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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J.B. Hunt Driver Witnesses Accident and Saves Life

J.B. Hunt Driver Witnesses Accident and Saves Life

Sep 21 2017

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Intermodal driver Brian was traveling to one of his regular customers when he witnessed a single vehicle accident. The vehicle had crossed the highway and run into a light pole on the shoulder.

Brian quickly sprang into action and pulled over to help the driver. The vehicle was badly damaged; it was leaking fuel and smoking. Thinking fast, Brian used a sledge hammer stored in his truck to break the window of the damaged vehicle while on the phone with a 911 emergency dispatcher. Moments before the vehicle erupted into flames, he was able to pull the driver out.

After getting the young woman a safe distance away from the wreck, Brian noticed that she had no pulse. Without hesitation, he began performing CPR while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Soon, the young woman regained her pulse and began to breathe again. Brian had saved her life.

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Since the accident, Brian has gone above and beyond by visiting the young woman in the hospital several times and calling her mother daily to check in.

Thank you, Brian, for being an outstanding representative of J.B. Hunt. You’re a real hero!

 

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Driver to Retire With 3 Million Safe Miles & Plans to Buy Corvette

Driver to Retire With 3 Million Safe Miles & Plans to Buy Corvette

Aug 14 2017

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Gary loves driving – driving trucks and driving race cars. Over 30 years ago, he made truck driving his career at J.B. Hunt and drag racing a hobby he could afford with his annual earnings. “Drag racing is a lot of fun but an expensive hobby. I don’t have sponsors like the professionals,” he said with laughter in his voice.

The company driver plans to continue drag racing after he hangs up his truck keys and retires this December, finishing a successful thirty years at J.B. Hunt. “I love race cars and sports… I’ve been saving up to buy the Corvette convertible, my retirement car!” he said.

Gary’s truck driving record is one to brag about –  three million safe miles, 27 safe driving awards along with the Road Star Regional, Driver of the Month and Driver of the Quarter awards as well as national recognition for being a nominee for the Citizen Driver of the Year award.

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When Gary reached his first million safe miles, he was slightly surprised by the recognition he received for his achievement. “I never thought I’d do it,” he said. “Reaching the first one million, I thought it was for the company, not me. I was just doing my job.” He soon became motivated to hit his next million and then his next. “The second million was for my family being behind me the whole time,” he said. “The third million was for me. I was determined to get it before I retired!”

Gary’s safety bonuses went towards fixing up his home, paying bills, retirement savings and feeding his passion for race cars. He purchased a BMW with his second million mile bonus and once he retires, he plans to use his third million mile bonus towards a purchase of a 2017 red on red Corvette Z06 Convertible.

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The achieved driver is somewhat hesitant when it comes to retiring, as he’s made J.B. Hunt his second home over the last three decades. “I’m going to miss the comradery, all the people at the terminal, at corporate, throughout the company. It’s like a family. Most of my friends work at J.B. Hunt!” he said. “You know somebody for 30 years, they become your friends. I’m gonna miss them.”

After retirement, Gary has plans to work on projects around the house and spend time with his wife, six grown children, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and of course, play with his cars. “I’m going to the drag races, tinker around on my car and will be at the race track… and messing with my yard,” he said.

The veteran driver often reflects on how J.B. Hunt has evolved over the years and the positive effect it’s had on him as a driver and a person. “The company is moving and up to date. It is not lacking with all the new technology it’s incorporating,” he said. “As the company improved, I think I improved too.”

As the delivery date of his last load gets closer, Gary has been practicing his retirement speech and offered a heart-felt sound bite. “It’s been an honor and a blessing to drive, work here and meet all the different people,” he said. “It’s an amazing company that keeps getting better and better every day.”

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Are you ready to be a part of the J.B. Hunt family from hire to retire? 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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J.B. Hunt Transport Celebrates 56 Years

J.B. Hunt Transport Celebrates 56 Years

Aug 07 2017

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On August 10th, J.B. Hunt celebrates its 56th anniversary and its historical impact on the logistics transportation industry. The distinguished carrier has grown from a small business of only five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers to a Fortune 500 company with over 13,000 trucks, 110,000 trailers and containers countrywide and $6.5 billion in annual revenues.

With an ambitious force of over 23,000 employees, J.B. Hunt is committed to being an industry leader in innovation, safety and diverse operations. Our employees have been the key to J.B. Hunt’s successful history and promising future by continually providing superior customer service, optimal efficiency and safety, effective freight management and creative solutions.

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Strong work ethic and persistence are at the foundation of J.B. Hunt. Co-founders Johnnie Bryan and Johnelle Hunt were committed to long term growth and making J.B. Hunt Transport a reputable carrier within the transportation industry. To achieve recognition above the competition and increase company pride amidst employees, Mr. Hunt designed the familiar black and yellow scroll logo that adorns thousands of trucks, trailers and uniforms today.

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The origin of the J.B. Hunt logo began in Keo, Arkansas when Mr. Hunt was visiting J.D. Cobb, a J.B. Hunt Transport original investor and board member. They stumbled upon an income tax form that had an image of a scroll at the bottom with placement for the total amount owed. Mr. Hunt favored the scroll and took the form home, redrew the image and added his own touches. He asked Mrs. Hunt to have it placed on the invoices of the couple’s original rice hull business.

According to long time employees, the black and yellow scroll became J.B. Hunt Transport’s official logo and placed on the carrier’s equipment and driver uniforms in the early 1970s and has stayed a consistent design ever since.

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Recently retired Intermodal driver Benton feels grateful for the opportunity to wear the black and yellow scroll and serve J.B. Hunt customers for the last 23 years. “You make friends with the customer with a hand shake…If I had a set appointment, I was there early… I’ve always considered that on time is late,” he said. “I didn’t do it my way. I did it Mr. Hunt’s way and that is the way to do it.”

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To learn more about J.B. Hunt’s historical milestones and how our people continue to move our nation, check out our video below.

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Are you a truck driver who is ready to drive with J.B. Hunt and help us move our nation? Call 1-877-791-9458 or visit DriveJBHunt.com to learn about over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs and contract opportunities or fill out our short form online.

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J.B. Hunt DCS Driver Achieves 4 Million Safe Miles

J.B. Hunt DCS Driver Achieves 4 Million Safe Miles

Aug 01 2017

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On June 15th, DCS driver Bob followed his usual routine of delivering a load to Louisville, Ky., but this time, it wasn’t just another day, another delivery for the driver. Bob reached a career milestone as he surpassed the 4 million safe miles mark. The 29-year J.B. Hunt veteran is now the ONLY active 4 million mile driver in DCS and the fifth company driver to ever achieve this accomplishment in J.B. Hunt history!

When asked how it felt to reach this remarkable milestone, Bob said, “I’ve been sweating bullets all week, but it has been a long time coming.”

Over the course of his career, Bob has left a lasting impression on everyone – customers, management and his coworkers. His management compliments his willingness to help whenever and wherever he is needed and moreover, his warm, cheerful attitude when working with customers and co-workers. They find that his friendly smile and presence make it hard for anyone to have a bad day after interacting with him.

“It’s not possible to put into words how great of a driver and person Bob is! This great accomplishment could not have been achieved by a better person and we are extremely excited and proud for him. Bob, thank you for all you do. Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!” wrote Bob’s General Manager Jecorey.

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Are you ready to achieve your next million safe miles with J.B. Hunt and reap the bonus awards? Call 1-877-791-9458 to learn more about J.B. Hunt’s over the roadregional and local truck driving jobs or fill out our short form online.

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2017 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship: Meet the Drivers

2017 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship: Meet the Drivers

Jul 07 2017

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You’re invited to support our J.B. Hunt drivers at this year’s 2017 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship! The competition is taking place July 13-15 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center parking lot in Rogers, Arkansas.

Twenty-nine of our J.B. Hunt truck drivers will be traveling to Northwest Arkansas to compete in the written and skills portion of the event. If you’re in the area, we invite you to cheer on our team Saturday, July 15 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center parking lot. Come out and enjoy great company and food!

If you can’t make it, be sure to follow @J.B. Hunt Drivers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and photos of the event. Good luck to all of the drivers competing!


Meet our J.B. Hunt drivers competing this week:

Andrea 

Andrea is a Truckload driver from Virginia Beach, Va. She has driven accident-free for J.B. Hunt for eight years. She’s reached one million safe miles and has received the Driver of the Month award. When she’s not traveling, she enjoys fishing, playing billiards, practicing her fiddle and spending time with her spouse Sara.

Andrew 

Andrew is a Final Mile driver from Ypsilanti, Mich., who has been driving with J.B. Hunt for four years. While off the road, he likes spending time with his spouse Kathy and their two children, as well as playing golf and basketball. Over the past seven years, he has enjoyed volunteering with teens at his church.

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Angel is a DCS driver from Overland Park, Kan., with 20 years of driving experience at J.B. Hunt and two million safe miles on his record. During his free time, Angel enjoys being with his family, working on cars, and doing woodwork. Two of his most heroic moments include rescuing two motorists from a car wreck and helping capture three criminals on the run.

Arthur 

Arthur is a DCS driver from Kansas City, Mo., who has 20 years of truck driving under his belt and was named 2015 Driver of the Year. He is a father of three grown children and proud husband to spouse, Andrea. He enjoys basketball, baseball, football, watching movies and volunteering.

Bryan 

Bryan is a DCS driver and has worked for J.B. Hunt for five years. On his downtime, he enjoys watching NASCAR and was a Fire Fighter, Police Officer and First Responder.

Casey

Casey Buck is from Haslet, Texas and has been driving intermodal for almost three years. Casey is an Army Veteran with 12 years of service and four tours in Iraq. He enjoys carpentry, NERF wars, video games and sports with his kids.

Charles 

Charles is a DCS driver for an account in Stuttgart, Ark. Although new to J.B. Hunt, he has 22 years of driving experience under his belt. When he is not working, Charles enjoys hunting, horses, cattle and attending his daughter’s softball games.

Dale 

Dale is a Final Mile driver in Greer, S.C., and has been with J.B. Hunt for over six years. Dale’s managers praise his hard work, customers are impressed by his timely deliveries and fellow drivers look to him when they encounter any problems. Many describe him as one who is always willing to help whenever needed.

Darrell 

Darrell is a DCS driver from Alvarado, Texas. He’s been driving accident-free with J.B. Hunt for 20 years and has accomplished one million safe miles. Darrell is a returning champion to the TDC. He won first place in the flat bed category in 1999 and second place in flat bed in 2000. When he’s not behind the wheel, Darrell likes to fish, camp, farm and volunteer at his church.

Darren 

Darren, a Final Mile driver from Paw Paw, Mich., has been with J.B. Hunt for almost eight years and earned the Final Mile 2015 National Driver of the Year award. Darren won the 2015 Rookie of the Year and first place in the straight truck division in 2016. When he’s home, he enjoys being with his two teenagers and spouse Kathy, as well as writing songs, singing and playing music for local venues.

Daryl 

Daryl is a Truckload driver from Norcross, Ga., who has been driving with J.B. Hunt for five years. When he’s not traveling the states, he enjoys spending quality time with his two boys and two girls. Daryl knows how to get the job done but always finds time to help others in need – like when he helped an elderly couple on the side of the road change a flat tire.

David

David is an Intermodal driver from Staunton, Ill.  He’s been a J.B. Hunt driver for five years and has proudly earned one, two, three and four-year safe driving awards. When he is not driving, he can be found playing with his two young children, gardening, cooking, hunting or riding his new motorcycle.

David 

David is a DCS driver from Jarrettsville, Md. He has driven accident free for J.B. Hunt for 14 years and has reached one million safe miles. He says the most unusual thing he has hauled is a satellite for NASA. In his life off the road, David likes to hunt, play pool and ride his motorcycle. He also courageously fights house fires and assists in Life Flight as a volunteer fireman.

Freddie 

Freddie is a DCS driver out of Mohave Valley, Ariz., and a proud Army Veteran who served in air defense in Germany. Freddie has received numerous driving awards – Regional Road Star, Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year for the Western Region. Outside of work, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping, off-roading, volunteering and spending time with his family.

 

James 

James is a Final Mile driver from Tacoma, Wash., and has been with J.B. Hunt for over two years. He is a proud father of four children, Emily, Bailey, Mallory and Gavin. When he’s off the road, James likes to scuba dive and volunteer at the Special Olympics.

James 

James is an Intermodal driver out of Haslet, Texas and a retired Army Veteran who has received numerous distinguished medals for his service. He is known to be the first to complete assigned training, classes or work modules and lend a hand to his fellow drivers. James has received the 1 Year Accident Free Service award. When he’s not working, he likes to work on cars.

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James is an Intermodal driver from Saginaw, Texas, who has been with J.B. Hunt for the past three years. He has a proud history of driving in the military where he received three meritorious promotions and a good conduct award. James loves to spend time with his girls hiking and fishing. He also enjoys football, fishing and volunteering at his church.

Jeffrey 

Jeffery is an Intermodal driver from Brooklyn, Ohio, who has been driving with J.B. Hunt for nine years. In 2014, he won second place in the five-axle day cab category and Rookie of the Year. In 2015 and 2016, he placed third in five-axle day cab. When he’s not on the road or winning TDC awards, Jeffrey likes being with his spouse Angie and playing sports with their kids, Alyssa and Jeffrey Jr.

John 

John is a DCS driver out of Glendale, Ariz., and has received numerous driving awards – 1 Million Miles Accident Free, 2 Million Miles Accident Free, 3 Million Miles Accident Free, West Coast Driver of the Year, multiple Driver of the Month and runner up J.B. Hunt Trainer of the Year. John enjoys working on and riding his motorcycle and spending time spoiling his grandkids.

Jon

Jon is an Intermodal driver from Racine, Wis., who has been a trucker for 27 years and has driven over two million safe miles. When he’s not hauling containers, he likes spending quality time with his daughter, as well as building hot rods, riding his motorcycle and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

Kevin 

Kevin is a DCS driver from Macungie, Pa., and has been with J.B. Hunt for 15 years. Throughout his career, he has earned the Regional Driver of the Month and Northeast Regional Driver of the Year awards. He likes spending time with his fiancé Charlene, playing bass and toy collecting.

Michael 

Michael is a Final Mile driver from Locust Grove, Okla. He’s been with J.B. Hunt for the past 14 years and has been accident free for all 22 years of his driving career. When he’s not delivering to J.B. Hunt customers, Michael spends his free moments with his kids and spouse Wendy.

Paul 

Paul is a Truckload driver from Province, Mo. He’s been safely driving with J.B. Hunt for 14 years and has reached 1.4 million safe miles. At the age of 15, Paul was one of the youngest EMTs for the state of Pennsylvania, delivering four children. When he’s not on the road, he loves riding his motorcycle.

Richard 

Rick is a Truckload driver from Goochland, Va. He’s been with J.B. Hunt for four years and earned a two-year safe driving award. In 2016, Richard won 2nd place in the sleeper division at the TDC. He enjoys spending time with his spouse Nancy and playing guitar, fishing, doing mechanical work and fixing things on his farm. He also volunteers at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

Ronald 

Ronald is a Truckload driver and has worked for J.B. Hunt for nineteen years. Ronald has received Driver of the Month and One and Two Million Safe Miles driving awards. When he is not working, he writes music and makes music videos for social media.

Samuel

Samuel is a Final Mile driver from Meeker, Okla. He has worked with J.B. Hunt for 13 years and proudly reached one million safe miles in May of 2016. When he is not driving, he loves hanging out with his kids, attending their sporting events and bicycling with them.

Sean 

Sean is a DCS driver from South Amboy, N.J. He’s been driving with J.B. Hunt for five years and received the 2013 Driver of the Year award. Sean is rolling out thousands of safe miles and isn’t far from reaching his goal of one million miles.

Steven   

Steven is an Intermodal driver from Union Grove, Wis. He’s been driving accident-free with J.B. Hunt for six years and has won the Driver of the Month award. When he’s not on the road transporting containers, he can be found riding his motorcycle.

Vernon

Vernon is an Intermodal driver from Springtown, Texas, who has been with J.B. Hunt for four years.  He has made a name for himself by earning the Driver of the Month award and becoming a safety trainer for the fleet. When he’s not driving or training, he spends time with his spouse Tabby and their two little girls, as well as working on classic cars.

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Interested in joining our team of hard working drivers? Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss over the roadregional and local truck driving jobs or contract opportunities or fill out a short form online.

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Driver Enjoys the Challenge in Driving Live Haul

Driver Enjoys the Challenge in Driving Live Haul

Jun 19 2017

Army Veteran and company driver Brent began his three-year J.B Hunt career transporting rail containers and within a few months, he made a big shift to a live haul job moving agricultural equipment. His day now involves moving feed trailers and drop bed trailers stacked with cages filled with poultry or eggs. “You have to think about the welfare of the birds, the stability of the trailers and getting into tricky areas at night,” he said. “Live haul allows you to test your driving skills every day – country, back roads and dirt roads, heavy traffic, in town and at night… It’s never boring. You see what kind of driver you are.”

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Before retiring from the Army in 2014, Brent knew he wanted to stay in the field of logistics and live close to his parents in Arkansas. “I began researching online and seeing what was available and J.B. Hunt seemed to be the best fit,” he said. “J.B. Hunt offers every job that the Army has, there’s a fit for you at J.B. Hunt somewhere – in communications, security, safety, driving… It’s a good organization that has the same branching that the military has.”

Beginning a career at J.B. Hunt as a driver made the most fundamental sense to Brent. “You should know what’s going on on the front lines… You can better come up with a solution,” he said. “The good thing about J.B. Hunt is that they have so many opportunities in so many different areas. All of the positions have to do with the driver.”

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Within a month of transitioning out of the military, Brent entered J.B. Hunt’s newly formed Hunt’s Heroes hiring program. The unique program offers driving opportunities and training to qualified Veterans and transitioning service members, no matter their experience. “I got on board during the program’s early stages… It’s grown so much,” he said.

Brent’s managers quickly noticed the Veteran’s ability to adapt and problem solve and continue to give him more responsibilities outside the cab. “I always want to know more, always asking situational questions… They sat me down and started showing me more. I fill in for my manager when he’s on vacation – build schedules and dispatch,” he said.

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Brent plans to continue to excel within the company and advance into management. “I like to progress, make myself better… Any time an opportunity comes up, I do it. It makes me a better driver, a better employee and an asset to J.B. Hunt,” he said.

And if you’re a Veteran looking for your final civilian career destination, J.B. Hunt comes highly recommended by Brent. “I’d like to applaud J.B. Hunt for recognizing Vets and their sacrifices…J.B. Hunt is a good U.S. company, they get a gold star!”

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Interested in more home time with a local truck driving job or contract opportunity? Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out a short form online. Are you a military Veteran wanting to learn more about our Hunt’s Heroes program? Call us at 1-800-207-6097.

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New Driver Transfer Portal Promotes Career Growth

New Driver Transfer Portal Promotes Career Growth

Apr 10 2017

With the new driver transfer portal, it’s easier to transfer from one driving job to the other as a J.B. Hunt company driver. A driving career at J.B. Hunt can adapt to the changes in your life – more home time with family, moving to a new city, or exploring more of the country. Depending on your needs, you can request a transfer to open positions in Final Mile, Dedicated Contract Services, Intermodal or Truckload and find the right opportunity to move you toward your desired destination.

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How to request a transfer:

  • Access the driver transfer portal at DriveJBHunt.com, myjbhunt.com or the DRIVE App
  • Log in with your alpha code and your myjbhunt.com password
  • Search jobs by using filters such as zip code or license type
  • View details on jobs, including whether they are open for transfers
  • Submit positions to which you are interested in transferring
  • The job you’d like to transfer to will be added to your portal’s home page
  • A hiring manager will review your request and verify your eligibility

Please note that drivers must have completed at least 90 days in their current position to be eligible for a transfer. Company driver referral requests are reviewed in the order they are received, and eligibility is dependent upon whether the position is currently accepting transfers.

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Have questions? Select the “Contact Us” link inside the portal.

Not a J.B. Hunt company driver but interested in learning more about over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs or contract opportunities?  Call 1-877-791-9458 to speak to a placement specialist or fill out a short form online.

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How To Become a J.B. Hunt Company CDL-A Driver in 4 Steps

How To Become a J.B. Hunt Company CDL-A Driver in 4 Steps

Mar 27 2017

Thought about driving? Truck driving is a one-of-a-kind way to make a living. At times, it’s not only a career but rather, a lifestyle. A day on the road can be filled with challenges, memorable experiences, stress and adventure. It’s not a career for everyone, just as accounting isn’t a career for everyone, but it is a career for someone, and only you can decide whether it’s right for you. Read further to learn the 4 steps involved in becoming a company truck driver with J.B. Hunt!

How To Become a J.B. Hunt Company CDL-A Driver :

  1. Decide Your Driving Job Type
  2. Earn Your Commercial Driving License
  3. Get Experience
  4. Pre-qualify

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The 4 Step Breakdown:

 

1) Decide Your Driving Job Type

Knowing your future goals can help you determine what type of driving position best suits you and your life style. You want to be home every night with your family, or you’re ready to move to a new state or maybe you’d like to explore more of the country – choose a driving job that moves with your life.

  • Intermodal and Dedicated Contract Services truck driving jobs are available around the U.S. and can get you home daily or weekly.
  • Over the road positions allow you to travel through numerous states while offering a consistent home time schedule.
  • J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile division offers straight truck driving jobs that include a variety of responsibilities – customer service, appliance or electronic installation as well as driving duties.
  • If you are a Veteran or transitioning soldier, you can take advantage of the Hunt’s Heroes military program that proudly mentors and hires service members and Veterans and position them into rewarding local CDL jobs or regional driving jobs. No experience required.

2) Earn Your Commercial Driving License

Now that you’ve decided the type of company driving job you’re interested in pursuing, it’s time to get your commercial driving license. By attending a certified truck driving school, you’ll be prepared for the written license exam and achieve training and time on the road. You’ll become equipped with knowledge on truck driving responsibilities and the transportation industry itself. Some topics will include DOT regulations, logging hours, towing weights, break times and safe driving along with training on maneuvering, towing, loading and unloading, turning, backing up and more. You’ll then pass your written exam, obtain training time behind the wheel and then pass your driving skills test. Congrats! You’ve now obtained your commercial driving license.

3) Get Experience

J.B. Hunt Class A truck driving jobs require three or more months of driving experience and Class B local trucking jobs can vary on experience requirements. You can find out further details on individual positions by visiting the DriveJBHunt.com website or by speaking with a placement specialist. While you are gaining three months of experience at another carrier, you can sign up for J.B. Hunt job alerts to be in the know about over the road, local or regional truck driving jobs in your area. Like every career, experience usually comes with more pay – the more experience you gain behind the wheel and the more safe miles you log, the higher your earnings and potential to earn safety bonuses.

4) Pre-qualify

You have your commercial driving license and truck driving experience and found your ideal J.B. Hunt driving job online. What’s next? It’s time to prequalify. To prequalify, you simply fill out a short form online with your information such as your name, age, contact information, license type and experience. Once you submit the form, a career specialist will call you shortly and discuss your rewarding future at J.B. Hunt.

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Ready to speak to a career specialist now? Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss regional, truckload and local truck driving jobs today or fill out our short form online.

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5 Reasons to Drive With J.B. Hunt

5 Reasons to Drive With J.B. Hunt

Mar 13 2017

Looking for a change in your driving career? Whether this means more time at home, a reliable weekly paycheck, or recognition for your safe driving, you’ll find it as a J.B. Hunt employee driver. Read further to learn why thousands of company drivers choose to be on the road with a carrier that has over 50 years of experience in transportation logistics.

1) Home time

J.B. Hunt understands the importance of work-life balance, and with 90% of our driving opportunities being local or regional, most J.B. Hunt company drivers are home on a daily or weekly basis. Having the freedom to be home doing what matters most allows you to further enjoy your driving job without letting it define your life. Our PTO program also begins to accrue after your first week giving you the flexibility to take care of your everyday responsibilities as well as the unexpected.

2) Reward Safety

Drive with a company that embodies a culture of safety that promotes personal and public safety and security. Our trucks are equipped with safety features such as sensor, radar and video systems. J.B. Hunt proudly rewards safe drivers who have achieved Million Mile status by reaching one, two, three and four million safe miles. Bonuses awarded range from $5,000 to $40,000.

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3) Career Path Opportunities

Choose a driving career that can adapt to the changes in your life – more home time with family, moving to a new city, or exploring more of the country. Depending on your needs, you can transfer to open positions in Final Mile, Dedicated Contract Services, Intermodal or OTR, and find the right opportunity to move you toward your desired destination.

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4) Veteran Hiring Program

Hiring Veterans is a company-wide effort at J.B. Hunt and we are determined to hire 10,000 by 2020. Through our distinguished Hunt’s Heroes trucking program, we proudly mentor and hire service members and Veterans and position them into rewarding local or regional driving careers. No experience required.

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5) Stability

Work with a Fortune 500 company who has had a strong national presence in the transportation industry for over a half a century. With hundreds of J.B. Hunt operated facilities all over the nation and easy access to quality maintenance and service centers, you won’t feel alone on the road. And with plans for more growth on the horizon, we are confident that J.B. Hunt will be here for another half a century.

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Ready to drive with J.B. Hunt? Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs with a placement specialist or prequalify online.

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