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    Alright.. I'm THINKING about going with JB Hunt. My main question for current or past JB drivers is this: What is the orientation like? i.e. how long is it, what does the road test consist of, is there a back test, do they call you into an office every 30 minutes to ask you a question you've been asked 10 times already?

    I'm thinking about their dedicated contract services...any input on that would be great, too

    Thanks guys & gals

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    Did you look up any other post in this board?
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    I'm doing that as we speak

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    The one question I cant answer for you about JB, Ive never gone to an orientation so I dont know the complete details about it. Like what all is on the driving test. There are people out here that I have hired, maybe they can help you with the details. I will tell you what I know.

    3 days....
    Day one: Drug Test, Driving test and Physical
    * If you are going into a dedicated run, not only will you take a urine drug test, you will hair folicle drug test too. About 14% of the drivers I send to orientation fail that....Scary huh?
    * Driving tests: I dont know the details of what is on it, but its not hard. Rarely do I ever have anyone fail it and the strange thing is usually when someone does fail it its a 5-10 year driver....go figure. Probably has something to do with cockiness and wanting to do things their way. I NEVER have new drivers fail it.
    * Physical. The number 1 reason I see drivers fail this is high blood pressure. Even that doesnt disqualify you completely. If your blood pressure is really high, they usually send you home, tell you to go to a doctor for it and then come back.
    Yes they do check your back out. and you are going have to be able to lift some semi-heavy boxes.
    Not too many people fail the physical, however it does happen sometimes. Usually people that have no business driving in the first place.

    As far as whether they call you into the office and ask you questions over and over....Ive never heard anyone complain about that, so Im guessing no. However, I have heard from some drivers having trouble in orientation because they worked for some small unverifyable trucking company and our investigations team needs more information.
    Reality every job should be verified before you get to orientation...As long as you found a fax machine and we faxed you the v-release and you faxed it back signed. If you dont do that, and for some reason many drivers dont find the time....we wont verify anything until you sign it at orientation. Which can create some problems.

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    Thanks sheepdancer could i possibly have your email address? I have a few question I'd like to ask in private. I tried to send you a private message but since i have less than 50 post I can't

    Thanks again

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    Craig_Richardson@Jbhunt.com
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    Admin@break19.org

    Either one will work fine

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    Craig is right on that is exactly what orientation is like. Good luck.
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    Have you been through their orientation before?

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    Yes I have. I drive for J.B. dedicated local Target
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    Just curious, why the two drug test for dedicated???? I have never heard that before.

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    [quote="neverbeenlate"]Yes I have. I drive for J.B. dedicated local Target[/quote

    Could you share with me your orientation experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman932003
    Just curious, why the two drug test for dedicated???? I have never heard that before.
    The hair testing plus urine testing started over a year ago after one of our newer drivers on a dedicated account had an accident and killed two people. Supposedly he was high. Scary. He passed all the background tests and unine tests but obviously that wasnt enough. So soon after that we started doing hair tests along with the urine tests. ( also we recruiters now have to do hair tests too because of that accident). Lets just say the powers above are very very anti-drug and absolutley dont want anything to do with a driver or any other employee with any sort of drug history. If a driver even mentions drug use when Im recruiting him, Im not allowed to hire him. Even if he says jokingly, Yeah, I havent done any drugs in 10 years. There are drivers on this board, most recently that lady with her boyfriend and they both had a "possesson charge". She couldnt understand why no company would give her a chance. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY. Drugs and this industry just dont mix well. Sorry if you have been clean for 20 years....its just not worth the risk hiring you. And quite honestly after that accident, I really just dont feel that bad about not being able to hire you.

    Personally, I think this is a great thing and all trucking companies should start doing it. Even though the recruiter in me thinks it sucks because after the hair testing started, it went from 2% of drivers failing the drug test to 14%. Less money for me....however great when Im out on the road with my family.
    The scary thing about that accident for me, is I was the recruiter who actually hired that guy. It really messed with my head bad. I almost quit because of it. I had known the driver really well from talking to him so much and honestly...he seemed like an OK guy to me. I guess you never know. Only after some time off, did I come to grips with it, accepted that I did everything I could and it wasnt really my fault.
    Ok, I got off on another one of my anti drug use rants. As you can see, this is a very passionate subject for me. Perhaps after Ive explained this story, it helps people understand why Im very passionate about this and occasionally go off on rants about drivers failing the drug test. Or when drivers who are complaining about not being able to find a job with a drug history, why I seem a little bit cold and uncaring towards them.

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    Hey Sheep I would shave my body hair for England before I would for JB.Man the police just ask for a polygraph...That's funny..
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    Just out of curiosity again, how far back does your hair test go?? I have never used drugs nor do I intend too. I have a buddy that might be interested though.

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    On our hair tests they use about an inch and a half from the root....from what Ive heard that would go back about 90 days.
    I keep my hair really short, so when I got called for a random not too long ago, they shaved a patch off my legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepdancer
    I keep my hair really short, so when I got called for a random not too long ago, they shaved a patch off my legs
    LOL I always thought you was a girl!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepdancer
    On our hair tests they use about an inch and a half from the root....from what Ive heard that would go back about 90 days.
    I keep my hair really short, so when I got called for a random not too long ago, they shaved a patch off my legs
    What was that saying....

    "You can sheer a sheep 1000 times, but you can only skin it once."

    1 down, 999 to go. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    AlexJ81, you must treat your friends VERY, VERY well. It almost sounds like you are your friend. Just my opinion...


    If you are doing drugs do everybody a favor and stay home. Trucking does not need druggies on the road...



    just my opinion.... ooops i mean my friend's opinion :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickbtubas
    AlexJ81, you must treat your friends VERY, VERY well. It almost sounds like you are your friend. Just my opinion...


    If you are doing drugs do everybody a favor and stay home. Trucking does not need druggies on the road...



    just my opinion.... ooops i mean my friend's opinion :roll:
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    I keep my hair really short, so when I got called for a random not too long ago, they shaved a patch off my legs
    We were told at Maverick that if you keep your head shaved, they'll just go after the short and curlies :twisted:

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