LOWELL, Ark., March 25, 2016 - J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., (NASDAQ:JBHT) one of the largest transportation
logistics companies in North America, announced today that it recently ordered 4,000 Wabash National DuraPlate®
dry van trailers that include the new RIG-16 Rear Underride Guard System. This new rear impact guard is
engineered to prevent underride in multiple offset, or overlap, impact scenarios. The guard reduces the risk of
injury or death for individuals involved in an accident with the rear of a trailer.
"At J.B. Hunt, we value safety above all else," said John Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.B. Hunt
Transport, Inc. "We applaud Wabash National’s leadership and advancements in rear impact protection, and we’re
proud to be the first fleet to specify the new rear impact guard design."
The rear impact guard is made of advanced, high-strength steel. It includes two additional vertical posts and a
longer, reinforced bumper tube. This design will better absorb the impact should any part of the bumper become
engaged in a collision. Additionally, the guard is formulated to resist corrosion.
The Truck Safety Coalition commends companies that take a proactive approach to promoting safety through
smart purchasing decisions. Truck Safety Coalition volunteer and underride advocate Nancy Mueleners said, "I am
glad that J.B. Hunt is equipping their trailers with an improved rear guard. Introductions of rear guards using new
engineering approaches are a much-needed safety improvement that will prevent injuries and save lives."
Production of units specifically for J.B. Hunt began in January. Wabash National formally unveiled this new
technology at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in
Nashville, Tennessee last month.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S & P 500 Company, focuses on providing safe and reliable
transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the contiguous United States, Canada and
Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered
on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on
NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt
Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com