J.B. Hunt Named One of America's Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes
LOWELL, Ark., May 3, 2018 - J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, was selected by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2018.
“Our culture at J.B. Hunt is built around empowering our employees,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “We strive to create an environment where every idea is valued, and everyone has plenty of opportunities to grow. J.B. Hunt is very grateful to receive this recognition from Forbes, and we will continue to build a company culture that allows our people to thrive and succeed.”
According to Forbes, “America’s Best Employers are chosen based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The employees are consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online panels. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family and prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.” Participants from J.B. Hunt represented multiple departments and service areas, including its 17,000-plus drivers.
J.B. Hunt is committed to providing its employees with the tools and opportunities they need to advance their career. Most recently, the company recognized 77 J.B. Hunt drivers who achieved two, three, and four million safe miles driven, awarding nearly $1 million in safe driver bonuses. A strong supporter of those who have served in the nation’s military, J.B. Hunt has committed to hiring 10,000 U.S. veterans by 2020.
In 2017, J.B. Hunt announced a five-year, $500 million investment in enhancing operating systems, developing cloud infrastructure, and creating innovative and disruptive technologies. The company also opened a new four-story building with a ground-level terrace at its corporate headquarters to accommodate the growth of highway services, sales, and e-commerce, among other departments.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., an S&P 500 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than- truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. 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.