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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5 Can’t Miss Events at MATS

5 Can’t Miss Events at MATS

Mar 20 2014

midamerica_trucking_show_logo_3723_3723[1]The Mid-America Trucking show kicks off March 27th in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Expo Center and runs through Saturday, March 29th. MATS is jam-packed with events this year and here are our top 5 things to do at MATS:

  1. Meet Edgar Hansen—star of the television show, Deadliest Catch
  2. Interstate Sportsman Radio—listen to Erik Thompson, “The Yankee Hunter,” talk trucking, hunting and fishing
  3. Country Concert—Mobil Delvac will host a free concert for all MATS attendees featuring award winning country music artist, Gretchen Wilson
  4. 25th Annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship—hosted by PKY, a beauty contest featuring the best trucks from all over the country
  5. And of course, visit the J.B. Hunt Booth (#61164)! Stop by and see if you can get lucky and hit the jackpot with J.B. Hunt! You never know what you could win.

What is your can’t miss MATS event? For more information about MATS click here.

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8 options for your driving career: What can I do now?

8 options for your driving career: What can I do now?

Jan 15 2014

From rookie to seasoned veteran, every driver wonders about the next step in their career. If you find yourself thinking, “what’s next?” here are 8 career paths offered at J.B. Hunt:

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What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

Nov 26 2013

DSC_0042We’re thankful for you, drivers!

We’d like to take time out this Thanksgiving holiday and say thank you to all of our drivers. Your hard work, dedication and attention to safety keep us moving and we appreciate all that you do.

Have a great and safe holiday season!

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J.B. Hunt Named Top Military Friendly Employer

J.B. Hunt Named Top Military Friendly Employer

Nov 19 2013

gI_90173_MFE14HiResFor the eighth year in a row, we’re excited to announce we’ve made G.I. Jobs Magazine’s list of Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. Ranked at No. 14, we proudly hire veterans for both truck driving jobs and office and maintenance positions.

For drivers looking to start their civilian careers as truck drivers, we offer a military finisher program for CDL-A and CDL-B drivers that allows them to get on the road quickly.

Learn more about our careers for veterans by calling our team at 1-800-207-6097, or fill out our military prequalification form online now.

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We’ve Raised Our Pay!

We’ve Raised Our Pay!

Nov 13 2013

navistar front possibleEarn up to $.48cpm for select drivers!

There’s never been a better time to be a J.B. Hunt Truckload driver. Come start your career with J.B. Hunt and enjoy industry leading pay, up to 2,500 miles per week and consistent home time. Drivers in the following states are eligible: AR, KS, LA, MO, MS, OK and TX.

  • Up to $.48 cpm
  • Potential to run 2,500 miles per week
  • Various home time options
  • Take truck home for time off
  • Riders permitted
  • Benefit options including a 401k retirement plan
  • Eligible for an incentive bonus

Call 1-877-791-9458 to speak with a driver placement specialists or pre-qualify online here!

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Maintenance Tip: Tractor Lines and Service Cords

Maintenance Tip: Tractor Lines and Service Cords

Nov 06 2013

Secured service lines- WITH TEXTWe pride ourselves on having the best drivers on the road at J.B. Hunt. Part of what makes us the best is our dedication to safety and that starts with our mainteneance department. Here’s a tip from Juan Ruiz, the Area Maintenance Manager in Stockton, CA.

When a tractor is bob‐tailing, it is important that the air service lines and electrical cord are properly secured in the Glad Hand Holder vs having the service lines and electrical cord being strapped down on the catwalk. This will prevent lines from coming loose and dragging on the road, causing air lines lines to be pinched, cut, or kinked or electrical cord could short out causing the trailer to not have any lights. This could cause a possible service failure or DOT shut down
if not noted during a pre-trip or post‐trip inspection. Unsecured service lines- with text

What safety tips do you have?

 

 

 

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One Million Intermodal Loads for 2013!

One Million Intermodal Loads for 2013!

Sep 25 2013

J.B. Hunt IntermodalOn August 21st we achieved our millionth intermodal load for 2013!

We first reached one million loads near the end of 2010 and are proud to say that in the years since we have achieved it earlier and earlier. Our next goal is 2 million loads each year!

We want to thank you, drivers—it goes without saying that we would have not reached this milestone without you. Your hard work, dedication and attention to safety made this possible!

Want to learn more about J.B. Hunt intermodal? Watch the video below or call us at 1-877-791-9458!

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$5,000 Bonus! Driving Jobs in Texas, New Mexico

$5,000 Bonus! Driving Jobs in Texas, New Mexico

Aug 28 2013

5kbonus2J.B. Hunt just launched a $5,000 bonus that’s now available to truck drivers in Texas and New Mexico! Join us as a regional, dedicated driver and average $55,750 per year while making it home almost weekly.

Driver hiring details:

  • Regional truck drivers in Odessa, TX
  • Regional truck drivers in Albuquerque, NM
  • Regional truck drivers in Austin, TX
  • Regional truck drivers in El Paso, TX
  • Regional truck drivers in San Antonio, TX

Enjoy the beauty of the open road as you make deliveries to stores throughout the West and Southwest United States. Contact our team today at 1-877-791-9458 to prequalify or search jobs now!

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Hiring Veterans for Truck Driving Jobs

Hiring Veterans for Truck Driving Jobs

Aug 14 2013

american flagWe are opening up new hiring areas across the U.S.A. for military veterans seeking truck driving jobs!

Our expanded hiring areas will allow us to hire a large number of military personnel in 2013 and beyond. Currently, we’re seeking military veterans for jobs in these states:

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin 

Regardless of your discharge date, you may prequalify for a job as long as you have acceptable military driving experience. Your G.I. Bill will pay for any necessary training course, and we’ll pay you for on-the-job training when you report for work.

Learn the full details by contacting Mike or Savannah at 1-800-207-6097 or prequalify now.

If you’re a veteran in need of a job, look to J.B. Hunt!

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