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JB Hunt
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Founded: 10 August 1961

A trucking company based in Lowell, Arkansas, USA.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's J. B. Hunt page on 10 April March 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. is a trucking and transportation company that was founded by Johnnie Bryan Hunt, and based in the Northwest Arkansas city of Lowell. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. was incorporated in Arkansas on August 10, 1961 and originally started with five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers to support the original rice hull business. By 1983, J.B. Hunt had grown into the 80th largest trucking firm in the U.S. and earned $63 million in revenue. At that time J.B. Hunt was operating 550 tractors, 1,049 trailers, and had roughly 1,050 employees. Today this company has grown into one of the largest transportation companies in the United States with annual revenues of over $10 billion. J.B. Hunt primarily operates large semi-trailer trucks, and provides transportation services throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. The company currently employs over 16,000 employees and operates in excess of 12,000 trucks. Over 47,000 trailers and containers can be found in the company's fleet.

J.B. Hunt's major competitors in the United States are YRC Worldwide, Inc., Swift Transportation, Schneider National, Werner Enterprises, and Hub Group.

J.B. Hunt Transport is a leader in the industry in technology and operation. In 1989, J.B. Hunt Transport started partnering with railroads to offer intermodal service. Today, 61% of the company’s revenues and 77% of its profits come from intermodal. The company also launched a specialized trucking service division along with a flatbed operation, which was later sold.


4 April 2017
14-56034 Geraldo Ortega v. J. B. Hunt Transport
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Geraldo Ortega and other local drivers appeal the district court's judgment in favor of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. in a diversity putative class action to recover unpaid wages and penalties for J.B. Hunt's violations of California law.
Download 14-56034 Geraldo Ortega v. J. B. Hunt Transport - 333MB - 31:09

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19 February 2016Women In Trucking Association announces the renewal of J.B. Hunt Transport as Gold Level PartnerWomen In Trucking Association
21 February 2016The Los Angeles Labor Law Attorneys At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik File a Class Action Lawsuit Against J.B. Hunt Alleging Unpaid Wages For Their Truck DriversBlumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik
5 April 2016Fonolo Announces J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and UMass Memorial Health Care as the 2016 Customer Experience Excellence Award WinnersFonolo
6 June 2016JB Hunt, Kenco Innovation Labs, Lanetix and Hughenden Consulting set to mentor participants at Disrupt Logistics Hackathoneft

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