For the second consecutive quarter, J.B. Hunt Transport Services missed analysts' profit projections, and its stock slipped Friday after the company reported about $1.8 billion in revenue but had nearly $200 million more in expenses compared with last year. Lowell-based J.B. Hunt finished its third quarter with a profit of $100 million, about $9 million less than in the third quarter of last year.
Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has introduced a new mobile app for truck drivers and carriers that can help them find freight. The company, with an office in Lowell, introduced its latest version of a digital carrier dashboard. TQL leaders said the new dashboard and mobile app can cut the time it takes carriers to find and get paid for work. With the app, instead of calling a broker for loads, drivers can check information that is uploaded and processed through the dashboard.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has warned its customers they may have to pay as much as 10 percent more in upcoming quarters because transportation costs are being squeezed by truck driver shortages and increased rail activity. Executives at J.B. Hunt said in a letter to customers last week that while the company has doubled the number of its drivers since 2006 and spent more to recruit drivers, truckers are still leaving the company.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".