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Military Veterans Move from Truck Driving Jobs into Fleet Management

Military Veterans Move from Truck Driving Jobs into Fleet Management

May 18 2018

“There’s really not a lot of good opportunities out there for Veterans like J.B. Hunt is offering,” military Veteran Lamarr explained.

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Hunt’s Heroes military apprentice and fleet manager Lamarr

Marine Veterans Lamarr and Manuel first got on board with J.B. Hunt through the Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship program as local and regional truck drivers and then utilized their driving knowledge to move into fleet management. Their rewarding careers at J.B. Hunt began with a simple web search.

“I was on the internet looking for anything military friendly, and J.B. Hunt was everywhere as far as searching for any opportunity that would look out for a Veteran with next to no experience, besides training in the military,” Lamarr said.

Through the Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship, J.B. Hunt hires and trains transitioning soldiers and Veterans for local and regional CDL A truck driving jobs. Recruiters work closely with Veterans to help them obtain schooling, a CDL A license and the necessary behind-the-wheel training to begin their trucking career.

Lamarr didn’t have any military driving experience, but thanks to his J.B. Hunt recruiter, he felt at ease with the apprenticeship process. “The recruiter told me all about it and got me all set up. It was an easy process. Answered any questions I had. He stayed in touch with me and I could just give him a call,” Lamarr said.

Unlike Lamarr, Manuel had some experience driving trucks in the military but with CDL A schooling and training, he quickly realized driving a tractor trailer was considerably different. “I already knew how to drive big trucks but not long trucks. Height wise, they were the same as military, but length was a little bit different. Especially, backing into different spots,” Manuel said. “I was out there every day with my trainer. He took the time to take me to empty parking lots and teach me how to back in really well. How to get to customers and know what they need. Overall, the training was pretty good.”

The two drove with J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal division out of Chicago – Manuel ran regional and Lamarr ran local. They both enjoyed the benefits of the job – freedom to explore and make good money.

“I like the open road a lot. I liked going to different cities and customers. I liked exploring. I really liked driving trucks,” Manuel said.

“It’s about who really wants it, that’s what I liked about being a driver. My paycheck was what I made it. If I wanted to work longer, I got paid more. If I knew how to run my hours efficiently, I got paid more. If I did things safer than other drivers, I got recognized for it,” Lamarr added.

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After the Veterans gained driving experience, they decided to pursue more training to become fleet managers. Both had experience doing similar job duties in the military and believed their truck driving experience and military skills would allow them to excel in fleet management.

“In my last unit, I was a chief dispatcher, so I was in charge of all our runs. I would send our drivers to go different places and tell them what to do,” Manuel said. “I was like, you know, I’d like to do what I was doing back in the military. That’s why I decided to apply for the [fleet manager] position.”

“When I saw what the fleet managers were doing, it really reminded me of what I was doing in the military as an administrator specialist. I was used to helping the different Marines with applications and going from one duty station to the next duty station,” Lamarr said. “The fleet manager role and kind of being that administrative assistant to the operations manager, kind of bridging that gap between drivers and planners and helping facilitate that everything gets done safely and properly. It kind of resonated with me…”

The two continue to grow in their careers at J.B. Hunt and are grateful that they joined the company as Hunt’s Heroes truck drivers first.

“I think it helped me a lot, being a driver first. Here, they have a ride along, but they only do it for a day. If the driver has a good day, they only see the good day. But there are times that you have bad days,” Manuel said. “I know how a driver will feel in certain situations. The frustration over time…Time is everything for these drivers. One hour will make a difference whether they will make it home today. I know what they need quicker, so they can make it home to their families.”

“I can feel where the drivers are coming from and I can talk with other managers in the office who haven’t been a driver and enlighten them and they’ll be like, oh, okay, that makes sense. Being on both sides of the field is definitely an advantage,” Lamarr added.

As for the Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship, Lamarr is actively telling all his military buddies and encouraging them to sign on.

“The Hunt’s Heroes program is awesome. I like it. I tell everybody. Any of my military buddies that I can get a hold of, I tell them about it. Especially the ones that are having the same struggles I did about finding where to go and what to do,” Lamarr said.
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Are you a military Veteran interested in our Hunt’s Heroes apprenticeship and becoming a local or regional truck driver? Learn more about J.B. Hunt’s Veteran jobs by calling 1-800-207-6097 or fill out our short form, and we’ll contact you.

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J.B. Hunt Dedicated Truck Driver Saves Couple and Dogs in Wreck

J.B. Hunt Dedicated Truck Driver Saves Couple and Dogs in Wreck

Apr 17 2018

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With years of truck driving experience and military service, J.B. Hunt driver Darrell knew he had to react quickly to help those inside a crushed vehicle flipped upside down on an Arizona highway.

Darrell first saw the red PT Cruiser pass him along the left and noticed an elderly couple chatting in the front seat. They eventually merged in front of him and then into the right lane beside him. Soon after, he saw the same vehicle pushed out in front of him with its back end now smashed in, losing control and flipping colors of red across the highway. It had been rear-ended by a bus.

As glass shattered, debris flew, and the couple was tossed around inside the car, it finally stopped in the ditch of the grassy median, preventing it from entering the other side of the highway.

Darrell pulled over his truck and immediately started making his way to the flipped vehicle.

“I wasn’t able to see inside the car. I was trying to figure out how to get into the car because the car doors were locked, and the car was upside down. There was no movement in there whatsoever,” Darrell explained. “You couldn’t see in there because of the simple fact, the airbags, the side curtain, you couldn’t see. So, I was yelling and asking if anyone could hear me in there and I could see a hand on the passenger side raise up that curtain and knock on the window.”

That hand belonged to the passenger, a man named David. “I told David, alright guys, I’m gonna get you out of there.”

Due to the median’s soft ground, the dirt allowed Darrell to pull the driver door open a mere six inches. As it cracked open, he met the driver, a woman named Meredith. “Meredith was in there hanging upside down in her seat. I looked in there and said, ‘Hey babe, how are you doing?’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Aw. I’m doing just fine. I just need to get out of here,’” he said.

Darrell was still unable to move the door any further on his own. As he watched traffic blow by, another man pulled over to help. The two were able to rip open the car door, use the man’s knife to cut the seatbelt and free Meredith. They moved her a safe distance from the damaged vehicle.

Gasoline was leaking around the car, so Darrell moved quickly to get David out of the passenger side.

“I climbed back inside the car and David was laying on his back in there. I told David, ‘Alright fella. How do you feel?’ He told me that he was fine. I said, ‘Alright, we are gonna get you out of here.’”

Darrell instructed David to turn his legs toward the car door. As he began to roll over, he yelled in pain. His ribs were hurting. “I told him to breathe deep a couple of times, because I wanted to make sure that he didn’t puncture any lungs,” Darrell said. “I told him, ‘Good news dude. You don’t have a punctured lung, you’re just bruised up. Let’s get you out of here.’”

The two men got David out of the car and to a safe destination beside Meredith. Two of their dogs were also released from the vehicle and with the couple as well. Meredith frantically told Darrell that there were three dogs in their vehicle and only two were beside them.

Darrell again returned to the wrecked vehicle. “I climbed back in there and moved all this stuff out of the way and I pulled this crate out and there was a little shih tzu inside there. I pulled it out, carried it over to them and said, ‘I got good news! The dog is still alive!’” he said. “And I opened up the door and you know that little dog jumped out there and bit my finger!”

The highway patrol, ambulance and the firetrucks arrived on the scene and Darrell went over to the couple and gave Meredith a hug and shook David’s hand. “I told them, ‘You guys, I’m sorry this happened to you, but I’ve got to get on down the road,’” he said. “Meredith looked at me and said, ‘Young man. Be careful out there on the highway.’ And I just giggled to myself as I walked away.”

This wasn’t the first accident that Darrell has witnessed – He’s seen several accidents and never hesitates to help. “When you hear that a truck driver is always on the scene of an accident. It’s a true story,” Darrell said. “We are the first ones on the scene of an accident because we are the ones who usually stop to help the people in need.”

And helping anyone in need is second nature for the J.B. Hunt truck driver. “I’m pretty much one of those guys that if I see somebody that needs help, I’m going to be there to help them no matter who they are – race, color, creed or what. I don’t care who they are. It’s a human being helping a human being,” he added. “That’s what society is about. I guess it’s what God would expect me to do and anybody else.”

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J.B. Hunt Dedicated Local and Regional Truck Driving Jobs

J.B. Hunt Dedicated Local and Regional Truck Driving Jobs

Mar 28 2018

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At J.B. Hunt, dedicated company drivers enjoy a selection of local and regional jobs that add variety to their days with a mix of truck driving and non-driving duties – operating forklifts, pallet jacks, lift gates, augers, material handling, installation and more.

Big and small businesses understand that managing their own fleet and transporting their products is no easy task. They see outsourcing their transportation needs as a valuable and effective solution; one that J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) drivers deliver. From straight trucks to flatbeds and temperature control, dedicated drivers provide the skill and service necessary for J.B. Hunt’s continued growth.

Local dedicated drivers typically move loads to a customer within a radius that allows them to complete their deliveries and return home the same day. Regional dedicated drivers move freight within a region that encompasses the surrounding states and are usually on the road for five days and return home on a weekly basis.

By servicing a single customer, a dedicated truck driver experiences a consistent schedule and familiarity with their route, delivery and the customer’s facility, which can lead to an increase in load efficiency and pay. A driver is also able to build a rapport with the customer and offer topnotch service.

Each account offers onsite management to aid dedicated drivers in load planning, safety training and with any customer concerns. Consistent managerial support allows drivers to grow in their roles, and many enjoy seeing their hard work make a positive effect on the customer and the account’s growth.

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All J.B. Hunt company drivers have access to comprehensive health benefit offerings including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation.

Through our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program, we also offer local and regional dedicated trucking jobs to Veterans and transitioning service members, no matter their driving experience. Since many have served away from home and their loved ones for long periods of time, local and regional truck driving jobs give Veterans the home time that they deserve.

J.B. Hunt offers dedicated driving jobs in many metro areas such as Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Minneapolis, as well as smaller cities such as Bethlehem, Pa., Chester, N.Y., Green Bay, Wis., and Stockton, Calif. Dedicated truck driving jobs in these areas and other areas nationwide, open and close frequently. Check our truck driving job search for an up-to-date listing of current openings.

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Interested in learning more about our regional and local truck driving jobs with J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services division? Call 1-877-791-9458 or feel free to fill out our short form online and we’ll contact you.

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J.B. Hunt Intermodal Local And Regional Truck Driving Jobs

J.B. Hunt Intermodal Local And Regional Truck Driving Jobs

Mar 15 2018

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At J.B. Hunt, intermodal company drivers reap the benefits of the carrier’s longstanding relationships with major rail providers – BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSX, CN and KCS/KCSM – and its heavy presence at rail yards nationwide.

J.B. Hunt Intermodal operates the largest fleet of company-owned 53′ containers and drayage fleets in North America. With more than 90,000 containers and 78,000 chassis, and access to private express gates, J.B. Hunt drivers enjoy less wait, stronger freight and more miles.

Intermodal Container Transfer

What is intermodal?

Intermodal is the process of using two modes of transportation, such as truck and railway, to move goods from shippers to customers. Typically, a truck moves a container to a railway and/or picks up a container from a railway to be delivered to a customer.

What do intermodal truck drivers do?

Intermodal truck drivers perform traditional driving duties – transporting freight containers from rail yards to customer locations. Drivers are given pre-planned loads and primarily no-touch freight.

Local intermodal drivers typically move containers to customers within a 200-mile radius, allowing them to complete their deliveries and return home the same day. Regional intermodal drivers move containers within a region that encompasses the surrounding states and are usually on the road for five days and return home on a weekly basis.

J.B. Hunt truck drivers enjoy access to comprehensive health benefit offerings including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation.

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Intermodal trucking jobs for Veterans:

Through our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program, we also offer local and regional intermodal trucking jobs to Veterans and transitioning service members, no matter their driving experience. Since many have served away from home and their loved ones for long periods of time, local and regional truck driving jobs give Veterans the home time that they deserve.

J.B. Hunt’s intermodal truck driving jobs:

J.B. Hunt offers intermodal driving jobs in many metro areas such as Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta, as well as smaller cities such as Scranton, Pa., Springfield, Ill., Janesville, Wis., and Haslet, Texas. Intermodal truck driving jobs in these areas and other areas nationwide, open and close frequently. Check our truck driving job search for an up-to-date listing of current openings.

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J.B. Hunt Driver Takes Home Delivery and Installation To the Next Level

J.B. Hunt Driver Takes Home Delivery and Installation To the Next Level

Feb 19 2018

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Beginning his J.B. Hunt career as a temporary warehouse worker and then advancing into a delivery installation specialist, Final Mile driver Quincy has become a top performer and the go-to guy at the Final Mile account in Wilmer, Texas.

“I’m proud of the man that I have become over the years, as far as how I work, how I am with my family,” Quincy said. “J.B. Hunt has helped me a lot with that. Even when I was a helper, I didn’t have that work mindset. I was coming to work for a paycheck. As I started realizing that they were a company that I could stay with, I wanted to change.”

Quincy knows what needs to be done every day and he does it with proficiency, great customer service and quality installations. He’s known to be a driver who can take care of difficult hotshot deliveries that may get missed, rescheduled or rerouted.

“Our customers love him,” said builder specialist Matt of Quincy. “Oftentimes, he finds himself in heated exchanges because he may be doing a recovery delivery for us, but Quincy keeps professionalism at the utmost importance at all times. We get nothing but customer satisfaction and great reviews from him.”

Throughout his time at J.B. Hunt, Quincy has strengthened the customer service standards that delivery installation specialists offer with every delivery, making him a role model for many of his fellow drivers. He’s also been able to travel and share his experience and knowledge with other J.B. Hunt accounts nationwide.

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Quincy’s Final Mile peers recently recognized him for his excellence by awarding him with Driver of the Month award for May 2017 at the annual Final Mile kick-off event in Atlanta.

“It was pretty great to see him be able to walk up there and be acknowledged through his peers,” said General Manager Heather. “His wife was there, so she got to see that. She doesn’t get to come in and see how much we do appreciate Quincy, so she was able to see that we appreciate everything that he does.”

His trip to Atlanta also gave him insight on what he needs to do to advance and get to the next level in his career.

“I would like to move up,” Quincy said. “I would like to become a manager in the future, maybe a builder specialist. That’s my goal right now, to try to get to a builder specialist. From there, to management. I believe right there the sky is the limit after that.”

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Listen in as Quincy talks about his work as a delivery installation specialist and his plans to move into management.

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Don’t have a CDL or driving experience? No problem. Neither are required for J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile delivery installation specialist positions. Learn more by visiting DriveJBHunt.com or calling 1-877-791-9458 to discuss delivery installation specialist jobs in our Final Mile Services division. Or feel free to fill out a short form online.

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J.B. Hunt Named 2018 Military Friendly Employer By G.I. Jobs

J.B. Hunt Named 2018 Military Friendly Employer By G.I. Jobs

Jan 21 2018

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J.B. Hunt was recently recognized for its proven commitment in providing Veterans a smooth transition into civilian truck driving jobs. The carrier was named a 2018 Military Friendly® Employer for the eleventh consecutive year by Victory Media, ranking J.B. Hunt in the top 20% of companies in the industry.

“J.B. Hunt is proud to show our ongoing support of Veterans and their families by maintaining our Military Friendly® Employer designation for more than a decade,” said John Roberts, president and chief executive officer at J.B. Hunt. “We are committed to doing our part for our nation’s military members, including working towards our goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans by 2020.”

According to MilitaryFriendly.com, the designation was determined using data sources from federal agencies, veteran employees, and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. The list was featured in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and the January issue of Military Spouse magazine.

J.B. Hunt’s military hiring program, Hunt’s Heroes, continues to grow and offer more assistance and opportunities to Veterans every year. Since its inception in 2014, the program has expanded its local and regional driving opportunities to Veterans of any military profession and developed an extensive Department of Labor apprenticeship which offers Monthly Housing Allowance payments from the VA to qualified Veterans.

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Final Mile Driver Finds Pride in a Hard Day’s Work

Final Mile Driver Finds Pride in a Hard Day’s Work

Dec 29 2017

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“At the end of the day, it makes you feel good. It’s a job well done. You hook something up in somebody’s house that took a little bit of skill. You got your hands dirty doing something. It gives you a sense of pride that you’re doing something that’s not always easy,” said Final Mile driver John.

For the past three years, John has been delivering and installing appliances, electronics and more into customer homes and businesses for J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services division. He finds it to be rewarding work that helps him provide for his family and gets him home every day.

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While looking for a local truck driving job three years ago, it was J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile opportunity that caught his eye – it was more challenging and different than the over the road driving he was doing. “I didn’t like being over the road because it’s really unpredictable. It really caused me a lot of anxiety to be away from home and be away from them [his three daughters] and not know what’s going on with them. I feel a lot better now,” he explained.

With only a year of over the road driving under his wheels and no installation experience, John braced for a learning curve. “I learned more about how to operate the vehicle in my first month here than in almost a year of being over the road and trucking school,” he said. “This job, when I started, I couldn’t really put a hammer and nail into a wall and now I have developed this kind of mechanical aptitude with some things that I didn’t have before in life when it comes to working with my hands and that sort of thing. That’s kind of cool.”

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After a few years of driving into tight locations and installing various products into customer homes, businesses and builder sites, his confidence continues to grow. “I’m not afraid to do some of the things that we do on this job, whether it’s going to a construction site, or bringing a massive piece of furniture into somebody’s house, or going into somebody’s house and installing something that is difficult,” he said. “It’s challenging because you have to change your mindset, to put yourself in the shoes of the customer. You treat that house like it’s your house, and to be honest, that’s hard.”

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Although his day’s work can be demanding, John has no plans to change his company driving job. “There’s definitely a negative stigma about drivers. I don’t really let that bother me. I feel like I’m doing my part. I know that I’m doing something that maybe a lot of other people don’t want to do. That’s okay. You can’t handle it, I’ll take the work,” John said.

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Don’t have a CDL or driving experience? No problem. J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile delivery installation specialist positions don’t require either. Learn more by visiting DriveJBHunt.com or calling 1-877-791-9458 to discuss local truck driving jobs in our Final Mile Services division. Or feel free to fill out a short form online.

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2017: A Year In Review

2017:  A Year In Review

Dec 21 2017

As we reflect on 2017, we remember the many accomplishments, events and milestones that J.B. Hunt and its employees have achieved over the past year. We are proud of how far we’ve progressed and look forward to another year filled with growth and innovation.

Highlights of 2017:

New Driver Website

 

new site on phone editedIn January, we launched our new truck driver career website that offers a responsive and user-friendly experience from your phone, tablet or computer. It delivers search options to ease the process of finding your desired local, regional or OTR company truck driving job or contracting opportunity. Visit DriveJBHunt.com to view our new site.

 

 

Ranked 8th in G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers

Military Friendly Employer seal gi jobs 2017J.B. Hunt was recognized for its proven commitment in providing Veterans a smooth transition into rewarding civilian driving careers. G.I. Jobs named J.B. Hunt a 2017 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for the 10th consecutive year, ranking eighth out of companies with revenue over $1 billion. Learn more about J.B. Hunt’s military hiring program.

 

New Driver Transfer Portal:

Driver Transfer Portal pic ONEIn 2017, we introduced a driver transfer portal to make it easier for company drivers to transfer to other driving jobs within J.B. Hunt’s various business units. Driving careers at J.B. Hunt can adapt to the changes in a driver’s life – wanting more home time with family, to move to a new city or to explore more of the country.
Through the portal, drivers can request a transfer to open positions in Final MileDedicated Contract ServicesIntermodal or Truckload and find the right opportunity that fits their lifestyle.

 

Truckload Driver Experience Program

Mock DOT 2The new Truckload Driver Experience program strives to assist recently employed OTR drivers in transitioning into their new job and the J.B. Hunt culture. Many travel to the corporate office in Lowell, Ark., and other J.B. Hunt locations around the country to meet fleet managers, take tours of the facilities and experience safety presentations and hands-on training.

 

 

Arkansas Truck Driving Championship

TDC driver family resizeWe hosted 29 drivers and their families for the 50th annual Arkansas Truck Driving Championship (TDC). Made up of a mixture of TDC veterans and newbies, this was the largest group of competitors for J.B. Hunt since joining this competition. J.B. Hunt took home the People’s Choice Awards for Biggest Group and Best Overall Group. Five additional trophies were awarded to J.B. Hunt drivers in the Pre-Trip, 5-Axle, Step Van, Straight Truck and Tanker divisions and one of our drivers qualified for the national championship. We are incredibly proud of our drivers’ hard work and dedication!


DCS Driver Achieves 4 Million Safe Miles

Bob PrattOn June 15th, DCS driver Bob reached a career milestone as he surpassed the 4 million safe miles mark. The 29-year J.B. Hunt veteran is now the ONLY active 4 million mile driver in DCS and the fifth company driver to ever achieve this accomplishment in J.B. Hunt history.

 

 

 

J.B. Hunt Transport Celebrates 56 Years

JBH_3On August 10th, J.B. Hunt celebrated its 56th anniversary and its historical impact on the logistics transportation industry. We have grown from a small business of only five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers to a Fortune 500 company with over 13,000 trucks, 110,000 trailers and containers countrywide and $6.5 billion in annual revenues.

 

 

Adopt-a-Class Winners

kids in classJ.B. Hunt drivers submitted more than 240 nominations for our Adopt-a-Class program, that’s four times the amount of last year’s count! With such a large response, it was very difficult to choose the winners but with much consideration, we selected 10!
The selected drivers delivered $1,000 worth of teacher-requested school supplies in their J.B. Hunt trucks. Students also toured the truck and enjoyed a pizza party.

 


Truck Driver Appreciation Month

chicago dcs editThis past September, we celebrated J.B. Hunt drivers across the country with numerous special events and gifts. Drivers and their families were treated to warm breakfasts, tasty cookouts, BBQs, catered lunches and delicious dinners. Family activities included playing volleyball, softball, soccer and bowling as well as a day at an amusement park, tubing down the river and swimming at the beach. And there were plenty of gifts and prizes to go around – gift cards, goodie bags, J.B. Hunt jackets and hats, raffles and carnival games!
 


Junior Driver Training Camp

JDTC-47While drivers studied and trained for the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship competition, their spouses and children enjoyed an afternoon of fun at J.B. Hunt corporate in the Junior Driver Training Camp. The camp gave families a first-hand experience of what their truck driver parents or spouses do every day.
The kids rolled inflatable tires for their pre-trip and ran through an obstacle course loaded with road directions – low clearance- crawl, find an alternative route around an unsafe driver, use mirrors to find hidden pedestrians and practice communicating with a teammate to get through a challenging route. We were pleased to entertain our driver families and watch them join the fun!


Wreaths Across America

WAA truck arrivingJ.B. Hunt proudly participated in this year’s Wreaths Across America (WAA) event and carried out the organization’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by delivering a total of eight loads of wreaths.
J.B. Hunt military Veteran drivers transported the wreaths from WAA’s headquarters in Harrington, Maine to national cemeteries and facilities throughout the country. Volunteers placed thousands of wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers at the national cemeteries.

 

We look back on this past year with pride. Who’s ready to move into 2018 and see what we accomplish next?

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J.B. Hunt Drivers Deliver Wreaths Across America

J.B. Hunt Drivers Deliver Wreaths Across America

Dec 19 2017

J.B. Hunt proudly participated in this year’s Wreaths Across America (WAA) event and carried out the organization’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by delivering a total of eight loads of wreaths.

The wreaths were transported from the WAA headquarters in Harrington, Maine to national cemeteries and facilities throughout the country. Volunteers placed thousands of wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers at national cemeteries.

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J.B. Hunt’s delivery destinations this year were the following:

  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  • Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  • Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minn.
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, Calif.
  • Miramar National Cemetery, Miramar, Calif.
  • Saint Louis Cross-dock, Saint Louis, Mo.

Numerous military Veteran J.B. Hunt drivers, who were nominated by their managers, participated in delivering wreaths this year. DCS driver and military Veteran Robert Freeman found participating in WAA to be beyond rewarding. “I’m humbled, can’t keep my mouth shut. Awestruck, and the feeling is still going on,” he said.

See photos below of key exchange ceremonies between drivers transporting the wreaths across the country and of the national cemeteries where volunteers honored the graves of the fallen Veterans.

Wreath Ceremonies and Key Exchanges Along the Way: 

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Wreath Ceremony at J.B. Hunt Corporate Location:

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Wreaths Delivered to National Cemeteries:

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A big thank you to all our J.B. Hunt military Veteran drivers and staff as well as the volunteers who made this year’s Wreaths Across America event possible!

Are you a military Veteran interested in beginning a driving career at J.B. Hunt? Call 1-800-207-6097 to learn more about our military hiring program or fill out out short form online.

 

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J.B. Hunt Ready to Deliver Wreaths Across America

J.B. Hunt Ready to Deliver Wreaths Across America

Dec 04 2017

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J.B. Hunt is proud to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) event for a fourth year. Each December, WAA carries out its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by placing wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers at over 1,000 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

Beginning Sunday, December 10th, J.B. Hunt military Veteran drivers will begin delivering a total of eight loads of wreaths from Wreaths Across America’s headquarters in Harrington, Maine to national cemeteries and facilities throughout the country.

The delivery destinations this year are the following:

  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  • Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  • Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minn.
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, Calif.
  • Miramar National Cemetery, Miramar, Calif.
  • Saint Louis Cross-dock, Saint Louis, Mo.

We invite you to follow this week long journey on our J.B. Hunt Drivers FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages. Share your Wreaths Across America experience with us by using #JBHWAA and #WAA2017.

There will be numerous military Veteran J.B. Hunt drivers, who were nominated by their managers, participating in wreath deliveries this year.

Learn more about our drivers:

  • Donald L. is a one-year Army Veteran and Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) driver. He has recently taken on the role of lead driver trainer and has been a great resource for new drivers looking for advice.
  • Chris D. is an eight-year Marine Veteran who served in Iraq. He is an Intermodal driver, a trainer and a Smith System instructor and has driven nearly two million safe miles with J.B. Hunt.
  • Michael “Snake” R. is a six-year Air Force Veteran and DCS He is eager to drive in the convoy and show respect and appreciation for his fallen fellow comrades.
  • Robert F. is a three-year Airforce Veteran who served in Vietnam. He is a DCS driver and has been said to be a reliable asset to J.B. Hunt for the past four years.
  • Edward S. is an Army Veteran who served for 31 years in operations such as Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is a DCS driver who has driven with J.B. Hunt for over two years.
  • Sean D. is an Airforce Veteran who served for four years. He is a DCS driver who is also a trainer and continues to be an incredible resource for other drivers. He’s known to be willing to go outside his comfort zone and assist wherever needed.
  • Mark G. is a four-year Navy Veteran and an Intermodal driver. He’s looking forward to delivering wreaths and giving back to the military.
  • Daniel G. is a four-year Army Veteran and Intermodal driver. He says that driving for J.B. Hunt has helped him reach more of his dreams and this is his way of helping give back to the company and the military.
  • Cheryl S. is a five-year Army Veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is an Intermodal driver and ready to represent J.B. Hunt during WAA.
  • Roland P. is an Army Veteran who served for two years and feels honored to drive for WAA and serve once again for his fallen brothers. He is a Truckload driver who is a mentor to other drivers and always looking for ways to improve the driver experience.
  • Burt B. is an Air Force Veteran of four years and an Intermodal driver. He frequently joins his motorcycle group in welcoming Veterans home from overseas and escorts fallen heroes.
  • Paul P. is an Army Veteran who joined J.B. Hunt over a year ago through the Hunt’s Heroes military hiring program. His manager calls him an outstanding employee with a positive attitude and an impressive safety record.
  • James P.is a Marine Veteran who served for 30 years and retired as a Sergeant Major. He received honors such as the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Silver Star with gold cluster. He is a DCS driver and has been with J.B. Hunt for 17 years.
  • Mario R. is a seven-year Army Veteran who is still active in the Reserves. He is an Intermodal driver and despite driving with J.B. Hunt for only eight months, he has an impressive service and safety record and has been elected Driver of the Month and Driver of the Region.
  • Cole R. is a 16-year National Guard Veteran and currently trains soldiers in the military. He is also an Intermodal driver and trainer who is known to go above and beyond for J.B. Hunt.
  • Mike M. is an eight-year Marine Veteran and is described by his manager as the embodiment of selfless service. He is a DCS driver and trainer who is known for taking on difficult loads on a regular basis to ensure the success of J.B. Hunt’s customer. He was named the Northeast Driver of the Month in October 2017.
  • Claude E. is a Navy and National Guard Veteran who served for 23 years. He is also a Truckload driver who his manager calls a top driver.
  • Henry C. is an Army Veteran who served for over 12 years. He is a 2 million mile driver, drives on a DCS account and is known for practicing safety and communicating well with managers.
  • Cliff K. served for over seven years in the Army and participated in two tours in Vietnam. He is an Intermodal driver who has driven with J.B. Hunt for the past 30 years and feels honored to deliver wreaths for the heroes who didn’t make it back.
  • Richard D. served in the Navy as an aviation structural mechanic for three years. He is currently an Intermodal driver and trainer who has driven with J.B. Hunt for the last 15 years. He’s received the August 2016 Driver of the Month and the 2016 Driver of the Year awards.
  • Travis R. has driven for J.B. Hunt intermodal for four years. He was active duty in the Navy from 2000-2004 and served in the Naval Reserve from 2004-2007. He was awarded three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, two Battle “E” medals, a National Defense medal, and a Good Conduct medal.

Are you a Veteran interested in working for a company dedicated to honoring and hiring Veterans? Contact our Hunt’s Heroes military hiring team at 1-800-207-6097 to learn more about a driving career at J.B. Hunt or fill out a short form online.

 

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