Intermodal With JB Hunt

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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Dana,

I am currently OTR with JB, so far they have been right on the money as far as what I was told would happen.

I will be transferring over to the Georgia Pacific (GP) account starting next week.

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.

Dana L.'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?

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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

Thanks Ernie, I start orientation tomorrow morning I'll keep you posted

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.
Dana L.'s Comment
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Hello everybody, Finished up my Orientation Yesterday in Harrisburg Pa. It was very organized and well ran the whole way through. The instructors were very good. It was also one of the toughest. as far as road test and knowledge goes. They do a very comprehensive back ground check. I start on a Dedicated account on Monday. Can't wait to get started....

Dana L.'s Comment
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J B HUNT York PA Dedicated C and S account Just compleated my first full week with this account. dancing-banana.gif I recieved my first payment on my Sign on Bonus with my first dispatch. Trucks are newer Internationals and Freightliners, I prefer the Freightlinersmyself. For the next 90 days I have to switch seat, but thay are pretty good at giving you what you want as long as available. This account runs to PA NJ and MD with some DC. Pro's : Home every night The money is Decent, If you are a runner you can make even better money. Managment (So far) Good well maintained Equipment E-Logs PeopleNet NaviGO Con : Tractors are goverend at 62mph Switch Seat. Time wasted 2 to 4 hours sitting in Drivers room waiting sometimes for your trip and BOL's. The dreaded BackHall.dancing.gif

Poser'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've been with Intermodal for 7 months and I'm starving to death. I have a good work ethic and keep that left door closed. When I park for the night its with less than 30 min of available drive time. I get slowed down in railyards looking for my next load or waiting for it to come off the rail. I don't seem to be getting as many miles, only 1900 this week. At .36 per and insurance for dependants, I've been bringing home just under 5 bills a week. I'm going to OTR on December 1 and hope to do alot better. Intermodal is great for single guys or near retirees but you can't support a family on it.

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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Hey buddy, sorry to hear about your experience. Being held up at the yards was one negative I heard about intermodal. I wound up going w/ an LTL company and am running linehaul. They work me, I get my miles, and am paid very well. I'm assuming you went intermodal for better hometime? If hometime is important, while earning enough for your family, check out LTL companies. They will almost always pay better than truckload, and you won't have to go OTR to earn a living. I have a young family myself, and couldn't imagine going OTR - not only because those jobs pay less than LTL linehaul jobs, but I'm used to being at home w/ my wife and kids every day now - with two days off a week. Best wishes to you.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Linehaul:

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.

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.
Lefty1's Comment
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Newbie question?? What exactly does intermodal entail? Thanks

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.

David L.'s Comment
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Newbie question?? What exactly does intermodal entail? Thanks

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/intermodal

adjective, Transportation 1. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck and rail, or truck, ship, and rail.

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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.

Lefty1's Comment
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Newbie question?? What exactly does intermodal entail? Thanks

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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/intermodal

adjective, Transportation 1. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck and rail, or truck, ship, and rail.

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Thanks for the info. I assume this has drivers at ports and rail yards picking up containers

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.

Ukieboy's Comment
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I've applied with JB Hunt intermodal (Detroit-Chicago), 5 days out and 2 days home, currently in the early stages. I've already received an email with a link for the online part of what was formerly known as orientation so unless something really awful happens, I'm pretty sure I'll be in Chicago April 1st for training. Any company/driver info from current JB Hunt would be greatly appreciated. I had over a year with Schneider but while out on medical they didn't want to wait and said "Goodbye!". I know no company is perfect and they all say they have the best pay and the best fleet and the best management and on and on. I think I've made a good choice but I'd still like to hear from the drivers who are doing it every day. Thanks!

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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