JB Hunt Dedicated Questions / No Co. Review?

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Marc Lee wrote:

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I think I can do much worse than Schneider.

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Statements like this never go unchecked or unchallenged. Please explain what you based this opinion on.

Hmm... thought it was fairly obvious, but to be clear.. I think they could be a great place for me to begin a new career in trucking. From what I can tell they have newer tractors, state-of-the-art tech (pioneered some), a variety of load types, cover lower 48 and Canada, should have the loads and miles.

Am I missing something?

19 degrees out before being able to idle is a bit of a concern! Not sure what the "bunk heater" does but sounds like NSM!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks Brett! That certainly explains why no J.B. Hunt info here.

WOW!

Marc Lee's Comment
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There are other threads for per diem , just type it in the search bar.

As an OTR Driver for Schneider, I was able to get to 10,000 miles per month in less than 90 days and kept that pace.

Good luck.

Thanks Steve L. Will check out per diem. Did a Google on trucker per diem and don't recall seeing much.

Way to go! Yes, would definitely want ability to switch. Attainability of bonuses is also hard to know. I appreciate the info here. (Easier than interviewing drivers at truck stops, but I think Brett recommends that too!)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The Wabasto bunk heaters will keep you warm no problem. You can cook a can of soup with one. Crank it on full blast and you will be begging to jump in a snowbank in a span of 30 mins. I use mine often enough to heat up water. I drop 2 bottles in front of the vent, and within 10 mins have scalding hot water.

Marc Lee's Comment
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The Wabasto bunk heaters will keep you warm no problem. You can cook a can of soup with one. Crank it on full blast and you will be begging to jump in a snowbank in a span of 30 mins. I use mine often enough to heat up water. I drop 2 bottles in front of the vent, and within 10 mins have scalding hot water.

Hot! Thanks Patrick C.!

G-Town's Comment
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Marc Lee wrote:

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I think I can do much worse than Schneider.

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Statements like this never go unchecked or unchallenged. Please explain what you based this opinion on.

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Hmm... thought it was fairly obvious, but to be clear.. I think they could be a great place for me to begin a new career in trucking. From what I can tell they have newer tractors, state-of-the-art tech (pioneered some), a variety of load types, cover lower 48 and Canada, should have the loads and miles.

Am I missing something?

19 degrees out before being able to idle is a bit of a concern! Not sure what the "bunk heater" does but sounds like NSM!

Maybe your decision was obvious to you, but not someone reading this thread for the first time.

Marc the text you replied with is far more valuable and informative than just saying that “you could have done worse than Schneider”.

Thanks for the reply.

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