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Truck Driving Recruitment Events

Truck Driving Recruitment Events

Jul 23 2014

This week, J.B. Hunt representatives will travel to the Lone Star State and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and we want you to come out and see us! Stop by for some giveaways and find out why it’s great to drive for J.B. Hunt! Want to learn more? Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or pre-qualify online.

Texas Driving JobsDallas Career Fair

Saturday, July 26
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4721 Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75236

  • $3,000 sign on bonus
  • Avg. annual earnings of $67,500
  • Home weekly
  • Dedicated deliveries
  • Route delivery experience acceptedKroger Super Weekend

Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard

Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN 46222

Come see us in the Midway at the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and learn about our local, regional and over the road driving jobs. We hope to see you there!

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I Found: Financial Stablility at J.B. Hunt

I Found: Financial Stablility at J.B. Hunt

Jul 11 2014

Darren, Rick and Rob are three drivers with three different career paths. However different, they have one thing in common: They all found financial stability at J.B. Hunt. Combined, they have 59 years of driving experience with J.B. Hunt and have each prospered in their respective business unit.

Darren currently drives local intermodal out of Cleveland, OH and says he stumbled onto J.B. Hunt many years ago by making a wrong turn and ending up at the Cincinnati terminal.

J.B. Hunt Intermodal

Darren – 25 Years with J.B. Hunt

A 25 year veteran with the company and a Million Mile driver, Darren says he’s here for good. “In all the years I’ve been here, I’ve never thought of going somewhere else.” Darren said, “For me it has been stable employment—I’ve never been laid off, never missed a paycheck. If you want to work, this is the place to make money.”

One thing Darren utilizes is J.B. Hunt’s retirement plan. “J.B. Hunt offers a 401(k) with company match. As long as you contribute money to your retirement plan, they match it. And that’s me looking out for my future.”

Rick is a Truckload driver and is also a 2 Million Mile Safe driver. He says driving with J.B. Hunt pays off, “Almost 20 years of safe driving comes with a nice little bonus if you stick it out long enough to get it. It’s a $10,000 bonus for 2 Million Miles and a $5,000 bonus for 1 Million Miles. It’s a nice award to get.”

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Rick – 19 Years with J.B. Hunt

Through the years, Rick has seen drivers leave J.B. Hunt and continue to come back, “If you try hard, you can make good money here. I still make really good money compared to any other job I’ve had.”

A straightforward man, Rick said, “I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t happy with the career I’ve made for myself. I don’t like the aspect of being away from home a lot, but the money I make balances that out for me.”

DCS driver Rob has driven Dedicated in all his 15 years with J.B. Hunt. In fact, watching the company, and DCS in particular, grow is one of the things Rob enjoys most about his job. “I very much enjoy my career with J.B. Hunt and my financial gains have been crazy.” He added, “When I was with the other company, I was a trainer and my first year with J.B. Hunt I made more money as a solo driver than I did training new guys who had never driven before.”

Dedicated Driver

Rob – 15 Years with J.B. Hunt

Rob received the 2011 Driver of the Year Award for his region and said this to fellow drivers, “If you just do your job right, the money will come. Run everything legal and you won’t have to worry about making money. It’s a great place; I truly recommend it to everybody.”

Find your fit with J.B. Hunt and start a career with financial stability today! Call 1-877-791-9458 or pre-qualify online. Visit our Youtube page to hear more from Darren, Rick and Rob.

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2014 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship

2014 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship

Jul 08 2014

J.B. Hunt Truck DriverThe 2014 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship is right around the corner!

The events kick off Friday, July 11 and conclude with the championship and awards banquet Saturday, July 12 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Arkansas. This year, sixteen J.B. Hunt drivers are competing in the Truck Driving Championship.

Drivers will be tested inside and outside the cab including a written exam, a pre-trip inspection and a driving skills contest.  Qualifying drivers will move on to compete in the National Truck Driving Championship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We encourage all employees and drivers in the area to come out and support our drivers and wish good luck to all who are competing!

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J.B. Hunt Driver Wins Driver Skills Challenge

J.B. Hunt Driver Wins Driver Skills Challenge

Jun 30 2014

J.B. Hunt Truck DriverFor 11 years, one of our DCS customers has hosted a Driver Skills Challenge. We’ve had the honor of participating each year, but something special happened this year that hasn’t in the past—a J.B. Hunt driver took home first place!

Jeff B. of Perryman, MD earned the honor after acing his written test and pre-trip inspection and navigating through the driving course with ease. Jeff’s family, J.B. Hunt managers and fellow drivers were there to support and celebrate the victory!J.B. Hunt Truck Driver

The Driver Skills Challenge is a competition between the best drivers from each of the eleven customer facilities throughout the United States. The drivers compete in three events: A mock driving course, pre-trip inspection and a DOT 50 question examination.

Jeff has been with J.B. Hunt since 2011 and is a driver-trainer at his account. He’s known for his great customer service and helping out whenever asked. Congratulations, Jeff!

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J.B. Hunt at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

J.B. Hunt at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Jun 25 2014

J.B. Hunt NHRAWe are very excited to be at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago this weekend!

We’ll be joining in the drag racing excitement and handing out giveaways, ranging from hats to backpacks. Want to join in the fun? You can find us in the midway Friday, June 27, through Sunday, the 29th.

Don’t fret if you can’t make it this weekend – you can follow the festivities on social media @jbhuntdrivers! Read more about reasons to attend the races this weekend here: http://bit.ly/1pkgMt8.

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J.B. Hunt Adopt-A-Class Kick Off!

J.B. Hunt Adopt-A-Class Kick Off!

Jun 16 2014

School just ended, but we’re looking ahead to next year and our 2nd annual Adopt-A-Class event!J.B. Hunt Driver's

Adopt-A-Class is a nationwide program that gives back to our drivers and their communities by providing school supplies to selected truck drivers kids’ classrooms. All company drivers with a child, or grandchild, in K-5th grade are eligible to enter!

The school supplies will be hand delivered by you and your J.B. Hunt truck! Along with the special delivery, students will get a tour of the cab and an Adopt-A-Class t-shirt.

Nominate your child by visiting www.jbhunt.com/jobs/adoptaclass! Entries will be accepted Monday June 16th- Friday June 27th.

Click here to see last year’s Adopt-A-Class fun!

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Employee Spotlight: Veteran Brad Dunkelberger

Employee Spotlight: Veteran Brad Dunkelberger

May 29 2014

EMilitary J.B.Huntmployee Spotlight:  From 91 Firing Party Funerals in D.C. to Being Wounded  in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Veteran Brad Dunkelberger Now Works at J.B. Hunt.

In the United States, more than 3 million high school students graduate each year. Of those students, around 100,000 join the military. Brad Dunkelberger, an EPS scheduler at J.B. Hunt, was one of those students.

Brad said he grew up wanting to join the military, but when the wars broke out after September 11, 2001, he felt like it was his generation’s duty to serve.

Joined Marines After Graduating From Fayetteville High School
So in 2005, Brad, who grew up in Fayetteville, Ark., graduated from Fayetteville High School and made the trek to San Diego for boot camp. From there, he went into the infantry and was picked for “8th and I,” so he made the mov8th and I sidebare to Washington, D.C., where he lived for 1.5 years.

Life in D.C.

Brad’s life in DC was a whirlwind of funerals at Arlington National Cemetery –91 firing party funerals and numerous other funerals, along with Sunset Parades at the Iwo Jima Memorial. A highlight of his tour was Brad’s platoon winning a competition and being able to travel to France and participate in a ceremony at Belleau Wood, where the historic battle for Belleau Wood was fought in 1918.

“When President Ford died, it was an honor to be part of his funeral,” Brad said. “I was able to be there when he was escorted off Air Force One.”

While he was in D.C., Brad did all of his field training at Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Some of his other memorable experiences during this time were being close to President George W. Bush when he came to an Evening Parade and again on the Memorial Day wreath laying in Arlington, meeting Chuck Norris and seeing the Queen of England.

Deployment to Afghanistan

In 2007, Brad left D.C. and went to Twentynine Palms, Calif., or the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, where he was in the infantry in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. In the fall of 2007, Brad found out he was being deployed to Iraq. However, this changed, and in April 2008, he was deployed to Nowzad, Afghanistan in the Helmand Province.

“The whole battalion deployed,” Brad said. “We were among the first Marines to go back into Afghanistan and the first Americans to operate in our area.”

Initially, Brad’s unit was working with the British and the Estonians, and they were supposed to be trainers for the Afghan National Army (ANA). However, Brad said they ended up getting into combat almost every day.

On June 15, 2008, Brad was shot twice during a major assault on a Taliban supply position. Before getting shot, Brad said they saw a rocket propelled grenade fly over them and they were getting shot at by enemy machine guns, so they went down into a trench.

“I could feel my nerves start to lose control when I started thinking about what was going on, and I had to gain my composure. You don’t want to let down your platoon and all the Marines who have been in combat before you,” he said. “We were in groups of four, and my turn came to run out of the trench across an open field. We just had to hope we didn’t get shot. You hear the snap of the bullets overhead in the rifle pits when you’re doing qualifications, but it is different when you’re in actual combat.”

At first, he said getting hit wasn’t painful. “I didn’t know what happened. When I was shot, it almost felt like one of those balloons that clowns use blowing up in my leg, which was from a bullet. It instantly went numb, burned, was cold at the same time, and I felt the wetness from the blood.”

Brad called out, saying he was hit, and then he passed out. “I woke up when someone was dragging me back, and then it was hazy for a while.”

To get him out of the combat zone, his fellow Marines were shooting a 50 caliber machine gun over his head from an armored gun truck to suppress the enemy. “I’m still good friends with the corpsman who initially treated me on the battlefiel12d.”

After Brad was taken out of the combat zone on a Blackhawk helicopter, he was medevaced to Camp Leatherneck where he spent a week in a British hospital. From there, he went to Bagram in Eastern Afghanistan where he spent a few days at the American hospital waiting for a flight out of the country.  Next, he went to Germany and then back to the United States, where he spent a week at Balboa Hospital in San Diego. Brad then spent a month in the wounded warrior battalion program in San Diego.

Brad was wounded the first 2.5 months out of an 8 month deployment.  His unit was in Afghanistan until November 2008 and was involved in heavy combat daily. During the 8 months, 20 were killed and 200 were wounded, including 30 amputees.

For the rest of his time in the Marines, Brad went back to Twentynine Palms, where he worked in administration.  He was honorably discharged as a corporal in June 2009, and went to college at the University of Arkansas that fall.

Life After the Marines

While in college, Brad was also in the Individual Ready Reserve with the Marine Corps Ready Reserve and finished last summer. In December 2012, he graduated from the U of A with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Brad is proud of his military experience, which he said taught him many things—fro11m leadership and the importance of relying on others while working as a team to living in other countries—and that he doesn’t like to run.

Despite being wounded during combat and still having shrapnel in his leg, Brad said he never regrets joining the Marines.

“I would do it again even if I knew what was going to happen,” he said. “It’s something I’m proud of and glad I was able to go through the experience.”

Story by Allison Ruff

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Drivers: Prepare for Roadcheck 2014

Drivers: Prepare for Roadcheck 2014

May 08 2014

Picture 051CVSA’s Roadcheck 2014, scheduled for June 3 – 5, is just around the corner and that means one thing: preparation!

We encourage you to be ready for an inspection and be aware of the most common violations, which include brake, light and tire issues. Additionally, as always, make sure you’re wearing your seatbelt, refraining from cell phone use and not speeding.

This year, we’re offering $25 to any current driver who has a Level 1 or Level 2 roadside inspection free of violations and warnings! Plus, though August 31, there is no limit to the number of clean inspections drivers can turn in, so feel free to take full advantage of this offer.

Receiving the $25 is simple – just email or scan the inspection report to your manager within 10 days of the inspection date.

For additional safety tips, check out CVSA’s Roadcheck Checklist for Drivers.

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Find Your Fit at J.B. Hunt

Find Your Fit at J.B. Hunt

Apr 18 2014

DSC_0042What do you want in a driving job?

Do you want to get home daily and eat dinner at home? Or is the open road more your style? Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you can find it with J.B. Hunt.

Our Dedicated, Truckload, Final Mile and Intermodal opportunities provide diverse career paths for truck drivers.

Find your fit with J.B. Hunt today: Call 1-877-791-9458, search jobs near you, or prequalify online!

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What Can You Find at J.B. Hunt?

What Can You Find at J.B. Hunt?

Apr 10 2014

IMG_7942Ken Fryar has driven for J.B. Hunt for only three years, but he knows this is where he wants to retire.

“I love driving for J.B. Hunt,” says the intermodal driver. “I don’t see me moving anywhere or anyplace.”

Ken started as a regional intermodal driver running out of Chicago and transferred to his current position as a local driver.

“The transition wasn’t bad, but it’s a big difference between moving regional freight and local freight. You’re in and out of the truck more. I move a lot of freight. So when I am working, I am moving.”

When asked what his favorite part is about driving local, Ken didn’t hesitate.

“Home time” he answered. “I love going home. I love if I want to see my daughter, I can. I can go out and see the guys and I get to ride my motorcycle a lot more than when I was a regional driver.”

Ken’s typical day as a driver includes him coming in around 6:00 am, getting his paperwork from his manager, Erin, grabbing breakfast, pre-tripping his truck and then heading out for the day.

“Once I get in the truck, it’s constant moving all day long. The work flow is very heavy, very steady and it’s consistent. If a driver’s looking for work, they come to J.B. Hunt. Believe me, it pays out.”

Another perk about driving local, Ken says, is having an onsite manager.

“This is like a family atmosphere—she (Erin) makes sure I’m taken care of. You can talk face to face and fix things. If the manager can’t fix it, it will go to the next person, but it’s not going to go past two steps. It’s going to get taken care of.”

Ken also trains new drivers. He gives his trainees a bit of advice.

“Every job has its ups and downs, but for the most part with J.B., the ups and downs I have, it’s nothing you can’t get over.” Ken also encourages drivers coming in from regional or OTR to keep at it and keep safety their first priority. “You’ve got to keep your eyes constantly moving,” Ken said. “A lot of city drivers don’t understand what we do.”

“At J.B. Hunt, I found home time. This company has a very bright future and I love what I do,” said Ken.

Interested in being a local driver like Ken? Call 1-877-791-9458 or pre-qualify here to find your fit with J.B. Hunt.

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