Intermodal With JB Hunt

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Another area of local work that interests me is intermodal. There are plenty of those types of jobs in my area. JB Hunt currently offers an intermodal gig w/in 150 miles of Harrisburg, PA (close to where I live), 5 day work week w/ 2 days off. 3 months experience required. Anybody have any experience / thoughts on intermodal?

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.
Starcar's Comment
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Sounds like a good gig...but remember, you NEED that OTR experience before you go local, or even regional. Otherwise you would be severely limiting yourself for future employment. just and FYI...if you are in a company school, you will get your OTR....whether you want it or not shocked.png

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.

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.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Another thing to consider with intermodal is you may be required to obtain a TWIC card, which will run you something like $140 to get, plus the wait time for the Department of Homeland Security to run your background. Some companies will reimburse you for the cost, but I don't know if JB is one of them.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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THanks for the comments Starcar and Fatsquatch - much appreciated.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Another area of local work that interests me is intermodal. There are plenty of those types of jobs in my area. JB Hunt currently offers an intermodal gig w/in 150 miles of Harrisburg, PA (close to where I live), 5 day work week w/ 2 days off. 3 months experience required. Anybody have any experience / thoughts on intermodal?

I drive for JB Hunt in the OTR fleet. They do not have any training to offer. They only hire experienced drivers. As far as the intermodal, I know of a couple of guys that are doing that. They really enjoy the work & home time.

So far my experience with JB has been great.

Ernie

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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THanks for the reply Ernie. I spoke w/ a JB recruiter a few months back and she said they'd take 3 months experience, which is nice. If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure she said they'd take any experience w/ a tractor trailer, doesn't have to be OTR. However, I do want to stay w/ my first company for a whole year. JB could be an option for me down the road. Right now in my area they have at least two job openings in their DCS division, plus an intermodal in Harrisburg. All three have home daily plus two days off. BEing home every night would be ideal for my family.

I know guyjax has spoken about driving for JB, and he had a good experience. Guess that's the same all around - you can do well anywhere as long as you have the work ethic and attitude, something I've learned from this site.

I appreciate your response Ernie. Thanks for the input!

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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THanks for the reply Ernie. I spoke w/ a JB recruiter a few months back and she said they'd take 3 months experience, which is nice. If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure she said they'd take any experience w/ a tractor trailer, doesn't have to be OTR. However, I do want to stay w/ my first company for a whole year. JB could be an option for me down the road. Right now in my area they have at least two job openings in their DCS division, plus an intermodal in Harrisburg. All three have home daily plus two days off. BEing home every night would be ideal for my family.

I know guyjax has spoken about driving for JB, and he had a good experience. Guess that's the same all around - you can do well anywhere as long as you have the work ethic and attitude, something I've learned from this site.

I appreciate your response Ernie. Thanks for the input!

Any time I can be of help I try to be. If I can help in the future, let me know. Will do my best.

Ernie

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.

Dana L.'s Comment
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I am going to orientation for JP Hunt Intermodal in Harrisburg Pa. Everything sounds good, I currently run North East and am looking forward to getting home daily. there are several shifts available. one of the my Days off would be Friday and Saturday the other would Saturday and Sunday. and several other shifts... Wright now I drive for a good company, have an assigned tractor (2013) Out from Late Sunday night Early Monday Morning through Friday. Off Saturday and Sunday. I have already past the background and 10 employment check at Hunt and am good to go. I am a little hesident only because I don't know if what their telling me is all smoke and mirrors of truth ( Recruiters don't lie do they) " As America's #1 intermodal carrier, J.B. Hunt provides steady miles and pay in our intermodal truck driving positions." • Average annual earnings projected at $52,000 - $54,000 • Get home daily with two days off per week • Consistent, hassle-free delivery • Access to express gates at rail yards, getting you on the road faster

I would not have my own assigned tractor and have read a number of negative reviews on Hunt. Not fair to drivers forced dispatch equipment problems etc. but you never know anything about the person writing the review. I would really like some imput from some currently employed drivers from Hunt.

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I am going to orientation for JP Hunt Intermodal in Harrisburg Pa. Everything sounds good, I currently run North East and am looking forward to getting home daily. there are several shifts available. one of the my Days off would be Friday and Saturday the other would Saturday and Sunday. and several other shifts... Wright now I drive for a good company, have an assigned tractor (2013) Out from Late Sunday night Early Monday Morning through Friday. Off Saturday and Sunday. I have already past the background and 10 employment check at Hunt and am good to go. I am a little hesident only because I don't know if what their telling me is all smoke and mirrors of truth ( Recruiters don't lie do they) " As America's #1 intermodal carrier, J.B. Hunt provides steady miles and pay in our intermodal truck driving positions." • Average annual earnings projected at $52,000 - $54,000 • Get home daily with two days off per week • Consistent, hassle-free delivery • Access to express gates at rail yards, getting you on the road faster

I would not have my own assigned tractor and have read a number of negative reviews on Hunt. Not fair to drivers forced dispatch equipment problems etc. but you never know anything about the person writing the review. I would really like some imput from some currently employed drivers from Hunt.

I drove for JB Hunt for a year and a half. Never had them lie to me yet. If you will be driving a day cab you will be home everyday. Every yard I went to were full of day cabs on the weekends which means drivers were at home. The ad you copy and pasted sounds right and pretty consistent with what I saw when I was near a major yard that did Intermodal.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.

Dana L.'s Comment
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I am going to orientation for JP Hunt Intermodal in Harrisburg Pa. Everything sounds good, I currently run North East and am looking forward to getting home daily. there are several shifts available. one of the my Days off would be Friday and Saturday the other would Saturday and Sunday. and several other shifts... Wright now I drive for a good company, have an assigned tractor (2013) Out from Late Sunday night Early Monday Morning through Friday. Off Saturday and Sunday. I have already past the background and 10 employment check at Hunt and am good to go. I am a little hesident only because I don't know if what their telling me is all smoke and mirrors of truth ( Recruiters don't lie do they) " As America's #1 intermodal carrier, J.B. Hunt provides steady miles and pay in our intermodal truck driving positions." • Average annual earnings projected at $52,000 - $54,000 • Get home daily with two days off per week • Consistent, hassle-free delivery • Access to express gates at rail yards, getting you on the road faster

I would not have my own assigned tractor and have read a number of negative reviews on Hunt. Not fair to drivers forced dispatch equipment problems etc. but you never know anything about the person writing the review. I would really like some imput from some currently employed drivers from Hunt.

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I drove for JB Hunt for a year and a half. Never had them lie to me yet. If you will be driving a day cab you will be home everyday. Every yard I went to were full of day cabs on the weekends which means drivers were at home. The ad you copy and pasted sounds right and pretty consistent with what I saw when I was near a major yard that did Intermodal.

Thanks for the feed back. I actually went buy the harrisburg yard today and waz able tospeak with the gentaman in the safty department. Sound good. He was very upfront about the possission and what is expected of me and how the intermodel job. Thanks again Jax.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.

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