Article written by Vicky Jarrett
“This new electronic bill of lading feature offers simplicity, efficiency, and most importantly, a safer option for drivers and front-line employees to sign load documents,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president, chief commercial officer and president of highway services at J.B. Hunt.
The new eBOL provides safer interactions between truck drivers and onsite personnel at customer locations by reducing or eliminating the exchange of paper documents. Using Carrier 360 or the J.B. Hunt Drive app, drivers are able to securely send the eBOL to customers for electronic confirmation and signature. A signed proof of delivery is then emailed to the customer.
In addition to eBOL, J.B. Hunt has issued a work-from-home directive for employees whose on-site presence is not required to perform their work. The company also established internal protocols around travel restrictions, self-quarantining, social distancing and other safety precautions.
It is providing employees with hand sanitizer and gloves and established an emergency COVID-19 paid time off policy for employees who are unable to work due to the illness or quarantine.