jb Hunt power only program

jb Hunt power only program

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Owner OP KY

Glasgow, KY

#1 Jul 24, 2009
Was wondering if theres anyone here thats actually doing the jb hunt power only program and would tell me a little about it from a truckers view not the crap they try to tell you.
Earl Conlon

Goodells, MI

#2 Aug 9, 2009
I've looked into it but what stops me from doing it is, the rate per mile is notall that good. no stop or layover pay. nothing extra. and once your under a jb hunt trailer they want you to stick with it for a minuim of 2 weeks. the good side is they pay quick and give up to 50% upfront. and they maybe able to keep you busy.
DJS1

Defiance, OH

#3 Aug 11, 2009
Owner OP KY wrote:
Was wondering if theres anyone here thats actually doing the jb hunt power only program and would tell me a little about it from a truckers view not the crap they try to tell you.
JB HUNT will get you miles,but no pay for deadhead.Loads pay anywhere from 1.00/mi to 5.oo/mi for short haul(under 75 miles).Deadhead miles are sometimes over 50.Having your own authority sucks sometimes!
Dino Trans

New York, NY

#4 Aug 20, 2010
Had a friend doing it, made about 3500 to 4000 per week but ran his ass off around the clock... You will also have to carry trailer interchange ins. Depending on your situation might work for you.
Find em n grind em

Fayetteville, AR

#5 Feb 16, 2011
Yeah, we run pretty good with them, we dont use them all the time though. We usually run with them when we are slow. We are slow right now and they are paying 1.50 average loaded mile and they do pay .60cpm on DH up to 100 miles. Last time I talked to Bobby, my recruiter they were working on a fuel discount program on top of maintenece programs, although I dont thnk it will happen until next month, he has been very persitant on up dating me. I have had a few guy from there call me and ask me if I wanna woork w. jb hunt and they dont even realize I am running with them, I wouldnt mess with those clowns. Its not a perfect program but it work for us when we need it. I would definatley ask for him though if you are interested, he will shooy you straight.
jb poweronly

Tavares, FL

#6 Mar 6, 2011
i run for them and it works quite well the deadhead pay is .65 and sometimes they will pay it more than 100 miles.. they keep you moving for the most part if u get a good dispatcher. but as with anything sometimes u have to sit.as far them making u stay with a trailer for 2 weeks thats not true most of my loads are drop and hook and you dont have to work when you dont want to, you dont have to go where you dont want to.. i love it i have been doing it for 3 years. the pay aint great but by the time you pay a brokers fee or spend all the time trying to get your truck moving it works out.. as far as the fuel discount cards.. this is new to me i havent heard anything about it yet maybe i should do some calling :D
Scott LogisticsPO Program

Rockmart, GA

#7 Apr 12, 2011
Scott Logistics has a power only program that will pay you 1.00 plus fsc on ALL miles. Check out their website www.scottlogistics.com and click on the dedicated service program. Check it out.....great program
smoothoperator

Moscow, TN

#9 Jul 19, 2011
Owner OP KY wrote:
Was wondering if theres anyone here thats actually doing the jb hunt power only program and would tell me a little about it from a truckers view not the crap they try to tell you.
Yea I'll tell you about them. I have been signed up since april 2011 and had nothing but problems. setting in laredo tx now waiting on a load for more than 24 hours and can't get anyone to talk to me because I turned down a load to a state that I am not tagged for. Last time I took a load for a state I was not tagged for I had to run 300 miles out of route because the permit they got for me didn't cover two states that was in the direct route to drop the load and still haven't been paid for running out of route and every time I ask about it they say I will get paid or just change the subject. I wouldn't recoment this program to anyone and as soon as I can find something else I will not be doing it any more!
Dave

Long Island City, NY

#10 Sep 9, 2011
I've been talking with them about the power only.
I was told you get an average of $1.51 to $1.65 or more depending on where the load goes.Plus they give you 50% advance up front and also have quick pay 48 hrs @1.5% not bad since a factoring company charges between 8-10%.Plus now the have a fuel saving discount program.Also,they told me it was 80%preloaded trailers and 60% drop and hook.

So I think when evrything is said and done it not a bad program. they don't charge a trailer fee either.
Night Rider

Detroit, MI

#11 Oct 13, 2011
Been with them for a month now and really can not complain. The loads avg. out to being between 1.50 to 1.75 most of the time. Mostly drop and hook. My dispatcher does not bother me and I get paid 24 to 48 hours after scanning or faxing a load. Today kinda sucks because I am waiting on a load out of Savannah but that is because of a mix up over an email. The only other problem I had was after being out for 14 days I was set to go home and they knew it and said they did not have any loads going in the direction of Atlanta from Chicago. But an extra day out and they got me a load to Tenn. Not to far from home. All and all so far they have not been to bad. Talked to a guy yesterday that he and his father in law both run for them and have for three years and they both love it.
Kandence

Lehigh Acres, FL

#16 Dec 22, 2011
Ran on JB Power program.. Driver wanted to stay home from XMAS dispather called wanted him to leave. Then told us he not going to load truck. Told him, thoiught this was no forced dispatched.
hello

United States

#17 Dec 26, 2011
Hello
Truckerducker

Lowell, AR

#19 Mar 21, 2012
Well my experience was.... I have my own refer trailer and wanted to drop it off in TX and do the Power program with JB... Well my recruiter Adam told me not to go into TX bc it would be hard to get me out for one and two be difficult when Im done to get out with my refer. Adam helped me find an affordable drop yard in Memphis so it would be easier for me to pick up my trailer and easier to find loads. This actually was really good advice bc my wait time was extremely limited compared to my buddies that was starting out in TX. Rates are nothing to complain about... especially in this economy, but I am a military VET and therefore respect and admire a little integrity. This boy was a straight shooter with me and actually helped me out a ton! I recommend the program... gives you some miles when you need it... The program is kinda like deoderant... When you need it its there when times stink but when you dont need it... its still there waiting when you need it again....
Brad Deshautele

Overland Park, KS

#20 Mar 24, 2012
what are the length of miles on the runs that are offered to u? where do all they try to send u? do they offer loads going to the west/northwest? what kind of requirements do they have for equipment? if anyone could email me the info i would greatly appreciate it.
[email protected]
chunkylover69

Lowell, AR

#21 Mar 29, 2012
Ive been doing it for a while now and its been working out good. Bout 3000 miles a wekk. Good loads. no probs.
guy I delt with wasRyan. He was kinda rrude buit he did work hard for me. I have his numebr around here somwhere. If I find it I will post it.
paul

Hollywood, FL

#22 Sep 14, 2012
i jus started with this program and so far so good. my dispatcher is very polite and easy to work with. i would recommend it to anyone with their own authority.
Steven

United States

#23 Sep 27, 2012
Any of you have a number I can call? I am located in omaha ne
Steve

Springdale, AR

#24 Oct 16, 2012
One of their numbers is 888 642 8730
roadrunner

Beatrice, NE

#25 Oct 17, 2012
Steven wrote:
Any of you have a number I can call? I am located in omaha ne
Good luck running for j.b. out of nebraska. Read their ad on truckpaper its easy to spot. Just look an ad advertising for power only o/os with their own authority and inaurance requires 11 states east of i35. I wouldnt touch this program read up on the truckers report aint too many drivers that like it. And running for 1.00/mile before fsc with my own authority is a joke. Your better off leasing on to a company with those rates and dont have half the headache. Specially when you'll be paying your own tolls and last time I spoke with a recruiter the freight that payed well was heading up to PA and OH and youll spend it all in tolls. If you've had your authority for longer than 6 months check out the big orane program that schneider offers not a bad program and if they dont have a backhaul for you you can pay like $10 rent the trailer for a day and find your own. Much better program to get into. Same horrible pay but you get more options.
Gene

Chicago, IL

#26 Nov 30, 2012
Noticed the ad for Scott Logistics and had to comment. Forget them. Just another broker who will have you hauling freight as cheap as they can get you to regardless of what they get.

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