Landstar, J.B. Hunt, TQL update websites

user-gravatar Headshot
Updated Jan 18, 2010

Landstar System announced the launch of the company’s redesigned website at, J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced the launch of an improved version of its employment website,, and Total Quality Logistics (TQL) announced the launch of its redesigned website,

Landstar says its new site simplifies the search for information on all service offerings the company provides to its customers. Information is available on all of Landstar’s capabilities, from the company’s full suite of over-the-road, air, ocean, rail and warehousing services, to complete enterprise solutions offered by A3i and NLM, including supply chain engineering, supply chain order management and outsourced logistics.

“Landstar offers its customers comprehensive supply chain solutions, including a full range of global and domestic transportation services,” says Henry Gerkens, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company. “The enhanced site reflects that Landstar is far more than a traditional truckload provider.”

The company says the updated site also offers increased functionality for customers; for example, the site now includes a user-friendly “request a service” button located on nearly every page. “We’re already seeing benefit from this with the increased number of service requests generated through the website,” Gerkens says.

J.B. Hunt says prospective employees now may utilize a host of new features and user-friendly navigation designed to streamline the job search and application process. An updated job-search feature allows applicants to obtain real-time information about driving, office and maintenance careers, as well as internships and benefits.

From corporate responsibility to J.B. Hunt’s focus on diversity and sustainability, applicants have the information they need to know about life at J.B. Hunt, while taking advantage of improved capabilities that include:

  • The ability to search real-time job postings by city and state or by ZIP code and apply online for open positions;
  • A job alert feature to provide drivers with job opening notifications by phone, text or e-mail;
  • A Driver chat function that allows drivers to have their questions answered instantly by a company hiring representative; and
  • Streamlined navigation throughout the site.

    “We continue to focus on providing the best user experience possible by increasing interaction with prospective employees,” says Kirk Thompson, president and chief executive officer for J.B. Hunt, based in Lowell, Ark. “It is our goal to provide applicants information about our company, our employees and our benefits, as well as an outlet for them to contact us regarding employment opportunities.”

    J.B. Hunt says the most significant changes to the site focus on the driver section. With an updated job alert function, interested drivers can choose for J.B. Hunt to contact them by phone, e-mail or text when a driving position becomes available in their area. The site also provides easier access to information on local and regional driving jobs, which can provide drivers more quality time at home as well as strong W-2 earnings.

    TQL says its redesigned website has updated content, features and navigation, and provides a comprehensive review of the company’s services, as well as features that enable carriers to more easily search for available loads and customers to track their freight, according to the company.

    As a freight intermediary, TQL serves both shipping companies and independent carrier companies. “We are constantly reviewing enhancements or upgrades that make it easier for our customers and carriers to do business with us, particularly through the use of technology,” says Kerry Byrne, executive vice president of the Cincinnati-based company. “Software incorporated into the layout and design of the website was created for that purpose.”

    The enhanced site also features the ability for users to register to receive TQL newsletters and e-mail promotions, or create an account with TQL’s free and secure load tracking and matching Web portals.