Onboarding With J.B. Hunt Amazon: Hair And Urine Tests Tomorrow! 1/7/19 Start Date

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Looks like this is really happening! Asked for a formal offer letter... was told not normally done but not a problem. May inquire on that tomorrow. Definitely moving right along though!

Yes, for those who don't know and care... they do test hair!

Glad my 33 years clean and sober makes that one a non-issue!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JoAnne EC's Comment
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Congrats, Marc - that's SO exciting!!!! Best wishes with everything =)

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congrats, Marc - that's SO exciting!!!! Best wishes with everything =)

Thanks JoAnne EC!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Looks like this is really happening! Asked for a formal offer letter... was told not normally done but not a problem. May inquire on that tomorrow. Definitely moving right along though!

Yes, for those who don't know and care... they do test hair!

Glad my 33 years clean and sober makes that one a non-issue!

If you are at the drug test stage, you're already past the offer letter stage. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Looks like this is really happening! Asked for a formal offer letter... was told not normally done but not a problem. May inquire on that tomorrow. Definitely moving right along though!

Yes, for those who don't know and care... they do test hair!

Glad my 33 years clean and sober makes that one a non-issue!

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If you are at the drug test stage, you're already past the offer letter stage. :)

Thanks Grumpy! Kind of what I am thinking too!

Got a link and starting online Onboarding / training. The way this one works is I do the Onboarding online, show up at Amazon (January 7th) on "Day" (night?) 1 as a J.B. Hunt employee... fill out some more paperwork and go out in the Trainer's truck for 1st week of training!

Oh happy days! (Nights!)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Looks like this is really happening! Asked for a formal offer letter... was told not normally done but not a problem. May inquire on that tomorrow. Definitely moving right along though!

Yes, for those who don't know and care... they do test hair!

Glad my 33 years clean and sober makes that one a non-issue!

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If you are at the drug test stage, you're already past the offer letter stage. :)

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Thanks Grumpy! Kind of what I am thinking too!

Got a link and starting online Onboarding / training. The way this one works is I do the Onboarding online, show up at Amazon (January 7th) on "Day" (night?) 1 as a J.B. Hunt employee... fill out some more paperwork and go out in the Trainer's truck for 1st week of training!

Oh happy days! (Nights!)

Congratulations. Sounds like a good gig.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations. Sounds like a good gig.

Thanks Grumpy Old Man! For a newbie, I think so! Last day of class is tomorrow. Graduation is Wednesday, and I am already starting training with my new company!

G-Town's Comment
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Marc I read a couple of your replies about CPM vs mileage. Think about why JBH is offering you 54cpm as a rookie. It’s because you will be hard pressed to run 1800-2000 miles per week. Dedicated accounts can be very demanding, with aggressive SLAs in place that will challenge you to the core.

Amazon is in a very time-sensitive business, I think you know this. Since you are at the root of their supply chain you will be pushed many times beyond your rookie ability to perform satisfactorily.

Learning the ropes of this account; the routes (primary & secondary), the process and the most efficient ingress, docking and egress at each DC is critical to success. Managing your on-duty clocks will become a primary focus necessary to maximize your performance.

I strongly suggest to approach your training on this account with an attitude of humility and coachability beyond what was applied during school. Please don’t be insulted by this, but you know virtually nothing and only have an inkling if what to expect running this account. Be the “sponge” during your training, absorbing it all, making keen observations, taking notes when applicable and on-you to adjust to the style of your trainer.

Good luck!

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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Bumping this for Marc Lee.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yes and not all aspects of trucking are for everyone. G Town loves his dedicated route. I did Walmart dedicated for one day as a "favor" and you couldnt pay me enough to do it every day. Absolutely hated it. I felt confined. My friend Christian here on the forum went from Prime OTR to Old Dominion, he loves line haul but hates P&D. Switching isnt as easy as you need seniority to move positions. He also makes less money than he did OTR so he works 6 days to make up the difference.

I couldnt do his job either cause it would seem like real work. lol Monday start, dread the week, work the full 14 hours. screw that.

My point is that every position is different and not all positions are a good fit. So if you dont like it, dont give up totally.

BTW, at Prime, the newbies had more accidents on dedicated routes for the difficulty level GTown stated. Small roads vs interstates.... small stores and tight backing instead of big distribution centers. huge difference.

And honestly, you might think the pay is so great, but Primes lightweight reefers start at 49cpm plus bonuses. Splitter was averaging $1300+ per week without the unnecessary risk of accidents on a dedicated account. We discourage some accounts or regions for new drivers because their skill level cannot handle the routes and it can end a career.

good luck

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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