JB Hunt Tells Shippers To Stop Wasting Drivers Time . . .

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Bleemus's Comment
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JB Hunt tells shippers to stop wasting drivers time

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bleemus got the notice in CDL Life. I think I found the full article in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
J B Hunt Asks Shippers To Help Save Time

JBH's original article is here (PDF file)
660 minutes

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Saw this article Tuesday. Very interesting read guys/gals.

Eckoh's Comment
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Good info that will be 100% ignored by shippers an recievers

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Good info that will be 100% ignored by shippers an recievers

Yeah, that's the problem. No sweat off their back if the driver has to wait. And being early or late for an appointment is on you, not them.

(I must admit, though, I've run across people who will get you unloaded if they can, or stick around if you're a bit late.)

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
's Comment
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What I got out of this is JBHunt says there's alot of work coming up the pike and if you cooperate we will take care of you.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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This is another situation that has been a problem for decades. Interestingly enough, the Federal Government passed laws a few years ago regulating the amount of time an airplane could make someone wait on the tarmac. If they make passengers wait too long they receive heavy fines. That's about the only hope of this situation every improving in trucking. Someone would have to pass laws requiring time constraints on shippers. The problem is there are so many shippers it would be completely impossible to enforce. In the airline industry it's not so bad. There aren't very many airlines to govern. But trying to govern every shipper and receiver in the nation is impossible. And of course there are so many trucking companies you can't just expect them to band together to force action upon the shippers. So I don't know how this problem will ever get corrected.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I don't know how this problem will ever get corrected.

The simplest answer is, it won't. Carriers charging detention pay after one hour hasn't fixed it, drivers refusing to leave the property when their HOS runs out hasn't fixed it, complain after complaint after complaint hasn't fixed it. Nothing short of an industry-wide strike by every single driver in the country to force the issue will serve as a wake up call to these guys, and if you think 3.5 million drivers are going to simultaneously shut their trucks down I have some lovely oceanfront property just outside of Tucson I'd like to discuss with you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't know how this problem will ever get corrected.

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The simplest answer is, it won't.

I agree. I don't think there's any realistic answer to it. There are plenty of theoretical possibilities, but nothing that I feel is going to actually happen and be effective.

Snappy's Comment
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That's one of the cooler things with my company. They build layover pay into the contracts, and after two hours, the driver sends in a detention notice. I've only got held up long enough to be paid for it once so far, usually the shipper or receiver starts moving pretty quickly when they realize it's going to cost them more to have your truck looking pretty in their loading area! :)

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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