Delivering Environmental-friendly eCanters in Logistics

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Stuart Scott, EVP & CIO

Stuart Scott, EVP & CIO

Delivering the right product at the right place and the right time is the ideal canon of the supply chain.  Accuracy level,  exact timing, and essential data show a significant impact on decision-making.  There is a need for real-time visibility and enhanced analytics for shippers and carriers to understand the full spectrum of operations.  In this regards, J. B. Hunt has developed  J. B. Hunt 360°® transportation technology that addresses the need for efficiency, cost savings, and visibility across the supply chain. J. B. Hunt is a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and NASDAQ-100 company providing supply chain solutions in  North America. The company applies technology-driven methods to develop the best solutions to the customers by adding flexibility, efficiency,  and value to their operations.  J. B. Hunt  360°®  technology solution has been developed to incorporate applications and services through machine learning and AI to a customer’s supply chain operations. Through this platform,  J. B. Hunt customers can enhance their operations by matching their loads with the right carrier. “For carriers, we must deliver a great experience. The carrier application for J. B. Hunt 360 makes it fast, easy, and convenient for them to book the freight they want, reducing time spent on manual processes and giving them more time to drive,” explains Stuart Scott, executive vice president, and chief information officer at J. B. Hunt.

  For carriers, we must deliver a great experience. The carrier application for J. B. Hunt 360 makes it fast, easy, and convenient for them to book the freight they want, reducing time spent on manual processes and giving them more time to drive  

J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. [NASDAQ: JBHT] has announced that it has added five FUSO eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its fleet and revealed two trucks out of five eCanter trucks during an event at company’s headquarters at Lowell. These trucks create more sustainable transportation system as these are all electric medium trucks. It is environmentally friendly and cost effective. J. B. Hunt has received 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award as an honor for the Environmental Protection Agency for the ninth consecutive year. When these trucks are compared to a conventional diesel model, the operating costs will be lower by $2000 for every 12,000 miles driven. On a full charge, these eCanters can be driven up to 80 miles. FUSO is excited to work with J. B. Hunt, which is a leader in supply chain solutions, to release a series produced all-electric trucks. J. B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services use the eCanter trucks for home delivery purposes in the Santa Fe Springs, California and Greater Houston area. J. B. Hunt will be the second national carrier introducing eCanter trucks in the United States.

J. B. Hunt has set the standards for transportation systems for delivering best customer experiences and continues to maintain its innovation in the years ahead.