technology

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns
In 2017, the U.S. economy experienced growth at a rate of over 3% in the second and third quarters, and corporate profits increased 5.3% year-over-year in Q3. As a result, retailers are struggling to find capacity and maintain a consistent supply chain. The 2018 Retail Industry Leadership Association (RILA) supply chain conference is sure to Read More

J.B. Hunt Named to Fortune 500 List for 5th Consecutive Year

June 9, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Named to Fortune 500 List for 5th Consecutive Year
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced on June 8, 2017, that it has been named to the Fortune 500 list for the fifth consecutive year, moving up nine positions to the #407 spot in the publication’s annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies by Read More

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