J.B. Hunt Dedicated Local and Regional Truck Driving Jobs

J.B. Hunt Dedicated Local and Regional Truck Driving Jobs

Mar 28 2018

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At J.B. Hunt, dedicated company drivers enjoy a selection of local and regional jobs that add variety to their days with a mix of truck driving and non-driving duties – operating forklifts, pallet jacks, lift gates, augers, material handling, installation and more.

Big and small businesses understand that managing their own fleet and transporting their products is no easy task. They see outsourcing their transportation needs as a valuable and effective solution; one that J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) drivers deliver. From straight trucks to flatbeds and temperature control, dedicated drivers provide the skill and service necessary for J.B. Hunt’s continued growth.

Local dedicated drivers typically move loads to a customer within a radius that allows them to complete their deliveries and return home the same day. Regional dedicated drivers move freight within a region that encompasses the surrounding states and are usually on the road for five days and return home on a weekly basis.

By servicing a single customer, a dedicated truck driver experiences a consistent schedule and familiarity with their route, delivery and the customer’s facility, which can lead to an increase in load efficiency and pay. A driver is also able to build a rapport with the customer and offer topnotch service.

Each account offers onsite management to aid dedicated drivers in load planning, safety training and with any customer concerns. Consistent managerial support allows drivers to grow in their roles, and many enjoy seeing their hard work make a positive effect on the customer and the account’s growth.

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All J.B. Hunt company drivers have access to comprehensive health benefit offerings including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation.

Through our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program, we also offer local and regional dedicated trucking jobs to Veterans and transitioning service members, no matter their driving experience. Since many have served away from home and their loved ones for long periods of time, local and regional truck driving jobs give Veterans the home time that they deserve.

J.B. Hunt offers dedicated driving jobs in many metro areas such as Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Minneapolis, as well as smaller cities such as Bethlehem, Pa., Chester, N.Y., Green Bay, Wis., and Stockton, Calif. Dedicated truck driving jobs in these areas and other areas nationwide, open and close frequently. Check our truck driving job search for an up-to-date listing of current openings.

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Interested in learning more about our regional and local truck driving jobs with J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services division? Call 1-877-791-9458 or feel free to fill out our short form online and we’ll contact you.

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J.B. Hunt Intermodal Local And Regional Truck Driving Jobs

J.B. Hunt Intermodal Local And Regional Truck Driving Jobs

Mar 15 2018

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At J.B. Hunt, intermodal company drivers reap the benefits of the carrier’s longstanding relationships with major rail providers – BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSX, CN and KCS/KCSM – and its heavy presence at rail yards nationwide.

J.B. Hunt Intermodal operates the largest fleet of company-owned 53′ containers and drayage fleets in North America. With more than 90,000 containers and 78,000 chassis, and access to private express gates, J.B. Hunt drivers enjoy less wait, stronger freight and more miles.

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What is intermodal?

Intermodal is the process of using two modes of transportation, such as truck and railway, to move goods from shippers to customers. Typically, a truck moves a container to a railway and/or picks up a container from a railway to be delivered to a customer.

What do intermodal truck drivers do?

Intermodal truck drivers perform traditional driving duties – transporting freight containers from rail yards to customer locations. Drivers are given pre-planned loads and primarily no-touch freight.

Local intermodal drivers typically move containers to customers within a 200-mile radius, allowing them to complete their deliveries and return home the same day. Regional intermodal drivers move containers within a region that encompasses the surrounding states and are usually on the road for five days and return home on a weekly basis.

J.B. Hunt truck drivers enjoy access to comprehensive health benefit offerings including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation.

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Intermodal trucking jobs for Veterans:

Through our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program, we also offer local and regional intermodal trucking jobs to Veterans and transitioning service members, no matter their driving experience. Since many have served away from home and their loved ones for long periods of time, local and regional truck driving jobs give Veterans the home time that they deserve.

J.B. Hunt’s intermodal truck driving jobs:

J.B. Hunt offers intermodal driving jobs in many metro areas such as Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta, as well as smaller cities such as Scranton, Pa., Springfield, Ill., Janesville, Wis., and Haslet, Texas. Intermodal truck driving jobs in these areas and other areas nationwide, open and close frequently. Check our truck driving job search for an up-to-date listing of current openings.

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Interested in learning more about our regional and local truck driving jobs with J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal division? Call 1-877-791-9458 or feel free to fill out our short form online and we’ll contact you.

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J.B. Hunt Named 2018 Military Friendly Employer By G.I. Jobs

J.B. Hunt Named 2018 Military Friendly Employer By G.I. Jobs

Jan 21 2018

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J.B. Hunt was recently recognized for its proven commitment in providing Veterans a smooth transition into civilian truck driving jobs. The carrier was named a 2018 Military Friendly® Employer for the eleventh consecutive year by Victory Media, ranking J.B. Hunt in the top 20% of companies in the industry.

“J.B. Hunt is proud to show our ongoing support of Veterans and their families by maintaining our Military Friendly® Employer designation for more than a decade,” said John Roberts, president and chief executive officer at J.B. Hunt. “We are committed to doing our part for our nation’s military members, including working towards our goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans by 2020.”

According to MilitaryFriendly.com, the designation was determined using data sources from federal agencies, veteran employees, and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. The list was featured in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and the January issue of Military Spouse magazine.

J.B. Hunt’s military hiring program, Hunt’s Heroes, continues to grow and offer more assistance and opportunities to Veterans every year. Since its inception in 2014, the program has expanded its local and regional driving opportunities to Veterans of any military profession and developed an extensive Department of Labor apprenticeship which offers Monthly Housing Allowance payments from the VA to qualified Veterans.

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Interested in driving with a military friendly company? Learn more about our regional and local truck driving jobs for Veterans by visiting DriveJBHunt.com or filling out our short form online.

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Final Mile Driver Finds Pride in a Hard Day’s Work

Final Mile Driver Finds Pride in a Hard Day’s Work

Dec 29 2017

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“At the end of the day, it makes you feel good. It’s a job well done. You hook something up in somebody’s house that took a little bit of skill. You got your hands dirty doing something. It gives you a sense of pride that you’re doing something that’s not always easy,” said Final Mile driver John.

For the past three years, John has been delivering and installing appliances, electronics and more into customer homes and businesses for J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services division. He finds it to be rewarding work that helps him provide for his family and gets him home every day.

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While looking for a local truck driving job three years ago, it was J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile opportunity that caught his eye – it was more challenging and different than the over the road driving he was doing. “I didn’t like being over the road because it’s really unpredictable. It really caused me a lot of anxiety to be away from home and be away from them [his three daughters] and not know what’s going on with them. I feel a lot better now,” he explained.

With only a year of over the road driving under his wheels and no installation experience, John braced for a learning curve. “I learned more about how to operate the vehicle in my first month here than in almost a year of being over the road and trucking school,” he said. “This job, when I started, I couldn’t really put a hammer and nail into a wall and now I have developed this kind of mechanical aptitude with some things that I didn’t have before in life when it comes to working with my hands and that sort of thing. That’s kind of cool.”

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After a few years of driving into tight locations and installing various products into customer homes, businesses and builder sites, his confidence continues to grow. “I’m not afraid to do some of the things that we do on this job, whether it’s going to a construction site, or bringing a massive piece of furniture into somebody’s house, or going into somebody’s house and installing something that is difficult,” he said. “It’s challenging because you have to change your mindset, to put yourself in the shoes of the customer. You treat that house like it’s your house, and to be honest, that’s hard.”

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Although his day’s work can be demanding, John has no plans to change his company driving job. “There’s definitely a negative stigma about drivers. I don’t really let that bother me. I feel like I’m doing my part. I know that I’m doing something that maybe a lot of other people don’t want to do. That’s okay. You can’t handle it, I’ll take the work,” John said.

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Don’t have a CDL or driving experience? No problem. J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile delivery installation specialist positions don’t require either. Learn more by visiting DriveJBHunt.com or calling 1-877-791-9458 to discuss local truck driving jobs in our Final Mile Services division. Or feel free to fill out a short form online.

Are you a military Veteran ready for a new civilian career? Find out more about our DOL Apprenticeship that places Veterans in the front seat of local and regional truck driving jobs.

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J.B. Hunt Ready to Deliver Wreaths Across America

J.B. Hunt Ready to Deliver Wreaths Across America

Dec 04 2017

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J.B. Hunt is proud to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) event for a fourth year. Each December, WAA carries out its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by placing wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers at over 1,000 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

Beginning Sunday, December 10th, J.B. Hunt military Veteran drivers will begin delivering a total of eight loads of wreaths from Wreaths Across America’s headquarters in Harrington, Maine to national cemeteries and facilities throughout the country.

The delivery destinations this year are the following:

  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  • Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  • Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minn.
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, Calif.
  • Miramar National Cemetery, Miramar, Calif.
  • Saint Louis Cross-dock, Saint Louis, Mo.

We invite you to follow this week long journey on our J.B. Hunt Drivers FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages. Share your Wreaths Across America experience with us by using #JBHWAA and #WAA2017.

There will be numerous military Veteran J.B. Hunt drivers, who were nominated by their managers, participating in wreath deliveries this year.

Learn more about our drivers:

  • Donald L. is a one-year Army Veteran and Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) driver. He has recently taken on the role of lead driver trainer and has been a great resource for new drivers looking for advice.
  • Chris D. is an eight-year Marine Veteran who served in Iraq. He is an Intermodal driver, a trainer and a Smith System instructor and has driven nearly two million safe miles with J.B. Hunt.
  • Michael “Snake” R. is a six-year Air Force Veteran and DCS He is eager to drive in the convoy and show respect and appreciation for his fallen fellow comrades.
  • Robert F. is a three-year Airforce Veteran who served in Vietnam. He is a DCS driver and has been said to be a reliable asset to J.B. Hunt for the past four years.
  • Edward S. is an Army Veteran who served for 31 years in operations such as Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is a DCS driver who has driven with J.B. Hunt for over two years.
  • Sean D. is an Airforce Veteran who served for four years. He is a DCS driver who is also a trainer and continues to be an incredible resource for other drivers. He’s known to be willing to go outside his comfort zone and assist wherever needed.
  • Mark G. is a four-year Navy Veteran and an Intermodal driver. He’s looking forward to delivering wreaths and giving back to the military.
  • Daniel G. is a four-year Army Veteran and Intermodal driver. He says that driving for J.B. Hunt has helped him reach more of his dreams and this is his way of helping give back to the company and the military.
  • Cheryl S. is a five-year Army Veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is an Intermodal driver and ready to represent J.B. Hunt during WAA.
  • Roland P. is an Army Veteran who served for two years and feels honored to drive for WAA and serve once again for his fallen brothers. He is a Truckload driver who is a mentor to other drivers and always looking for ways to improve the driver experience.
  • Burt B. is an Air Force Veteran of four years and an Intermodal driver. He frequently joins his motorcycle group in welcoming Veterans home from overseas and escorts fallen heroes.
  • Paul P. is an Army Veteran who joined J.B. Hunt over a year ago through the Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program. His manager calls him an outstanding employee with a positive attitude and an impressive safety record.
  • James P.is a Marine Veteran who served for 30 years and retired as a Sergeant Major. He received honors such as the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Silver Star with gold cluster. He is a DCS driver and has been with J.B. Hunt for 17 years.
  • Mario R. is a seven-year Army Veteran who is still active in the Reserves. He is an Intermodal driver and despite driving with J.B. Hunt for only eight months, he has an impressive service and safety record and has been elected Driver of the Month and Driver of the Region.
  • Cole R. is a 16-year National Guard Veteran and currently trains soldiers in the military. He is also an Intermodal driver and trainer who is known to go above and beyond for J.B. Hunt.
  • Mike M. is an eight-year Marine Veteran and is described by his manager as the embodiment of selfless service. He is a DCS driver and trainer who is known for taking on difficult loads on a regular basis to ensure the success of J.B. Hunt’s customer. He was named the Northeast Driver of the Month in October 2017.
  • Claude E. is a Navy and National Guard Veteran who served for 23 years. He is also a Truckload driver who his manager calls a top driver.
  • Henry C. is an Army Veteran who served for over 12 years. He is a 2 million mile driver, drives on a DCS account and is known for practicing safety and communicating well with managers.
  • Cliff K. served for over seven years in the Army and participated in two tours in Vietnam. He is an Intermodal driver who has driven with J.B. Hunt for the past 30 years and feels honored to deliver wreaths for the heroes who didn’t make it back.
  • Richard D. served in the Navy as an aviation structural mechanic for three years. He is currently an Intermodal driver and trainer who has driven with J.B. Hunt for the last 15 years. He’s received the August 2016 Driver of the Month and the 2016 Driver of the Year awards.
  • Travis R. has driven for J.B. Hunt intermodal for four years. He was active duty in the Navy from 2000-2004 and served in the Naval Reserve from 2004-2007. He was awarded three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, two Battle “E” medals, a National Defense medal, and a Good Conduct medal.

Are you a Veteran interested in working for a company dedicated to honoring and hiring Veterans? Contact our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring team at 1-800-207-6097 to learn more about a driving career at J.B. Hunt or fill out a short form online.

 

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Military Veteran and Spouse Find Rewarding Civilian Careers at J.B. Hunt

Military Veteran and Spouse Find Rewarding Civilian Careers at J.B. Hunt

May 15 2017

Army Veteran and Intermodal driver Phillip has no regrets about his decision to move into a career in truck driving after 20 years of military service. “I like the fact that I’m my own boss. I make my own rules, no one bugging me all the time. I like the freedom,” he said. “The pay is good. It’s really good, especially when talking to other drivers. I feel bad for them.”

According to Phillip and his wife Tanya, J.B. Hunt made their transition into civilian life “stress free” through the Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship program. “We’ve seen a million people get out of the military, we got really lucky with J.B. Hunt. There was no lapse in employment,” Tanya said. “Phillip got an email from J.B. Hunt and he called them back. By the time he got off the phone, he had a job… he had the job months before he got out.”

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Having a regional truck driving job lined up allowed Phillip to focus on moving his family to Iowa, obtaining his CDL A, training with an experienced J.B. Hunt driver and becoming a solo intermodal company driver. He quickly found out that truck driving suited him and his military skill set well. “As a mechanic in the Army for 20 years, I have a knack for dealing with vehicles,” he said. “I gained a lot of respect for this job the moment I drove the truck on the interstate.”

With an opening for a Marketing Office Specialist, J.B. Hunt was able to help Tanya, who was a stay-at-home mother at the time, transition smoothly from military spouse to civilian. The position involved indexing documents and paperwork and could be performed from home – ideal for a mother of four. “I’m really good at it… I just love working for J.B. Hunt. It’s super cool working from home,” she said. “It’s flexible in the sense that I feel like an at-home parent.”

The couple has found it rewarding to work for the established carrier – in more ways than one. “We are financially stress free by working at J.B. Hunt,” Tanya said. “We are making three times what we were making in the military.” She went on to explain a personal advantage of Phillip transitioning out of the military and into a regional driving job, “I don’t have to worry if he is safe or not when he’s not home.”

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The couple encourages other Veterans and their families to consider the Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship program, as it helped them successfully enter the civilian work force. “Once I got on board, everything the recruiter said I’d get, I got. What he said about J.B. Hunt is true… The honesty, that’s what I respect about the company so far,” Phillip said.

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J.B. Hunt is proud to offer career opportunities to Veterans, transitioning soldiers and their spouses through our Hunt’s Heroes program. Learn more about joining our ranks by calling 1-800-207-6097 or fill out a short form online.

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