J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, was recently named 2020 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Walmart, marking the second consecutive year J.B. Hunt has received the intermodal distinction.
“The working relationship we have with Walmart is a great example of our commitment to help customers develop and execute the best solutions for their supply chain needs,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our people and their willingness to go above and beyond for customers.”
J.B. Hunt achieved a sustainability milestone in 2020 by completing its first delivery using an all-electric Class 8 truck, a 120-mile intermodal haul for Walmart. Throughout their 30-plus year relationship, J.B. Hunt has received multiple recognitions from Walmart for service excellence. This year’s award was based on a demonstrated commitment to customer service, effective communication, and improvements in service.
“The transportation industry was faced with many challenges last year. We appreciate J.B. Hunt for providing critical services and creative solutions when it was needed most.” said Ken Braunbach, Vice President of Walmart Inbound Transportation. “We are proud to recognize J.B. Hunt as Walmart Intermodal Carrier of the Year.”
J.B. Hunt pioneered modern intermodal transportation and operates North America’s largest fleet of company-owned 53’ intermodal containers. J.B. Hunt Intermodal offers a cost-effective option that helps businesses reduce waste and ship more sustainably. In 2020, J.B. Hunt estimates that by moving freight utilizing rail providers through its intermodal service offering, the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions were avoided (versus the movement of the same freight by truck alone). Intermodal customers have access to a variety of supporting transportation services, including temperature controlled, international, expedited, and transloading.
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.