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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Interested in learning more about our regional and local truck driving jobs with J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal 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 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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Interested in driving with a military friendly company? Learn more about our regional and local truck driving jobs for Veterans by visiting DriveJBHunt.com or filling out our short form online.

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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.

Are you a military Veteran ready for a new civilian career? Find out more about our DOL Apprenticeship that places Veterans in the front seat of local and regional truck driving jobs.

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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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J.B. Hunt Driver Witnesses Accident and Saves Life

J.B. Hunt Driver Witnesses Accident and Saves Life

Sep 21 2017

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Intermodal driver Brian was traveling to one of his regular customers when he witnessed a single vehicle accident. The vehicle had crossed the highway and run into a light pole on the shoulder.

Brian quickly sprang into action and pulled over to help the driver. The vehicle was badly damaged; it was leaking fuel and smoking. Thinking fast, Brian used a sledge hammer stored in his truck to break the window of the damaged vehicle while on the phone with a 911 emergency dispatcher. Moments before the vehicle erupted into flames, he was able to pull the driver out.

After getting the young woman a safe distance away from the wreck, Brian noticed that she had no pulse. Without hesitation, he began performing CPR while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Soon, the young woman regained her pulse and began to breathe again. Brian had saved her life.

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Since the accident, Brian has gone above and beyond by visiting the young woman in the hospital several times and calling her mother daily to check in.

Thank you, Brian, for being an outstanding representative of J.B. Hunt. You’re a real hero!

 

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September Is Truck Driver Appreciation Month!

September Is Truck Driver Appreciation Month!

Sep 11 2017

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This month, we’re celebrating J.B. Hunt drivers across the country with numerous special events and gifts. Drivers and their families are being treated to warm breakfasts, tasty cookouts, BBQs, catered lunches and delicious dinners. Family activities include playing volleyball, racquetball, softball, soccer and bowling as well as enjoying a Dodger’s baseball game, a day at an amusement park, tubing down the river and swimming at the beach. And there’s been plenty of gifts and prizes to go around – gift cards, goodie bags, J.B. Hunt jackets and hats, raffles and carnival games!

Check out a number of photos from different account celebrations from across the country!

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Ready to work with a company that appreciates drivers? Call 1-877-791-9458 or visit DriveJBHunt.com to learn about over the roadregional or local truck driving jobs and contract opportunities  at J.B. Hunt or fill out our short form online.

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Truck Drivers Keep Our Nation Moving

Truck Drivers Keep Our Nation Moving

Sep 01 2017

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America’s economy depends on over two million truck drivers to deliver raw material and final products to various manufacturers and retailers all over the United States. Without their wheels moving, our country would stop moving, literally – fuel supplies for cars, ships, trains and planes would start to run out in just one to two days.

We’d also have food shortages in grocery stores and medical supply shortages in hospitals, our clean drinking water would dry out and there’d be no replenishment of goods to manufacturers and retail stores.

Our country and company rely on hard working truck drivers and we appreciate the sacrifices you make to assure that our nation continues to move. See our transportation stats below to better understand how much of an impact your dedication has on all Americans.

How Truck Drivers Move Our Nation In One Year:

$11 Trillion

– the value of goods truck drivers transport throughout the country.

13 Billion Tons 

– the total weight of goods truck drivers moved to serve markets at home and abroad.

$3 Trillion

– the combined value of machinery and electronics, the most valuable commodities that truck drivers transport around the U.S.

4 Billion Tons 

– the combined weight of gravel and cereal grains, the largest commodities moved by truck drivers.

$4 Trillion

– the total value of product moved by truck drivers to and from Canada and Mexico.

 

For every mile and every ton, we thank you!

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Ready to drive with a company that appreciates truck drivers? Call 1-877-791-9458 or visit DriveJBHunt.com to learn about over the roadregional or local truck driving jobs and contract opportunities or fill out our short form online.

 

Statistical source: https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/FFF_complete.pdf

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Announcing 2017 Adopt-a-Class Winners

Announcing 2017 Adopt-a-Class Winners

Aug 28 2017

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This year, 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 are excited to announce this year’s 10 winners!

Adopt-a-Class Winners:

  • Andrew C. – Costner Elementary (Dallas, N.C.)
  • Michael P. – Madison Elementary School (Middletown, Ohio)
  • Stephanie L. – South Side Elementary School (Harrisburg, Pa.)
  • William B. – Sturgis Elementary School (Sturgis, Ky.)
  • Manuel M. – Scott Elementary School (Naperville, Ill.)
  • Robert B. – Macomb Elementary School (Macomb, Okla.)
  • Michael C. – Hollydale Elementary School (Gresham, Ore.)
  • Lacy S. – Henderson Ward Stewart (Starkville, Miss.)
  • Emilio T. – Hart-Ransom Elementary School (Modesto, Calif.)
  • Michael S. – Peggs Elementary (Peggs, Okla.)

Over the next few weeks, the selected drivers will deliver $1,000 worth of teacher-requested school supplies in their J.B. Hunt trucks. In addition to the school supplies, students will have the opportunity to tour the truck and enjoy a pizza party while they unwrap their new school supplies.

A big thank you to all drivers who submitted nominations! If your class was not chosen this year, you will have the opportunity to submit a nomination again next summer.

Follow our blog to view updates, photos and video from this year’s Adopt-a-Classes!

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Interested in driving with J.B. Hunt? Call 1-877-791-9458 or visit DriveJBHunt.com to learn about over the roadregional or local truck driving jobs and contract opportunities or fill out our short form online

 

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Driver to Retire With 3 Million Safe Miles & Plans to Buy Corvette

Driver to Retire With 3 Million Safe Miles & Plans to Buy Corvette

Aug 14 2017

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Gary loves driving – driving trucks and driving race cars. Over 30 years ago, he made truck driving his career at J.B. Hunt and drag racing a hobby he could afford with his annual earnings. “Drag racing is a lot of fun but an expensive hobby. I don’t have sponsors like the professionals,” he said with laughter in his voice.

The company driver plans to continue drag racing after he hangs up his truck keys and retires this December, finishing a successful thirty years at J.B. Hunt. “I love race cars and sports… I’ve been saving up to buy the Corvette convertible, my retirement car!” he said.

Gary’s truck driving record is one to brag about –  three million safe miles, 27 safe driving awards along with the Road Star Regional, Driver of the Month and Driver of the Quarter awards as well as national recognition for being a nominee for the Citizen Driver of the Year award.

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When Gary reached his first million safe miles, he was slightly surprised by the recognition he received for his achievement. “I never thought I’d do it,” he said. “Reaching the first one million, I thought it was for the company, not me. I was just doing my job.” He soon became motivated to hit his next million and then his next. “The second million was for my family being behind me the whole time,” he said. “The third million was for me. I was determined to get it before I retired!”

Gary’s safety bonuses went towards fixing up his home, paying bills, retirement savings and feeding his passion for race cars. He purchased a BMW with his second million mile bonus and once he retires, he plans to use his third million mile bonus towards a purchase of a 2017 red on red Corvette Z06 Convertible.

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The achieved driver is somewhat hesitant when it comes to retiring, as he’s made J.B. Hunt his second home over the last three decades. “I’m going to miss the comradery, all the people at the terminal, at corporate, throughout the company. It’s like a family. Most of my friends work at J.B. Hunt!” he said. “You know somebody for 30 years, they become your friends. I’m gonna miss them.”

After retirement, Gary has plans to work on projects around the house and spend time with his wife, six grown children, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and of course, play with his cars. “I’m going to the drag races, tinker around on my car and will be at the race track… and messing with my yard,” he said.

The veteran driver often reflects on how J.B. Hunt has evolved over the years and the positive effect it’s had on him as a driver and a person. “The company is moving and up to date. It is not lacking with all the new technology it’s incorporating,” he said. “As the company improved, I think I improved too.”

As the delivery date of his last load gets closer, Gary has been practicing his retirement speech and offered a heart-felt sound bite. “It’s been an honor and a blessing to drive, work here and meet all the different people,” he said. “It’s an amazing company that keeps getting better and better every day.”

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Are you ready to be a part of the J.B. Hunt family from hire to retire? Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss over the roadregional and local truck driving jobs or fill out a short form online.

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