J.B. Hunt Drivers Give New Company Drivers Advice

Oct 18 2017

As numerous truck drivers make a shift in their career and join J.B. Hunt’s driving force, many are curious of what to expect – what kind of culture do they have at J.B. Hunt? How can I advance within the company? Do they care about drivers or will I only be another alpha code? We asked seasoned J.B. Hunt drivers to offer some words of wisdom to help new company drivers succeed at one of the largest transportation companies in North America.

Read below to load up on some great advice.

What advice would you give a driver beginning a truck driving job with J.B. Hunt?

  • Welcome. We’re so happy to have you on our team! You’ve made a good choice. It will take a while to get the hang of everything. So, please, give yourself some time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are a lot of good people at JB Hunt. We help each other. – Julia
  • The advantage of J.B. Hunt is there are a variety of accounts, ramps and jobs, if you find yourself in a job that you are not satisfied with for example the amount of home time, work hours, etc., talk with your manager and discuss all of the options you have.  There are endless opportunities to shine within J.B. Hunt. – Mark
  • I wish I would have taken the time to get a more formal education while driving. J.B. Hunt has endless opportunities for drivers, beyond the wheel of a truck. After 25 years working at J.B. Hunt and having a safe career driving, I now know there are opportunities to branch out into other areas like working in the safety department. Talk to your managers and communicate your career goals early on, they will be there to support you and teach you what you need to know. – Wayne
  • Be patient. Communicate with your fleet manager. You have to be very patient when you start with any company and communication is key. – Bob
  • This company truly cares for its most valuable resource, and that is the driver. It will seem difficult at first trying to understand the policies and standard operating procedures but they are in place for your safety. Remember, it’s not personal, it is professional. – Brent
  • J.B. Hunt is not just one person operating a truck, it’s a group of people from drivers to managers to corporate folks who all work together.  To work at J.B. Hunt, you must be a team player and J.B. Hunt is a true team.– Wayne
  • On time pickup and delivery are the most important parts of the job here at J.B. Hunt, alongside safety. When accepting a load, be sure to know that you will have enough hours to safely complete your load legally. Always allot extra time for traffic or any other delays that may cause you to be late… We are a team and a family here at J.B. Hunt and everyone has the same goal at the end of the day – to safely deliver freight in a timely manner. Don’t be afraid to ask and always make sure you do what you can to accomplish this goal. – Edwina
  • Safety, safety, safety… safety is serious at J.B. Hunt.  We strive to be the safest trucking company out there and we mean it! – Jerry
  • J.B. Hunt believes in safety first, ongoing quarterly training to help us drivers stay safe on the road and I’ve never been asked to operate my vehicle in an unsafe manner for a load or during inclement weather. Operations here with load planning, dispatching and our hours is exact, give a good ETA and they will keep us moving that’s because it was started by a driver for drivers! – Andrea
  • Hang in there. There will be good and bad weeks. Don’t give up the first week or month. J.B. Hunt becomes family and you don’t turn your back on family. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Eventually, it will pay off. – Gary

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Have 3 months of truck driving experience and ready to drive with J.B. Hunt? Join us. Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss over the roadregional and local truck driving jobs or fill out a short form online.

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