J.B. Hunt Transport Services

J.B. Hunt tractor-trailer

J.B. Hunt started out as a trucking enterprise and has kept to that focus as it serves customers throughout North America from its Lowell, Arkansas, headquarters. It primarily provides trucking and intermodal services in addition to supply chain solutions. The company had its best profit ever in 2013, and it ascended to the Fortune 500 for the first time.

J.B. Hunt has 18,467 employees, located in the 48 contiguous states of the United States. The company reported $5.2 billion in revenue in 2013 due to an increase of 13 percent in loads moved by the intermodal division.

J.B Hunt utilizes customized chassis and trailer equipment. The trailers are designed to be stacked on top of each other when loaded on to rail cars, and the chassis are designed to function only with matching trailers.

J.B. Hunt is No. 3 on the JOC Top 50 Trucking Companies list for 2013, and it also holds the No. 13 spot on JOC’s Top 40 Global 3PLs.

17 Oct 2016
Quarterly net profit dropped at the third-largest trucking operator for the first time since early 2014, thanks to lower truckload and intermodal rates. Dedicated is an exception.
Although intermodal volume at U.S. railroads fell 2.7 percent year-over-year in the first half, J.B. Hunt managed to increase intermodal volume 12 percent and 9 percent in the first two quarters.
18 Jul 2016
Second-quarter results show $6.2 billion J.B. Hunt is spending to build intermodal, truck volume, revenue.
14 Jul 2016
As spot market truckload volumes rise, will rates follow?
18 Apr 2016
J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted better-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2016 with fuel surcharge revenue declines offset by volume growth across the company’s segments, increased contract pricing and improved network operations.
30 Mar 2016
In certain parts of the country, especially the Southeast, the U.S. spot truck market is showing some early signs of renewal, as retailers gear up for their spring shipping season.
21 Jan 2016
J.B. Hunt Transport Services beat both Wall Street and Main Street in the fourth quarter, winning more business and hauling more freight when overall U.S. shipment volumes were dropping.
16 Nov 2015
Last year's increase in truck orders is showing up on U.S. highways and at large truckload fleets, pushing up the JOC Truckload Capacity Index to a seven-year high. But those new tractors are rolling into a soft freight market.
11 Nov 2015
J.B. Hunt Transport Services says it expects to see income and revenue gains in 2016 in line with the gains the firm has seen in the recent third quarter and earlier this year.
14 Oct 2015
The third-largest U.S. trucking operator saw revenue decline 1 percent despite higher rates, more volume and added capacity, thanks to lower fuel surcharges.
27 Aug 2015
The brewer of Budweiser is greening its St. Louis-based truck fleet, replacing diesel models with CNG-powered tractors that will haul 31 million cases of beer this fall. The fleet conversion is part of a long-term plan to cut logistics-related carbon emissions 15 percent by 2017.
13 Aug 2015
The 28 percent drop in retail diesel fuel prices in the second quarter cut shipper transportation expenses and boosted trucking profits, with the publicly owned motor carriers tracked by JOC.com increasing their combined operating profit by 13 percent. Higher sustainable profits in turn fuel the expansion of capacity needed by shippers.
28 Jul 2015
If U.S. shippers feel less pain when it comes time to pay freight bills this year, they can thank the worldwide oil glut. With the third quarter under way, the very significant impact of the collapse in oil and fuel prices over the past year on U.S. freight transportation is clear.