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2017 End-of-Year Carrier Survey

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on 2017 End-of-Year Carrier Survey
As we enter the final months of 2017, the commercial trucking industry is facing some of its most impactful issues that will begin to affect the industry at the end of the year and into 2018. We want to know what you think about them. After all, who better to assess the state of the industry than those Read More

Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking

June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking
According to Trucking.org, the United States is expected to reach a truck driver shortage of 175,000 employees by 2024. Currently, the average age of a truck driver is 49, and unless new drivers are introduced to the industry the pool of drivers with experience will be increasingly smaller. Enter: the female truck driver. According to an analysis by Omnitracs Read More

Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key
This year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts unseasonably high summer temperatures throughout the United States. Extreme heat can put vehicles at risk of experiencing breakdowns, tire issues, and mechanical failures – especially if the vehicle is not properly maintained. In fact, AAA expects to assist 7 million American drivers this summer. In a recent survey, AAA found that 4 out of 10 Americans are Read More

Top 5 Things to Consider When Booking a Load

May 11, 2017 Comments Off on Top 5 Things to Consider When Booking a Load
If you’re new to the trucking industry there are probably a few things that slip your mind as you’re searching for your next load. The task can be daunting at times, especially with the huge list of load boards available to carriers. Load boards simplify the process of finding available freight, but before you book Read More

Join J.B. Hunt at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 23, 2017 2
The industry’s largest trucking event, the annual Mid-America Trucking Show, begins next week in Louisville. Each year, this event showcases all things related to trucking. The J.B. Hunt carrier relations team is proud to join the MATS event to showcase the latest improvements to the J.B. Hunt 360 load management platform. Visitors to booth #64220 can 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

Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road

December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road
Carriers experience all types of weather on the road, including dangerous storms. An important reminder: The driver is the most important cargo 100% of the time. If caught in a storm, park in a safe, legal location and wait it out until it’s safe to get back on the road. Never stop in traffic or Read More

Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking

December 5, 2016 Comments Off on Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking
As winter approaches, it’s essential to inspect truck and trailer tires to make sure they’re in good shape. Not only can properly maintained tires help keep drivers and other commuters safe on the road, but a blowout or flat in winter weather puts drivers at risk for extended delays and time outside in harsh, cold Read More

Diabetes Prevention: Steps to Lowering Your Risk

November 29, 2016 4
Studies show drivers in the trucking industry face a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed twice as many self-reported type 2 diabetes cases among truck drivers compared to the national working population (14% vs. 7%). Type 2 diabetes most often results from Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More