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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Woman Driver Shows Perseverance On and Off the Road

Woman Driver Shows Perseverance On and Off the Road

Sep 18 2017

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Regional driver Andrea’s 10-year career with J.B. Hunt has been filled with a number of impressive achievements – receiving the Driver of the Month award, being an Arkansas Truck Driving Championship contestant and becoming a one million mile safe driver. However, her successful career in trucking hardly compares to her long-standing achievements off the road.

After joining the workforce at the age of 10, Andrea grew up juggling multiple jobs to help provide for her family. Her father, who drove trucks after retiring from the Navy, always encouraged her to get her CDL A. It wasn’t until he passed away from cancer that she decided to pursue a single, long-term career in trucking. Unfortunately, it proved to be a harder transition than she expected.

Upon receiving her commercial license, Andrea was hired by a large trucking company. It was a rocky start, however, and almost ended Andrea’s career before it began. She decided to give driving another chance at a smaller company based out of Virginia, where she grew to love driving. She eventually joined J.B. Hunt in 2007 and recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with the company this past August.

In 2008, Andrea faced another set of challenges when a stroke left her sister Cathy unable to care for her three children – Dmitri, Davena and Dreana. Andrea and her mother soon began raising the three children full time – no easy feat with the youngest being only nine months old and the oldest having Asperger syndrome, a form of autism.

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For several years, Andrea worked to financially provide for her family and adjusted her work schedule to spend more time at home. Sadly, her sister passed away in 2012, leaving Andrea and her mother to share custody of the kids.

Despite their struggles and with their grandmother’s support, Andrea and her spouse have maintained a happy home life where the kids are growing and thriving. Each child is currently forming dreams of their own – Dmitri wants to teach other kids with Asperger’s, Davena hopes to become a singer, and Dreana aims to be a writer and photographer.

Although her life may not look like how she imagined, Andrea has no regrets. “I am happy with where I am and am thankful through it all, regardless,” she said.

Andrea’s positive attitude and kindness toward others make her stand out at J.B. Hunt. Her former fleet manager Jennifer speaks highly of the veteran woman driver. “I just love her attitude…. she truly loves what she does. I couldn’t think of a better person to not only represent J.B. Hunt but also women in the trucking industry. She’s the whole package!” she said.

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Ready to work with a company that appreciates your perseverance on and off the road? 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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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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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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J.B. Hunt Transport Celebrates 56 Years

J.B. Hunt Transport Celebrates 56 Years

Aug 07 2017

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On August 10th, J.B. Hunt celebrates its 56th anniversary and its historical impact on the logistics transportation industry. The distinguished carrier has 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.

With an ambitious force of over 23,000 employees, J.B. Hunt is committed to being an industry leader in innovation, safety and diverse operations. Our employees have been the key to J.B. Hunt’s successful history and promising future by continually providing superior customer service, optimal efficiency and safety, effective freight management and creative solutions.

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Strong work ethic and persistence are at the foundation of J.B. Hunt. Co-founders Johnnie Bryan and Johnelle Hunt were committed to long term growth and making J.B. Hunt Transport a reputable carrier within the transportation industry. To achieve recognition above the competition and increase company pride amidst employees, Mr. Hunt designed the familiar black and yellow scroll logo that adorns thousands of trucks, trailers and uniforms today.

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The origin of the J.B. Hunt logo began in Keo, Arkansas when Mr. Hunt was visiting J.D. Cobb, a J.B. Hunt Transport original investor and board member. They stumbled upon an income tax form that had an image of a scroll at the bottom with placement for the total amount owed. Mr. Hunt favored the scroll and took the form home, redrew the image and added his own touches. He asked Mrs. Hunt to have it placed on the invoices of the couple’s original rice hull business.

According to long time employees, the black and yellow scroll became J.B. Hunt Transport’s official logo and placed on the carrier’s equipment and driver uniforms in the early 1970s and has stayed a consistent design ever since.

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Recently retired Intermodal driver Benton feels grateful for the opportunity to wear the black and yellow scroll and serve J.B. Hunt customers for the last 23 years. “You make friends with the customer with a hand shake…If I had a set appointment, I was there early… I’ve always considered that on time is late,” he said. “I didn’t do it my way. I did it Mr. Hunt’s way and that is the way to do it.”

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To learn more about J.B. Hunt’s historical milestones and how our people continue to move our nation, check out our video below.

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Are you a truck driver who is ready to drive with J.B. Hunt and help us move our nation? Call 1-877-791-9458 or visit DriveJBHunt.com to learn about over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs and contract opportunities or fill out our short form online.

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J.B. Hunt DCS Driver Achieves 4 Million Safe Miles

J.B. Hunt DCS Driver Achieves 4 Million Safe Miles

Aug 01 2017

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On June 15th, DCS driver Bob followed his usual routine of delivering a load to Louisville, Ky., but this time, it wasn’t just another day, another delivery for the 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!

When asked how it felt to reach this remarkable milestone, Bob said, “I’ve been sweating bullets all week, but it has been a long time coming.”

Over the course of his career, Bob has left a lasting impression on everyone – customers, management and his coworkers. His management compliments his willingness to help whenever and wherever he is needed and moreover, his warm, cheerful attitude when working with customers and co-workers. They find that his friendly smile and presence make it hard for anyone to have a bad day after interacting with him.

“It’s not possible to put into words how great of a driver and person Bob is! This great accomplishment could not have been achieved by a better person and we are extremely excited and proud for him. Bob, thank you for all you do. Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!” wrote Bob’s General Manager Jecorey.

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Are you ready to achieve your next million safe miles with J.B. Hunt and reap the bonus awards? Call 1-877-791-9458 to learn more about J.B. Hunt’s over the roadregional and local truck driving jobs or fill out our short form online.

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