One of the most trusted names in trucking, J.B. Hunt, has launched a new subscription-free load management platform and load board, along with a mobile app designed to streamline the load booking process, helping to keep freight moving and drivers happy.
The new platform is called Carrier 360 and the app is available for free from the iTunes store and the Google Play store.
What Is Carrier 360?
Carrier 360 is a web-based load management tool which includes a private load board. Carrier 360 is free to use — meaning that there are no subscription-fee-surprises when you try to book a load. It works by connecting carriers to J.B. Hunt customers across the country, allowing carriers to book loads instantly at the set price, or make offers at their preferred price and eliminating the need for multiple, time-consuming phone calls to brokers.
Benefits For Truck Drivers
With Carrier 360, truck drivers get easy access to the load details they need. Drivers who use the app can also spend less time on the phone by performing check calls within the mobile app, so they get to spend more time on the road.
A major driver-favorite feature of the Carrier 360 app is an option to rate shipping and receiving facilities based on service and available amenities. This rating system gives drivers valuable information on what they can expect when they pick up or drop off a load.
Benefits For Carriers
Carriers who work with Carrier 360 can maximize their time and minimize hassle by cutting out frequent phone calls to freight brokers. Carrier 360 makes searching for loads easy and it can even send load notifications directly to you via email or in-app messaging. Users can easily filter freight by location, equipment, and empty miles. Carrier 360 can generate load recommendations for you, and even allows you to set up watchlists for specific loads, or save your preferred lanes as favorites. The more you use the app, the better your recommendations will be.
With Carrier 360, you can negotiate prices on multiple loads at the same time, or book a load instantly using the “Book Now” button. You’ll be able to see the lowest current offer for a load alongside details about the load, allowing you to make smarter decisions about pricing. Most loads booked and managed through Carrier 360 are eligible for free Quick Pay terms — offering payment in as little as two business days.
Once you have booked a load, you can dispatch the load and assign a driver – all within the app.
Carrier 360 also helps you to keep track of load payments. Contract carriers can keep track of payment status within the app. Payment info can be easily exported to an Excel spreadsheet, which helps you to manage the accounting process and makes it easier for you to stay on top of your company’s finances.
How Do I Sign Up?
Everyone is welcome to create a Carrier 360 account — whether or not you are already doing business with J.B. Hunt. If you’re already working with J.B. Hunt, it’s easy to set up a Carrier 360 account to find and manage loads. And if you haven’t done business with J.B. Hunt before, Carrier 360 makes it easy to get started — just sign up for an account.
If you’re ready to sign up to carry freight for J.B. Hunt with Carrier 360, you can click here to get started.