J.B.Hunt wins C&S Contract in Vermont!

Discussion in 'JB Hunt' started by Wicked Wizard, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Wicked Wizard

    Wicked Wizard Heavy Load Member

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    I was chatting with someone at work and they told me that we would be hiring up to 800 additional drivers in the northeast region to help with bids won for C & S accounts throughout the northeast region. This is an article I found online that confirms it.

    http://www.reformer.com/ci_22360235/j-b-hunt-wins-c-s-trucking-contract?source=most_viewed

    I hope it turns out well for JB but I know from talking to other drivers that this is a very hard acount to work for.

    Good luck to all that apply! I wish you well and look forward to seeing you on the road.
     
  2. Tanker Hauler

    Tanker Hauler Light Load Member

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    This is good news, maybe I wont ever have to deliver to C&S again!
     
  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    $300/wk pay cut???..ouch!!
     
  4. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    JB took over the blue seal feeds plant near me. They ran a private fleet for years. Don't know what happened but it didn't last long , blue seal now runs lily rental tractors... Not a JB truck in site.
     
  5. muledriver

    muledriver Light Load Member

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    The news story I read said the company that had it before only had 5000 dollars in assets. They rented all their trucks and trailers with that high an overhead and so few assets that account was ripe for the picking for a better managed company .
     
  6. ewill71

    ewill71 Heavy Load Member

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    probably cause The company couldnt pay JB to run for them which is most cases of small companies.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Most grocery companies do this. The outsourcing of transportation dept. lets the grocery companies focus on what their real intent and business is and out from under the costs & liabilities of a transportation department. Trucking companies then bid against each other every 4 years or so for this contract. Greatwide wins many of the contracts. YRC used to until they sold the logistics division. The drivers still make good money considering they are home almost every night and most weekends.
     
  8. ttdriver

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    JB Hunt did win the contract for C&S which means they will be in Brattleboro VT, North Hatfield MA, Windsor Locks CT, Newburg NY, Chester NY, York PA and Edison NJ. Cowan won the contracts for Aberdeen MD and Westfield MA, and I heard Ruan is getting DuBois PA.
    So far JB Hunt has offered to look at taking the current drivers at these facilities but not all will meet their criteria. They will be "grandfathering" the drivers who they take on but the pay system is different and the health insurance is much more as the family run company that lost the contracts covered a huge portion of the health insurance costs themselves. Overall any driver staying with the job will be looking at making 8-10K a year less than they currently do.
    I wish all the former company drivers who end up staying on with JB Hunt much luck as they will need it. So far they refer to people as W-2's which doesn't show they care about the drivers much.
     
  9. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Yup guess JB can't pay the drivers the prevailing wage. Typical maga...........

    10k pay cut nice!
     
  10. ewill71

    ewill71 Heavy Load Member

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    where did you see that at? they are one of the top paying and emploing trucking companies there.
     
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