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40 Great Whispers (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Whispers, the chatty space devoted to juicy news and informed speculation, has been the most popular feature in Arkansas Business right from the beginning. Here we summarize some of the best. read more >
J.B. Hunt Transport Services says its new segment for Final Mile Services is the largest final mile asset network in the U.S.
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Revenue, Profit Down at J.B. Hunt in Q1

It is the sixth consecutive quarter J.B. Hunt has reported a decline in revenue and the fifth consecutive quarter it has reported a decline in income. read more >
John Roberts III, the CEO and president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in Lowell.
Public Companies / Transportation

No Bonuses for J.B. Hunt Executives in 2023

Outgoing CEO John Roberts was again the highest-paid executive at the trucking and logistics company. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Names Shelley Simpson as Next CEO

She's taking over for John Roberts III, who has led the Lowell transportation and logistics company since 2010. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

JB Hunt Signs Intermodal Agreement With Walmart

As part of the agreement, J.B. Hunt said it was buying Walmart’s intermodal container and chassis fleets. read more >
Johnelle and J.B. Hunt
Public Companies / Transportation

Craig Harper on J.B. Hunt: ‘He Was a Dreamer’Lock Icon

Harper, who retired as chief operations officer at the end of 2023, shared some of his favorite memories of the company's founder. read more >
John Roberts III, CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Profits Fall Sharply in 2023 Amid Freight Recession

Soft demand in the fourth quarter continued a freight recession that hit J.B. Hunt's bottom line — and its competitors' — hard in 2023. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Names Patrick Ottensmeyer to Board

Ottensmeyer served as CEO of Kansas City Southern from 2015 to 2023. read more >
Craig Harper, chief sustainablity officer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., says Electric vehicles are a workable option in the automobile sector but aren’t yet a viable option for the trucking industry.
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt’s Craig Harper to Retire

Chief Sustainability Officer Craig Harper will step down at the end of the year after 31 years at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell. Harper joined the company in […] read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Profit Falls 30% in Q3

The so-called freight recession continued, dragging down income for the third consecutive quarter. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt to Acquire Brokerage Assets of BNSF Logistics

After the deal is completed, J.B. Hunt will sign a long-term contract to continue to provide third-party logistics services to BNSF Railway. read more >
Energy / Transportation

J.B. Hunt’s Lofty Climate Goals: Aiming for 32% Carbon Emission Reduction by 2034

Earlier this month, the company highlighted some of its environmental, social and governance achievements in its 2022 Sustainability Report. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Orders 13 Electric Trucks From Nikola

The trucks will be strategically located at facilities servicing J.B. Hunt's key routes, including in the greater Los Angeles and Phoenix areas. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Trucking Sector Balks At Emissions Timeline

The EPA’s Phase 3 proposal called for standards that would result in 35% of short-haul tractors and 25% of long-haul tractors being electric by 2032. read more >
Kirk Thompson, board chair of J.B. Hunt Transport Services and former CEO
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Celebrates Kirk Thompson’s 50 Years

Thompson, a member of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, served as the company’s CEO from 1987 to 2011 when he became the chairman. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies / Transportation

Tyson Launches Driverless Delivery Program With Kodiak Robotics

Deliveries between Dallas and San Antonio are set to begin this month. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

JB Hunt Profit Falls Sharply in Q1

Income was $197.8 million, a nearly 19% drop from the same period a year ago. read more >
John Roberts III, CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt CEO’s Compensation Rises

Other executives at the Lowell-based company also received higher total compensation in 2022. read more >
A 3D rendering showing truck platooning, the linking of two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. The vehicles automatically maintain a set, close distance between each other when they are connected.
Business Services / Transportation

Truck Platooning Pulls Ahead in Arkansas

The practice allows a second 18-wheeler to follow closely behind a lead truck so each can use driver-assisted technology. read more >
J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts III, left, and President Shelley Simpson
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Announces 2023 Executive Raises

The raises for CEO John Roberts III, President Shelley Simpson and others come after profit increased 27% in 2022. read more >