trucker’s lifestyle tends to limit healthy food choices and provides little opportunity for physical activity. Read More

National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service

November 10, 2016 Comments Off on National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service
In the United States, October through January is “holiday season.” And while Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas get most of the fanfare, one of the most meaningful national holidays – Veterans Day – is not to be overlooked in its significance. Originally known as Armistice Day when it began in 1919, Veterans Day occurs every November Read More

Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)

November 9, 2016 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)
This article is the first of a two-part series on choosing the right load payment terms for your trucking business. Regardless of fleet size, if you own or manage a trucking company you know steady cash flow is the key to maintaining operations. How can you avoid waiting long periods to be paid for your Read More

Trucking with Pets: What to Plan For In and Out of the Cab

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on Trucking with Pets: What to Plan For In and Out of the Cab
For many commercial drivers, being on the road for long periods can be pretty lonely. One way to combat the solitude of life on the road is to bring along a companion – a four-legged one. Pets can help fill the void of loneliness with their affection, playfulness and spontaneity. While on the road, these furry friends Read More

FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule on waivers for CDL skills testing for transitioning service members in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016. This new rule extends the period for waiving the skills portion of the CDL exam to one year following the military member’s exit from active-duty service (the allowed Read More

A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November 7, 2016 Comments Off on A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. And while diabetics are at substantially higher risk for eye disorders, maintaining eye health is extremely important for all truck drivers. After hours of driving in the dry conditions of a cab, eyesight can become strained, leaving drivers and others on the road in a potentially dangerous situation. However, Read More

Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016
Looking for your next load? Here are today’s top states by volume on J.B. Hunt’s online load board: Texas California Pennsylvania Illinois Virginia Find your next load on the J.B. Hunt load board. Read More

Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on food transportation became effective in June 2016, as part of the FDA’s efforts to keep food safe from contamination during transport. The goal of this rule is to prevent food transportation practices that create safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and Read More

Differences in Federal and State Driving Records

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Differences in Federal and State Driving Records
As a driver, you know the importance of operating your truck safely. Understanding the data and reports that impact your safety records can be the biggest challenge to improving your driving. Use the table below to learn about the basics of each safety report and what each measures: *Traffic citations and convictions are public records in most states Read More