J.B. Hunt Participates in Wreaths Across America for the 10th Consecutive Year
LOWELL, Ark., December 12, 2023 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, continued its participation in Wreaths Across America for the tenth consecutive year this week, helping ensure the delivery of more than 355,000 wreaths for the annual event remembering fallen veterans during the holiday season.
This year, 72 J.B. Hunt drivers will help transport 52 loads of wreaths to their final destination at veteran cemeteries throughout the country. On December 16, J.B. Hunt volunteers will join thousands across the country to help lay wreaths on the headstones of fallen veterans for Wreaths Across America Day. The company will hold a rally December 15 at corporate headquarters for employees to celebrate its tenth year of support and reflect on the organization’s mission to remember, honor and teach.
“At J.B. Hunt, supporting our veterans has a far deeper meaning, tying in with our culture and legacy,” said Brad Hicks, president of highway services and executive vice president of people at J.B. Hunt. “When we're able to do something for any individual that has made that ultimate sacrifice to put themselves on the line to fight for our freedoms, it deserves our utmost respect, and we are honored to participate in this event for the tenth-consecutive year memorializing our fallen veterans.”
This year’s total is the largest amount of wreaths J.B. Hunt has delivered for Wreaths Across America since it began working with the organization in 2014. It includes a record number of intermodal loads thanks to continued collaboration with rail providers BNSF Railway and Norfolk Southern. J.B. Hunt custom-wrapped 12 new company tractors and four trailers to commemorate this year’s participation.
Altogether, J.B. Hunt will help deliver wreaths to multiple cemeteries nationwide, including Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dayton National Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Georgia National Cemetery, Lexington National Cemetery, Marietta National Cemetery, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Riverside National Cemetery, Salisbury National Cemetery, San Joquin Valley National Cemetery, and Tahoma National Cemetery, among others.
Being a part of the Wreaths Across America convoy is considered an honor by J.B. Hunt drivers. More than 425 company drivers have participated in the program since 2014, helping ensure the delivery of nearly one million wreaths. All J.B. Hunt drivers for Wreaths Across America are veterans or have a direct association with a veteran.
J.B. Hunt’s commitment to supporting veterans includes programming that meets their professional needs as well as those who are transitioning to civilian life. The company provides multiple services and resources such as deployment and re-entry guides, military leave and differential pay policies and company-wide Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances. J.B. Hunt also hosts an employee resource group that is dedicated to empowering and engaging employees to support the professional and personal success of veterans.
The 2023 national theme for the Wreaths Across America campaign is “Serve and Succeed.” In 2022, more than 2.7 million wreaths were placed on veteran headstones at more than 3,700 participating locations during Wreaths Across America Day.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is on a mission to create the most efficient transportation network in North America. The company’s industry-leading solutions and mode-neutral approach generate value for customers by eliminating waste, reducing costs and enhancing supply chain visibility. Powered by one of the largest company-owned fleets in the country with more than 163,000 pieces of trailing equipment and nearly one million accessible trucks through its J.B. Hunt 360°® digital freight marketplace, J.B. Hunt can meet the unique shipping needs of any business, from first mile to final delivery, and every shipment in-between. Through disciplined investments in its people, technology and capacity, J.B. Hunt is delivering exceptional value and service that enable long-term growth for the company and its stakeholders.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, an S&P 500 company and a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. Its stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. The company’s services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, last mile, transload and more. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.