Logistics, Road, Sea

J.B. Hunt introduces newsolutions

[ January 4, 2022   //   ]

J.B. Hunt has introduced new and innovative solutions to keep freight moving that include its new transloading service that assists shippers in the New York metro area experiencing congestion by providing a one-stop source for quickly transferring ocean freight into equipment for domestic transport; investing $1.25 billion in increasing its total container and trailer capacity by 12% (it now offers over 100,000 containers); integrating with the SAP ERP application to create a one-stop source for managing logistics needs; expanding its J.B. Hunt 360box program by purchasing 3,000 new trailers; and tapping into its flatbed carrier base to help relieve port congestion.
Normally, a power-only carrier would have to wait for an empty chassis to haul away a container, but a flatbed carrier can load the container directly onto their trailer, eliminating long wait times for available chassis.
Through J.B. Hunt, shippers have access to 20,000 third-party flatbed carriers across North America, and more than 300,000 pieces of flatbed equipment. This solution can decrease transit time by days during peak seasons, putting freight on the road faster and getting retailers and distribution centers stocked more quickly.