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Truckload Driver Experience Program Provides Unique Opportunity for New Drivers

Truckload Driver Experience Program Provides Unique Opportunity for New Drivers

Apr 19 2017

From an outgoing cowboy to a quiet father of fifteen, a diverse group of seven new drivers (and one fiancé who routinely rides along) from across the country arrived at J.B. Hunt’s offices in Lowell, AR on April 13th to participate in the new Driver IMG_5131Experience class. This class, designed to assist truckload drivers transitioning into their new jobs, is a new program happening at J.B. Hunt locations around the country. The Lowell Driver Experience was all-day event that included meeting fleet managers, a tour of the corporate offices, various safety presentations, hands on training, and a lot of food.

The drivers began their morning by having breakfast and meeting their new fleet managers. Due to their need to communicate daily, a large portion of the Experience class was dedicated to allowing time for drivers and managers to get to know each other and share ideas on how to make their relationship and communication successful. After meeting the new fleet managers, drivers took a floor-by-floor tour of the corporate building- including stepping into our founder, J.B. Hunt’s old office and following the path drivers walk on the “Million Mile Walk of Fame.” The tour did take a brief intermission, however, when COO Craig Harper stopped the group to give his thanks and share a few words of wisdom.

After the tour, safety and maintenance presentations began. These presentations were designed to answer questions, clarify protocol, spread awareness about assistance programs available, and address any problems the drivers may have faced in their first few weeks with J.B. Hunt. Time was also spent helping drivers learn how to use the J.B Hunt DRIVE app that works in conjunction with the PeopleNet device found in company trucks. Lunch with their fleet managers followed, then the drivers werIMG_5033e taken to the Training and Development building where they began their hands-on training.

For the training, the drivers were split into three groups and taken to three separate stations designed to address different areas new truckload drivers tend to struggle with the most. One station was an in-depth training on the PeopleNet unit that drivers use daily. They were shown all the capabilities of the unit as well as how to fix common mistakes drivers make when entering their e-logs. Next, drivers were taken to the parking lot to walk through the proper way to complete a pre-trip. Pre-trips are designed to make sure trucks are in proper working order prior to beginning any drive. Finally, the drivers had the chance to show their competitive side by driving through a course designed to simulate close quarter driving- not unlike what would be found in metro areas such as Chicago. Finally, the day ended with pizza and the opportunity for the drivers to provide feedback on the class and their new jobs.IMG_5043

Truckload drivers have arguably one of the most difficult jobs in transportation. Due to their hours and miles, many of them feel uncomfortable asking questions, fail to receive job specific training, and never meet those they have regular communication with. The new Driver Experience was designed to address some of these common problems and help new J.B. Hunt Truckload drivers receive the training necessary to make them more comfortable in their new roles. For more information about joining the J.B. Hunt Truckload team, call 1-877-791-9458 or visit our website to find jobs near you.

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J.B. Hunt Plans to Add More Trucks to Fleet in 2017

J.B. Hunt Plans to Add More Trucks to Fleet in 2017

Nov 29 2016

J.B. Hunt is growing at a time when competitors are scaling back and pulling hundreds of trucks off the road. In fact, we have plans to add 500 to 700 trucks to our Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) division. DCS manages fleets for a variety of retailers and manufactures and provides the equipment, expertise and a coast-to-coast network of cross docks and resources. We don’t plan on stopping with DCS, J.B. Hunt expects for truckload operations to grow as well.

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Due to J.B. Hunt’s expansive operation, strong relationships with railroads and employee diversity, we will continue to roll on as a strong industrial presence that offers cost effective and timely service. We also recognize our drivers for our accomplishments in growth and service and are ready to add more to our fleet!

Interested in driving with a stable Fortune 500 company? J.B. Hunt remains a solid and successful company, perfect for nurturing a rewarding driving career. Call 1-877-791-9458, or search our opportunities online to learn more.

 

 

 

 

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Hot Driving Jobs at J.B. Hunt

Hot Driving Jobs at J.B. Hunt

Aug 31 2016

Hot Driving Jobs at J.B. Hunt

We are looking for professional drivers across the country! J.B. Hunt is proud to offer our drivers not only a great driving job, but a great career. Take a look at some of our current openings near you!

Northeast

  • North Hatfield, MA
    • This local driving job will get you home daily. You’ll work five days a week, making deliveries for a single customer, with the option to work a sixth day for extra pay. You’ll average $63,000 a year and we’re pleased to offer a $5,000 transition assistance bonus. Just three months of CDL-A driving experience is required for this job. Learn more here.
  • Ayer, MA
    • We have two jobs in our Intermodal fleet in the Ayer area currently. Our regional position will get you home weekly and you’ll enjoy weekends off. You’ll earn up to $55,000 per year. Drivers in our local position get home daily and are off two days a week. Earn up to $58,000 in this job. Both of these positions are currently offering a $3,000 transition assistance bonus.

Midwest

  • Des Moines, IA
    • This Class A driving job is in our Final Mile Services division. As part of this job, you’ll deliver and install appliances, fitness equipment, etc. at customer locations, so great customer service skills are a plus! This job allows drivers to be home daily and work a Monday-Friday schedule, with occasional Saturday work. You’ll earn about $59,000 a year. Learn more about this great opportunity here!
  • Buckeye, IA
    • Looking for a night shift job? On this driving job, you’ll work nighttime hours, while getting home every day and having two days off per week. Drivers on this account will earn about $53,500 a year and we are pleased to offer a $2,500 transition assistance bonus. Find out more about this dedicated driving job.

West

  • Stockton, CA
    • J.B. Hunt is America’s #1 Intermodal carrier and our Intermodal drivers get to enjoy the perks of our access to express gates at the rail yard, and more! This local driving job will have you home daily and give you two days off per week. Projected earnings are $47,000 a year, and we’re offering a $3,000 transition assistance bonus. Get more information about this local driving job.
  • Portland, OR
    • Our Intermodal fleet on the West Coast is growing rapidly and we have jobs for local drivers! This job requires 3 months of CDL-A driving experience and you’ll enjoy access to express gates at the rail yard, helping you get on the road faster. Drivers in this job will get home daily and have two days offer per week. You’ll earn between $48,000 and $52,000 a year and a $3,000 transition assistance bonus. Learn more.

Central

  • Louisville, KY
    • This regional driving job provides you with weekly home time. Drivers on this account earn $53,000 a year, with our top earners making up to $58,000. You’ll be making dedicated deliveries to a single customer in the region. Just three months of CDL-A driving experience is needed. Learn more.
  • Findlay, OH
    • We are hiring for a regional driving job for a dedicated account. You’ll get weekly time off and earn up to $58,000 a year with this no-touch freight job. A CDL-A license and six months of previous driving experience are required for this position. Get more information on this job.

Southeast

  • Westminster, MD
    • This is a semi-local position for a dedicated account and requires six months of driving experience. Drivers on this account will average $60,000 a year and will get home frequently during the week while making deliveries within the region. You’ll work Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work. Find out more!
  • Winchester, VA
    • We have both day shift and night shift jobs open on this dedicated account. Drivers on both shifts average $54,000 a year. Drivers are home daily and typically work Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. Just three months of CDL-A driving experience is required for these jobs.

Southwest

  • Decatur, AR
    • This position will make dedicated livehaul deliveries to customer locations. You’ll earn an average of $47,000 and get home daily, with two days off per week. This position requires at least 12 months of CDL-A driving experience and you must be able to drive a manual transmission truck. Learn more about this job.
  • Wilmer, TX
    • This is a unique position within our Final Mile Services division. This Delivery Installation Specialist job requires no previous experience and offers on-the-job training. You will be delivering and installing appliances, fitness equipment, etc. at customer locations. This job pays an average of $40,000 a year, and you’ll work Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Good customer service skills are a must! Get more information about this job here.

We are happy to offer our drivers outstanding benefit options for individuals and families – including medical, dental, vision, disability, life; plus, a company-matched 401k.

Not seeing something in your area? Visit jbhunt.jobs to look for open positions near you.

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Driving Over the Road in the Great 28

Driving Over the Road in the Great 28

Jun 29 2016

 

 

Driving America’s Heartland is just another day in the life of a J.B. Hunt driver who drives the “Great 28” fleet. This fleet services the eastern half of the United States. Great 28 drivers are backed by dedicated fleet managers and by central dispatch that is available 24/7 for support around the clock.

Great 28 Operating Areas

Great 28 Operating Areas

91% of our Truckload fleet is 2015 Freightliner Cascadias, providing you the peace of mind and comfort of updated equipment. With our commitment to getting you home to the people and things you love, you’ll earn one day off for each week out (minimum two weeks).

Great 28 drivers also enjoy:

  • Average W2s of $53,000
  • Average 2,000 – 2,500 miles a week
  • Detention pay – $15 an hour after two hours
  • Productivity bonus – up to $0.06 cpm
  • 75% drop and hook – majority no touch freight
  • Free rider program
  • Pet policy
  • Free SiriusXM
  • 1500 watt inverters in every truck

With just 3 months of CDL-A driving experience, you can join the best of the best – the Great 28. Call us at 1-800-723-1974 to speak to a Career Placement Specialist about our driving opportunities in the Great 28. 

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Holidays on the Road

Holidays on the Road

Nov 26 2014

J.B. Hunt TruckAs the holiday season approaches, we’d like to take a minute to remind you of some of our efforts to make this difficult time of year a little easier for you, our drivers. We know being away from your family during this season is tough, especially for our Truckload drivers who are gone for weeks at a time. Our hope is that, with proper planning and communication, we can make this time worthwhile for our drivers.

To ensure our drivers are moving and therefore making money, our Truckload drivers have the benefit of being able to pre-plan loads a day in advance. Additionally, many drivers are permitted to have a rider – allowing them to spend this time with a friend or loved one in their home away from home.

We are proud that the majority of our drivers will be home for Thanksgiving Day, and it is our goal to get every driver home on Christmas. While most of America enjoys days off around the holidays, from the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to give you a special thank you for making a great sacrifice and keeping us moving during this time.

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Thank You Truck Drivers!

Thank You Truck Drivers!

Sep 15 2014

As we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we want to take the time to say thank you for the job you do!

Being a professional driver is a job that takes skill, hard work and dedication. Not everyone can be a driver and we thank you for choosing to be!

We especially would like to thank our drivers. You make up 69% of our company and are who our customers and the outside world see most! Thank you for being true professionals and for setting the safety standard for the trucking industry.

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Live Chat with Steve Rogers

Live Chat with Steve Rogers

Sep 11 2014

Truckload drivng jobsDo you have questions about the new changes to our Truckload division? Get them answered during our Live Chat on Facebook!

Steve Rogers, Vice President of Truckload, will be personally answering your questions about the newest additions to our Truckload fleet, our new pay plan, or other industry-related topics! Send your questions to jbdriverjobs@gmail.com or leave them in the comment section below.

LIVE CHAT
J.B. Hunt Professional Drivers
September 12th
3:15 – 4:15 pm CT

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Military Career Fairs

Military Career Fairs

Aug 05 2014

Jobs for VeteransAt J.B. Hunt, we don’t just talk about our commitment to hiring veterans; we show it through our military program, Hunt’s Heroes, and our efforts with Hiring Our Heroes, 100,000 Jobs Mission and ESGR.

Over the next two weeks we’ll be attending military career fairs all over the country (including a virtual career fair!) and we’d love to meet you and show you why it’s great to be a veteran and drive for J.B. Hunt!

For event details and more information about Hunt’s Heroes, call 1-800-207-6097 or pre-qualify online.

Military Career Fairs

8/6 – Fort Campbell, KY
8/9 – Lebanon, PA
8/11 – Fort Hood, TX
8/12 – Virtual Career Fair
8/13 – Fort Bragg, NC
8/14 – Fort Drum, NY

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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.”

Truck Driver

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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