Why is JB Hunt switching to Peoplenet from Qualcom?

Discussion in 'JB Hunt' started by A Bug, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Friday i drove from Middletown NY to Utica NY on peoplenet.....said I had 10hrs 57 min of drive time left when i got there.lol.this was on an old PN,the little blac boxes.The new ones that kind look like QC arent to bad,they keep time and thats all i ask.I just make sure i have a paper logbook in my pack,JIC.
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  3. Gordon A

    Gordon A Medium Load Member

    Jul 22, 2013
    A year or so ago Qual Comm sold part of it's system.The tracking part I think it was to a company I never heard of. Probably a new venture capital company. The change over was going to take a year or so to accomplish. We are now into it.
    But to raise prices I doubt it. The company I am leased to will be charging us about $20 a month less when we put in the new QC unit. NO LOGGING just tracking of certain loads.
    If I am told I have to run a EOBR for logging I will retire. Not happening.
  4. Jbdrivernomore

    Jbdrivernomore Bobtail Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    We were on paper before they switched to peoplenet. I have used Qualcomm in previous jobs and prefer it over peoplenet. I have had a ton of software issues with peoplenet on the phones in the trucks. Have had to reinstall the app at least 5 times. And the best solution so far has been to put phone in airplane mode and leave it there. Of course that forces me to make my precalls to my customers on my personal phone as well as run drive app on there. Way to go JB Hunt you figured out how to same money by having me use my data plan that I pay for instead of yours. I'm job hunting!!!!
  5. Ice2018

    Ice2018 Bobtail Member

    Nov 23, 2018
    PeopleNet as of 2018 has chronic issues with stabiltiy as a platform. I as a former driver was completely screwed when the system went down (even with using paper logs as a backup). As a driver, I did miss the QualComm; because QualComm to me was better at maintaining information until completion of the load.
  6. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    I once asked a guy who owned a paving company why they bought all international trucks. He said its simple. The international dealership gave him and a couple of other guys a week long fly in fishing trip every year.
  7. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    It must be cheaper for them.
  8. nomikona

    nomikona Bobtail Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Qualcomm is too busy making the processors in your latest Samsung galaxy or favorite choice of android device.
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    If they took qualcomm out of the truck, that would mean they need to replace me too. I had a CDL 31 years total in my life and they are going to have to start over. Took me 20 years to master QC.

    I despise change.
  10. Problemhild

    Problemhild Bobtail Member

    Jun 17, 2020
    I’ve never seen anything more people unfriendly!
  11. Prodriver96

    Prodriver96 Light Load Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    I like people net
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