Back on the Rail with JB Hunt

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by UturnGirl, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    Hi! UturnGirl here with a new adventure.
    I drove local intermodal for Jb for a couple years and left to do something besides trucking. When I decided to come back I tried an otr lease purchase and leased on to JB. After a disastrous year I switched back to company driver regional intermodal with jbhunt. This was my first week.

    The orientation process was abbreviated for me because I was a Re-hire. There have been a few changes. Like you can view all the videos from home.

    Intermodal has a more rigorous physical exam and I was worried I wouldn't have strength in my hands for that weird squeezy thing. But they didn't do that this time. They invented a new tortuous indignity. They stick diodes all over you and have you do the Macarena.

    They've given me a shrink-dink cascadia. Its really nice but everything is half size. That's ok because I'm only out 5 days and off 2. My territory is tx, la, eastern ok, and western arkansas.

    I plan to share an honest account of my experience with you just as I did in my l/p thread but it probably will be tame compared to all that.
     
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  3. Cheezy_smile

    Cheezy_smile Medium Load Member

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    How is maintenance on JB chassis ? Guess you still have to deal with crappy railyards
     
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  4. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Following.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Off 2. So no hairy legs and dirty underwear?
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    Jeez a jb Cascadia there’s a ton of those. Your going to have to put a piece of pink tape or something on the grill so the boys in the reefer club know who top park beside ;)
     
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  7. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Even though you had a lot of expenses with Lease Purchase at JB Hunt, you will miss the money. Once you get a taste of that paycheck per week it is hard to work for a company ever again, but I do understand why you did it. I know a ton of places you could have gotten a truck that isn't LP
     
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  9. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    30k in 10.5 mos, bearing all the stress, no benefits, etc, hardly qualifies as "you will miss the money." LOL
     
  10. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    30k in 10.5 months.... I make 30k in 2 months.. idk where you have been... LP is a joke... idk who you work for....
     
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  11. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    I work for Swift, they have an awesome LP program. I make way more than you do, where you been? LOL

    You might wanna go back and re-read what I quoted.
     
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