My opinion on JB

Discussion in 'JB Hunt' started by Md420, May 2, 2016.

  1. Md420

    Md420 Medium Load Member

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    Ok been here 3 months on a dcs family dollar account and here is my take.

    JB Hunt treats me great honestly, the fm's are cool and helpful and they pay me what they promised($1,050 base a week if I get 3 trailers empty but I make more honestly but have had things come up and still made $1050 even though I didn't really earn it). The benefits are like everywhere else sense suck ### obamacare started but they company is honestly just a middleman on the cost so I hold no ill will.

    The trucks are slow and have no power but are new and reliable thus far. Trailers belong to family dollar but are ok. I am truely ok with JB Hunt, they treat me good.

    Now as far as the account goes I can only say one thing about it. It's terrible. I am physically fit, 5'8 and 180 pounds and its running me and my body in to the ground. The way the dc loads the trailers is ridiculous and there is 0 accountability for their actions. Alot of the store employees/managers are lazy and slow at unloading with no regard to your appointments and schedule.

    I am not lazy nor shy of hard work but I detest people making my job harder to do or making it take longer out of laziness. I am the type that feels I have a job and put in 110% and my blood boils when others slack with no accountability so I think that is why I hate it.

    So in my eyes JB Hunt gets a big thumbs up. The Family Dollar account sucks though. I will answer any questions I can to my best abilities, completely unbias
     
  2. duckdiver

    duckdiver Road Train Member

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    Glad to hear you're on a good account with a good account manager. Not all accounts are equal, some are run by penny pinchers who cut pay and don't compensate their drivers fair
     
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  3. Md420

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    Yea. That's why I hate to leave it. But being so tired on my off time that I find it hard to play with my kids plus the numorous bruises on my legs from boxes falling sucks
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    They always treated me good too. I never touched a single thing in almost 2 years.

    Now the last place I was leased onto as an O/O, I touched more than my fair share, and a lot of it was heavy. I'm 6' / 200 and there were several places a bunch of young men knew an old man was going to whoop someone's ###.
    Same as you, by the time people get done arguing, him hawing around, blah blah, whatever, there man, there's ur stuff, just using a pallet jack. I got to go, you guys still be arguing about who gonna unload the truck while I'm being reloaded or clearing the city limits.
     
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  5. canviskiller

    canviskiller Medium Load Member

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    Stick it out and switch accounts? I think you only need 6 months then you can switch.

    I did the family dollar account 1 time and told my manager to not send me back lmao
     
  6. kevc55

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    I made a good chunk of change doing power only work for JB
     
  7. Wicked Wizard

    Wicked Wizard Heavy Load Member

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    Don't just quit. Find out if you can transfer to another account.
     
  8. matt1502

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    You should try Intermodal. It's pretty easy.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Get away from Family Dollar. The rest of it I take with a grain of salt, I ran for JB once for a month, but wife said my place or hit the road, classic ultimatum. So I went home. I continued to recieve calls from JB for years until I explained to them that my disbalitys made sure I cannot get a medical card.
     
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  10. Md420

    Md420 Medium Load Member

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    Think I am going over to master brands account
     
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