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        Safety Matters

        November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Safety Matters
        We understand that putting trucks on the road that weigh 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle is a big responsibility. In 2017 alone, more than 4,000 people died in truck-related accidents. That’s just one reason why it’s important to choose a dedicated transportation provider that is committed to safety and has the Read More

        Sourcing Drivers in Foodservice Distribution

        October 18, 2019 Comments Off on Sourcing Drivers in Foodservice Distribution
        No matter your industry, it’s more difficult to hire drivers today than it was 30 years ago, 10 years ago, or even 3 years ago. Drivers are your bread and butter, and they’re hard to come by. Finding new drivers and keeping your current ones is even harder for specialized industries like foodservice.   The Read More

        Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation

        August 30, 2018 Comments Off on Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation
        Live production transportation encompasses all needs for vertically integrated poultry companies. For many years those integrators have managed live transportation and bird growout with their employees and assets. Then, integrators started outsourcing bird development to contracted growers, because the benefits outweighed the risks. Even though it’s a sensitive part of the business, trusting growout experts Read More

        Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider

        July 31, 2018 Comments Off on Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider
        Companies with fleets are under pressure to meet high consumer demands, which require more than dedicated capacity. To exceed those expectations, companies need capacity and resources from the right dedicated fleet provider. After you’ve outsourced fleet management, you should measure the service to ensure you’re getting the most out of the deal. Complete our checklist Read More

        Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers

        May 18, 2018 Comments Off on Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers
        Authored by Nick Hobbs,?EVP and President?of DCS and Final Mile The last experience with a brand often defines the whole experience for consumers. This is especially true for final mile deliveries, which can involve assembly and installation. As a final mile service provider, we know this represents a meaningful instance when a client’s brand is Read More

        Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

        May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
        Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles.?This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

        Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

        May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
        Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

        Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

        March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
        The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

        Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services

        February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services
        Retailers and manufacturers alike are redesigning supply chain methods to meet tighter shipping windows and heightened expectations. Speed to market is top-of-mind for retailers tasked with balancing a constant flow of inventory with consumers searching for the new “it” product. Connect with us! Read More

        Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns

        February 8, 2018 Comments Off on Addressing Retail’s Biggest Supply Chain Concerns
        In 2017, the U.S. economy experienced growth at a rate of over 3% in the second and third quarters, and corporate profits increased 5.3% year-over-year in Q3. As a result, retailers are struggling to find capacity and maintain a consistent supply chain. At J.B. Hunt, we’re experts in meeting demands in tough markets. With?more than?56 Read More
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