Starting JB Hunt Intermodal

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Eric's Comment
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I'm starting JB on the 15th. Wondering if anyone could tell me about their orientation process or any thing like that

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I'm starting JB on the 15th. Wondering if anyone could tell me about their orientation process or any thing like that

Howdy, Eric & welcome to Trucking Truth~!! Finally posting, glad to know!

No info in your bio, so not sure if you've been driving elsewhere OTR , or going to JBH new/first out of CDL school. (Care to share?!? LoL...)

Off the top of my head, I can't think of anyone that drives for them currently (intermodal) ... sorry! Here's a link to an older thread that may or may not help.

JB Hunt

You can also use the search option where you select search by tags. Lastly, a member by the name of Marc Lee tried to get a start with JBH, but got injured early on in training. Maybe he will bounce in and give you some info on them, as well! (Or you can search HIS posts!)

Sure DO wish you luck, however ... and would LOVE FOR YOU to stop back and let us know how it goes for you; we could USE that 'intel' in our cache, on here, as you can see, haha~!

Thanks;

~ Anne ~

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Eric's Comment
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Thanks. I went through Roehl did my training through there. Then went local driving for coke after my son was born. Not really great with technology so just been lurking and reading post on here for the info.

Seth N.'s Comment
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JB hunt is minimum 3 months experience but occassionally has some REALLY high pay jobs if you dont mind waiting them out and pay attention to the site.

I called them up as a recent CDL grad and and got info just 2 days ago as im trying to get info from every company i can think of to choose one. They had top 3 pay for some of those select rare positions of any company that required less than 1 year. (Assuming it wasnt overstated and or lying from the recruiter)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Auggie69's Comment
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JB hunt is minimum 3 months experience but occassionally has some REALLY high pay jobs if you dont mind waiting them out and pay attention to the site.

I called them up as a recent CDL grad and and got info just 2 days ago as im trying to get info from every company i can think of to choose one. They had top 3 pay for some of those select rare positions of any company that required less than 1 year. (Assuming it wasnt overstated and or lying from the recruiter)

You doing anything like this? Intermodal can be a good gig for home daily. Only problem is the rail chassis are treated like sheet. Good pretrips are a must.

LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER chambersburg, pa Drivers are home every day! Intermodal $10000 Bonus Average yearly gross $66040 3 months truck driving experience

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Eric's Comment
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Yeah intermodal Chicago regional is where I'll be. Supposed to be around 70k a year. Home two days a week. Shouldn't be to bad a gig.

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JB hunt is minimum 3 months experience but occassionally has some REALLY high pay jobs if you dont mind waiting them out and pay attention to the site.

I called them up as a recent CDL grad and and got info just 2 days ago as im trying to get info from every company i can think of to choose one. They had top 3 pay for some of those select rare positions of any company that required less than 1 year. (Assuming it wasnt overstated and or lying from the recruiter)

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You doing anything like this? Intermodal can be a good gig for home daily. Only problem is the rail chassis are treated like sheet. Good pretrips are a must.

LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER chambersburg, pa Drivers are home every day! Intermodal $10000 Bonus Average yearly gross $66040 3 months truck driving experience

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ted P.'s Comment
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I have been with JB So many times, they love my "safety" rating...LOL Orientation, I'd suggest bring about 150.00 extra cash on you, they pay for meals for "lunch" but not dinner and breakfasts sometimes are from the motel" you are staying at... I live maybe 50 miles away from the Chicago terminal , there orientation motel is off of "Kedzie" it is a small walk if you feel brave isn't the best neighborhood for walking truck-drivers, LOL

bring extra money, the "ma and pa restaurants" there are the "bomb".... bring a few days of cloths, and IF you smoke, bring a carton of your brand of smokes, the cigarettes' sold there are way pricier than most other places, 12-15 buck a pack easy, the small stores off of Pulaski, are outrageously expensive, other than that, the "driving test" they will take you down Pulaski to 147th, and pick on a few stops with docks then back very heavy traffic mostly, which is why the test there... just take your time, speed limit there is 30 for cars, no body does it, LOL I have done 25 which is fine for the instructor, or safety person to get the "feel" of your driving....

Good luck with the Orientation....

I'm starting JB on the 15th. Wondering if anyone could tell me about their orientation process or any thing like that

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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Yeah intermodal Chicago regional is where I'll be. Supposed to be around 70k a year. Home two days a week. Shouldn't be to bad a gig.

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JB hunt is minimum 3 months experience but occassionally has some REALLY high pay jobs if you dont mind waiting them out and pay attention to the site.

I called them up as a recent CDL grad and and got info just 2 days ago as im trying to get info from every company i can think of to choose one. They had top 3 pay for some of those select rare positions of any company that required less than 1 year. (Assuming it wasnt overstated and or lying from the recruiter)

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You doing anything like this? Intermodal can be a good gig for home daily. Only problem is the rail chassis are treated like sheet. Good pretrips are a must.

LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER chambersburg, pa Drivers are home every day! Intermodal $10000 Bonus Average yearly gross $66040 3 months truck driving experience

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Keep a shovel and a broom handy. Rail yards suck and they don't plow.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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