[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.]
J.B. Hunt Transport Providers marked its sixtieth anniversary final month throughout a digital occasion that included an organization founder.
The occasion lined the historical past of the corporate and discussions of what’s on the horizon. Firm co-founder Johnelle Hunt expressed gratitude to attendees for persevering with the imaginative and prescient of her late husband, Johnnie Bryan Hunt. The 2 based the corporate in 1961.
“We’re thrilled to get to have a good time at the present time,” J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts stated. “Now we have a mindset and a braveness stage that can enable us to proceed to discover and innovate — and fail quick and fail ahead — and be very profitable additionally.”
READ MORE: Company News
J.B. Hunt is a provide chain options supplier primarily based in Lowell, Ark. It began off as a rice hull operation close to Little Rock, Ark. Johnnie Hunt ventured into the trucking enterprise in 1969 by buying 5 vans and 7 trailers.
“There’s an amazing runway on the market, and we simply look to take benefit as a result of our persons are adaptable, sensible and onerous working,” Nick Hobbs, chief working officer and government vice chairman at J.B. Hunt, stated. “They put an excellent plan collectively. Similar to Mr. Hunt, we have now to regulate occasionally, however we make an effort and get by it.”
J.B. Hunt has additionally added custom- wrapped tractors to its fleet that will probably be pushed by among the firm’s most tenured drivers to commemorate the anniversary. The provider operates a company-owned fleet of greater than 18,500 tractors and 36,000 trailers along with intermodal containers.
“There’s nothing extra highly effective than seeing that scroll. Anytime any individual sees that, they see our drivers, they see our dedication,” Shelley Simpson, chief business officer and government vice chairman of individuals and human sources at J.B. Hunt, stated.
J.B. Hunt Transport Providers Inc. ranks No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America, and ranks No. 5 on the TT Top 50 logistics companies list.
Need extra information? Hearken to immediately’s every day briefing under or go here for more info: