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Carrier drug survey reveals need to “purge” 300,000 drivers

Data comparing pre-employment drug tests of truck driver applicants found evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are slipping through the federal drug screening system. Compiled by the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (known as the Trucking Alliance), whose members include major truckload operators J.B. Hunt [NASDAQ: JBHT ], U.S. Xpress [NYSE: USX ] …

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Port Report: Draft restrictions push Panama Spread to unseasonal high

A five-month drought in Panama has reduced freight carrying capacity of the country’s canal of ocean carriers by nearly one-fifth. It’s also giving an unseasonal boost to shipping rates for U.S. East Coast-bound cargo. Starting next week, the Panama Canal Authority will reduce the maximum allowable draft for the largest of ships that use the …

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Plug and Play partners with Walmart, Tyson and J.B. Hunt on supply chain and logistics accelerator in Northwest Arkansas

The Plug and Play tech center is opening a new supply chain and logistics accelerator program in Bentonville, Arkansas, the center announced on May 14. The program will bring startups from around the world to a region that is home to the program’s three founding partners – J.B. Hunt, Tyson and Walmart – along with …

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J.B. Hunt launches new drop trailer program 360box

J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced the launch of a drop trailer program called J.B. Hunt 360box that will give small carriers using the app access to drop and hook freight. This summer, 500 trailers will be made available for shippers to reserve, and carriers can bid on moving those trailers through J.B. Hunt’s carrier app.  …

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