Moving To JB Hunt

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Bradley M.'s Comment
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I am moving to JB Hunt from CRST. Like Hiram's article from 3 years ago.

CRST was a great place for me to start.

The Hunt gig is based in my home town and keeps me on the west side of the country. Out 5 days and home 2.

Any updates on JB Hunt from 3 years ago?

Thanks

PackRat's Comment
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They're still a great choice to drive for. good-luck.gif

Bradley M.'s Comment
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Thanks for your encouragement!

They're still a great choice to drive for. good-luck.gif

Bradley M.'s Comment
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I have made one run with a mentor/coach. Will make a second with mentor/coach next week.

So far so good!

Transitioning back to a manual is hard but coming along. Mr CRST truck was much nicer but also set up for team work. I think this set up will be fine as a solo.

Greg H.'s Comment
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I loved working for JB Hunt, uh, back in 1994. :) So, I'd be no help in any update.

But, back then , they really had a great lay out. Larger company so they had several terminals to stop at along the way. Also they had great maps for truck stops where you could stop and get fuel. They had it all color coded to indicate whether or not it had a restaurant, shower, etc..

Anyway, some people may knock larger companies but, I love them. They do tend to simplify things. But, the kick back on that is that I didn't make spit back in those days. ah well, The trainer told me, give it a year and your pay will increase....

Anyway, yeh, they do tend to make life a whole lot easier on their drivers.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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If I ever leave Crete, I would lease on with either JB Hunt or Landstar.

Matthew H.'s Comment
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I'm currently running freight for JB Hunt in a hired truck. They've been doing right by me so far and I'm an outsider to their company. As far as how it is to be a company driver for them, I'm of no help.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I drove for JB Hunt for a year as a company driver in 2014 - 2015 until I got sick and had to come off the road for a few months.

I was on the Georgia Pacific account going mostly through the mid Atlantic/Southeast/lower midwest. They treated me pretty well. I was out 7 - 9 days, home for a 34, sometimes 48 hours before starting all over again.

If I was to consider going back to being a company driver, would go back to JB in a heartbeat.

Ernie

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