3 Reasons Owner Operators Choose J.B. Hunt

Learn why owner operator Jeff chooses to contract with J.B. Hunt and how it could benefit your business.

For owner operators, contracting with the right carrier can be a major decision, and we understand that you take your business as seriously as we take ours. At J.B. Hunt, we think we have some of the best opportunities out there, but don’t just take it from us! 

Jeff has been an owner operator for more than 26 years, and he has three big reasons why contracting with J.B. Hunt has had a positive impact on his business. From free load board access to business discounts to a sense of community, learn why Jeff chooses to contract with J.B. Hunt! 

J.B. Hunt owner operator Jeff stands in front of his truck and smiles.

Free Load Board Access  

Owner operators contracting with J.B. Hunt Truckload experience no forced dispatch and have free access to our load board through the J.B. Hunt DRIVE App. 

For Jeff, this means that he has freedom over his own business and lifestyle, which he says is his favorite part of his career. 

“Freedom. The freedom, the ability to do what I want when I want, and the money,” he said. “But it’s the freedom I like. I like being able to control where I go and the loads I choose, go home when I want, stay as long as I want.” 

With the DRIVE App, owner operators can access the load board, fuel programs, communicate with a capacity coordinator, and more, at the touch of a button. 

“I like to use it to see what model percentages are at, and where I’m at with the rest of the company and other guys within the group,” said Jeff. “Whatever I need is just a touch of a finger. I don’t have to make phone calls and go to a laptop or anything like that. So it’s very convenient.” 

With technology that can help keep you moving, J.B. Hunt has a lot to offer owner operators who want to plan the routes and loads that work best for their business. 

Drive App screen shot
Business Discounts

In addition to free load board access, owner operators who contract with J.B. Hunt have access to a variety of competitive discounts. 

For Jeff, this has brought him significant savings on fuel and insurance rates, but the fuel discounts are what Jeff feels set J.B. Hunt apart.  

“The fuel discounts are through the roof,” he said. “It’s a good program, and actually we’re fortunate they’re passing it on to us because carriers don’t have to do that … you get 100% of the surcharge … like I said, carriers don’t have to do it, but J.B. Hunt does.” 

Thanks to the fuel card, discounts and 100% surcharge pass down, owner operators can experience the J.B. Hunt difference in a way that directly benefits their bottom line. 

The J.B. Hunt Difference 

J.B. Hunt’s founder, Mr. Hunt, was a truck driver himself and worked hard to build his own business into the legacy that it is today. At J.B. Hunt, we recognize that owner operators often share that same entrepreneurial spirit, and we enjoy opportunities to show our appreciation for their work. 

Thanks to his dedication to his profession, Jeff was recognized as the J.B. Hunt Contractor of the Year for his 100% on-time deliveries. Jeff says that seeing that recognition gives him a sense of community that he appreciates as a truck driver. 

Being recognized as a contractor, it’s kind of nice. I mean, we work too, but as an independent contractor, most places you’re a number,” he said. “But here it’s different, you’re not just a number, especially to the people you work with day to day … it’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work.” 

J.B. Hunt owner operator Jeff shakes hands with operations personnel. Balloons and signs in background.

At J.B. Hunt, we take our business seriously, and we know owner operators do, too. Ready to see how the J.B. Hunt difference could benefit your business? Give us a call at 1-866-384-7130 or fill out our short form to find your next opportunity! 

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