Meet Mario – J.B. Hunt Dedicated Driver and Driver Trainer

An inside look at driving with the country’s largest dedicated provider.

We know that for many drivers, a driving job with reliable freight and home time are key considerations when looking for the best driving jobs. For Mario, his J.B. Hunt journey began with hearing great things about the company from other drivers, so he decided to take the dive and see for himself.

“I heard a lot of good things of J.B. Hunt,” he said. “So I said, you know what? My best option is to just give it a try myself.”

Why drive with J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services® (DCS) division? Hear from Mario, local driver and driver trainer, to learn why J.B. Hunt could be your best career move.

J.B. Hunt local dedicated driver Mario stands and smiles in front of a J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services day cab and trailer.

What Is a Dedicated Contract Services Driver?

J.B. Hunt’s DCS division offers drivers the dependability of serving a single, dedicated customer – this means consistent pay, home time and routes for our drivers.

“So when we come in in the morning, what we basically do, we walk up to dispatch, we get our loads and we find our trailer. Then we go out there and do our route,” said Mario. “For the most part, it’s a really, really comfortable place to work for.”

With familiar customers and routes, as well as plenty of local driving jobs open throughout the country, J.B. Hunt’s DCS division is a great fit for drivers looking for a driving job and a company can depend on.

Is Dedicated Truck Driving a Good Career?

Mr. and Mrs. Hunt worked to build a company with drivers at the center, and today we work hard to honor that legacy by working alongside people you can trust. For Mario, the job security and relationships he has as a J.B. Hunt DCS driver have been some of his best experiences.

“My favorite part about what I do here is being out on the road and knowing that I have secure work and there’s a place here that I could come with no pressure,” he said. “I build relationships with a lot of the drivers and, as I’m a trainer, I start building relationships with my trainees, and down the line, we just end up becoming friends.”

In addition to building relationships with fellow drivers, having onsite management for DCS accounts means that drivers can be supported each day by our incredible management teams.

“So working with dispatch and my managers, they’re some of the greatest people that I have actually ever worked for,” said Mario. “They’re very caring … They’re always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate my needs. And that benefits me and my family when they do that.”

A line of J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services trucks parked in a truck yard.

What Are the Benefits of Being a Dedicated Truck Driver?

As a local DCS driver, Mario says that getting home at the same times each day is a great benefit for him and his family.

“So I have five kids and it’s very important for me to see my kids on a daily basis,” he said. “I have a couple athletes in the family, so I’m able to go to their games by me being a local driver.”

Aside from the opportunities for daily home time and consistent schedule, DCS drivers enjoy company benefits such as health insurance options, company-matched 401(k) and paid time off.

Mario says that the support from the company has encouraged him to excel in his career.

“I feel that J.B. Hunt invested a lot in me, and I feel that being part of this investment gives me the feeling of doing the same for others. And I’m going to tell you the truth, the most important thing is I love what I do,” he said. “So I feel like the better I do here, the better my family and my kids are off.”

Making a career change can come with a lot of unknowns, but our company drivers know that J.B. Hunt could be your best decision yet.

Ready to find the perfect DCS job for you? Call us today at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out our short form to take your next step!

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