Loading...
  Loading...
Employer Quick Look

JB Hunt

 
Overview
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., is one of the largest transportation logistics providers in North America with a wide variety of employment opportunities across the United States. With positions in Management, Operations, Information Services, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Administration, J.B. Hunt offers competitive compensation and is an industry leader in benefits with offerings such as:

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Life Insurance Programs
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Management Training Programs
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Free Health Coaching and Wellness Program

    At J.B. Hunt, we understand that to remain an industry leader, we must constantly stay ahead of new technologies and adapt to changes in the marketplace. We also know that to be the best, you have to hire the best. We hire exceptional talent, provide effective training and development opportunities and challenge our people to excel. If you are looking for excitement and challenge in your career, we encourage you to apply and join the J.B. Hunt team today!
  • Career Opportunities
  • Target 2006 Domestic Carrier of the Year

  • Walmart 2006 Intermodal Carrier of the Year

  • Toyota 2006 Large Carrier of the Year

  • Fortune Magazine's "America's Most Admired Companies"

  • Computerworld finalist in "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" awards program.

  • Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions' 2007 "Most Innovative Third-Party Service Provider"
  • Vision
    "We forge long-term partnerships with key customers who include supply-chain management as an integral part of their strategy. Working in concert, we drive out cost, add value and function as an extension of their enterprise."
    History
    From a rice hull business to a publicly owned transportation company, J.B. Hunt Transport has seen tremendous success.

    It is hard to believe that a large public company such as J.B. Hunt Transport at one time was a small operation with just five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers. But if you were to ask the Hunt’s they’ll probably tell you they’ve always had great expectations for the small business started in Stuttgart, Ark.

    The Hunt’s started their business in 1961 focusing on using rice hulls for poultry litter. Over the next few years, the business grew so that in 1969 they could start another arm of the J.B. Hunt Co.: J.B. Hunt Transport. Over the years, the company grew to be a sizeable player in the transportation industry, going public in 1983 with the initial public offering of more than 1.3 million shares of common stock. That year, the Hunts sold their rice hull business to focus on their growing trucking company.

    Over the next decade, J.B. Hunt Transport continued to grow its earnings and added terminals across the United States. From 1980-1990, the company grew a staggering 2,000 percent! In 1990, the company moved to its new corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark. Over the next couple of years, J.B. Hunt Logistics, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Dedicated contract Services formed to meet customers’ logistics and outsourcing needs. In 2000, J.B. Hunt Logistics merged with six other logistics units to form Transplace, the country’s leading Internet-based supply chain management company. The company’s DCS division continued to grow, and today serves some of the largest retailers in the country, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Anheuser-Busch and many others.

    Through the years, the company has won many awards. Although all of these honors are important, being named to Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list is one of the most prestigious. J.B. Hunt Transport prides itself on being a good place to start and build a career – whether you’re behind the wheel or behind a desk. The company’s successes are due to its dedicated work force – now 17,000 strong.
    Environment
    Going Green – J.B. Hunt Transport Partners with EPA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ground freight transportation

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program is an innovative effort between the government and the transportation industry to develop and implement methods that will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation.

    The Challenge
    From ports to manufacturing facilities and distribution centers to your front door, trucks and rail systems are part of a sophisticated, fast-moving ground freight delivery system that delivers products safely and on time. Ground freight is an integral part of the United States economy. According to government and industry statistics, 85 percent of the total value of U.S. cargo is trucked, accounting for 66 percent of all freight by weight. Trucking-related occupations employ about 10 million people.

    Transporting ground freight is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for approximately 20 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all transportation sources. Ground freight is also a significant source of smog-forming emissions and other harmful air pollutants that impact public health, particularly the young and the elderly. Ground freight accounts for 40 percent of the oxides of nitrogen emissions (NOx) and 31 percent of the particulate matter emissions (PM) from transportation sources. These emissions can impact air quality and contribute to climate change.

    The Solution
    The U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary public-private partnership that addresses greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption, criteria pollutants (NOX and PM) and operating costs associated with ground freight transportation operations. The SmartWay Transport Partnership addresses other key national concerns: energy security, energy savings and environmental justice.

    Through this voluntary partnership, EPA and its partners expect to eliminate 33 million to 66 million metric tons of CO2 emissions and up to 200,000 tons of NOx emissions per year by 2012. This represents savings of as much as 150 million barrels of oil per year — equivalent to taking about 12 million cars off the road. Working together, SmartWay Transport Partners can incorporate various strategies and technologies to achieve these goals.

    The J.B. Hunt Transport Response
    Since joining SmartWay in 2004, J.B. Hunt Transport has led the transportation industry in reducing fuel consumption through initiatives such as aerodynamic tractors, low-viscosity drivetrain lubricants, tire-inflation monitoring programs, idle- and speed-management practices, and improved intermodal service offerings. These efforts have made the company’s operations more fuel efficient and less polluting.

    The results have been nothing short of stellar. When compared to a base operation with no innovations in fuel efficiency, this amounts to a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 56 percent, particulate matter by 84 percent and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 88 percent. On a per-truck basis, J.B. Hunt Transport has reduced emissions by 15 tons per year.

    SmartWay members are scored based on their relative fuel efficiency/environmental performance. J.B. Hunt Transport received a score of 1.25, representing outstanding environmental performance. The company was also awarded the honor of displaying the SmartWay Transport Partner logo, the EPA’s symbol for superior fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
    J.B. Hunt Transport is doing the right thing for our society and environment by making its operations safe, less harmful and less dependent on carbon-based fossil fuel. SmartWay challenges each of its partners to practice continuous improvement. The following are a few areas where we will continue to improve energy efficiencies:
    • Intermodal – Investing in creating more intermodal network options and truck to rail conversions
    • Driver training – Helping newer drivers learn optimal shifting and driving habits
    • Idle elimination – Exploring options to eliminate idle, such as direct-fired heaters, low-cost, quick-payback technology available to reduce cool-weather overnight idling, and auxiliary power units that provide all-weather power without idling the main tractor engine
    • Light-weight equipment – Modifying equipment to further increase payload and/or fuel efficiency
    • Tires – Using single-wide and fuel-efficient tires coupled with tire-inflation management programs
    • Hybrid/Alternative fuel vehicles – Exploring ways to use hybrids and alternative fuels in urban/local-haul environments where alternative fuel supplies can be more readily available
    “Besides being one of the safest transportation companies on the road, we are also one of the more sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport. “We will continue to seek further improvements in our fuel efficiency while reducing the negative impact on air quality by making our operations less dependent on carbon-based fossil fuel.”
    Benefits
    J.B. Hunt offers employees a comprehensive menu of benefits. Designed for flexibility to meet individual employee's needs, our benefits programs allow employees the option to select coverages that meet specific family situations.

    Highlights of our benefits include:

    • Medical Plan
    • Dental Plan
    • Vision Plan
    • Disability Insurance
    • Basic Life Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Health Care Reimbursement Account
    • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
    • Voluntary Term Life
    • Home and Auto Insurance
    • Wellness Program
    • Free Health Coaching
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Service Awards
    • Paid Time Off
    • Direct Payroll Deposit

    Certain benefits require an employee contribution.
    Contact
    J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 130
    615 J. B. Hunt Corporate Drive
    Lowell, AR 72745