technology

J.B. Hunt Launches Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360

April 20, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Launches Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced at its annual shareholders meeting today the launch of Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360™, the latest component of its next-generation supply chain solution that brings shippers and carriers together into a single e-commerce platform. Marketplace and Read More

Integrating Data Collection to Improve Your Supply Chain

April 12, 2017 Comments Off on Integrating Data Collection to Improve Your Supply Chain
Technology has been used to gain insight and increase efficiencies in the supply chain for years. While companies who have built technological improvements into their supply chain benefit from data driven decisions and more efficient operations, integrating new technology before the business is ready can cause problems. Consider the following questions as you make the Read More

J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas Create J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence To Advance Supply Chain Research

March 22, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas Create J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence To Advance Supply Chain Research
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) is making a $2.75 million investment in the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the Sam M. Walton College of Business to advance supply chain management efficiency Read More

The Five Things You’ll Learn at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 14, 2017 Comments Off on The Five Things You’ll Learn at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show
The 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is just a few weeks away and the intense focus on the trucking industry as a whole may make this year’s event the biggest yet. As you make your final plans to arrive in Louisville, here is a quick glimpse of the topics you can expect to hear more about 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

Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey

December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey
Think back 10 years ago to 2007. Most of us had cell phones – and we used them to make phone calls. If we texted, we used an alphanumeric keypad (think 1=A). Mobile apps were just becoming a “thing.” Fast forward to 2017. If our phone rings, we probably won’t answer it unless we know who is Read More

Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver

December 22, 2016 Comments Off on Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver
The holidays are busy enough as it is, but add in collaborating with the schedule of a truck driver and you face quite a task. The majority of employees in the United States spend 8 – 10 hours at their job each day, but truckers spend upwards of 14 hours a day on duty. This makes staying in touch and organizing schedules Read More

Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers

December 8, 2016 Comments Off on Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers
Beginning January 11, 2016, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) enacted updated regulatory amendments supporting its eManifest requirements. This change impacts cross-border carriers in a big way, including possible monetary penalties for carriers who do not comply with the requirements. The amendment also requires freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data. What are the requirements Read More

What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System

November 30, 2016 Comments Off on What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System
In business, customer service is key. From being easily reachable to delivering quality work, almost every aspect of business revolves around serving the customer’s needs. As transportation and logistics companies modernize their practices, many are including technology as a service offering. As a shipper, utilizing a third-party logistics (3PL) provider with a transportation management system (TMS) 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 crucial 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 Read More