A typical day at J.B. Hunt:
You start your day, let’s say 0700.
Dispatch assigns you a tractor after waiting around for no less than 30 minutes.
So scout around the yard for a few minutes you finally locate the tractor, perform an inspection, load up the tractor with all the necessary tools for the day….you are now ready to depart to the rail….but wait!
You just performed that particular task for FREE
It’s now 0835:
Bob tail out the gate, sit in traffic mostly all the way to the Los Angeles BNSF rail.
Hold on…this function is done for FREE as well….
It’s after 0900
Wait in line to get into the rail yard, takes a few minutes. Enter your code numbers for the gate to lift and let you in and instruct the driver on where to find the loaded container.
Found the loaded container after a few minutes more, hook to it, inspect it for damages and safety, you are now ready to haul it to the customer….in this case from Los Angeles, California, to Ontario, California…about 40 miles in traffic…
Hold on a sec….this is also done FREE OF CHARGE…the driver is still not getting paid for anything…..not yet….
You finally arrive at the customer. The Driver drops the loaded container, hooks and inspects another container, whether it be loaded or empty..
Complete inputting your time, PO numbers, load numbers etc, etc. on to the “Activity Sheet”… making sure you input the amount of pay you are awarded by J.B. Hunt….”CHA-CHING!”
It is now 10:30 am
The driver has worked 3.5 hours….. For twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents….
Let’s do the math, shall we?
$26.25 divided by 3.5 hours = $ 7.50.…
J.B. Hunt has just gotten away with paying you “under” the minimum wage requirements.