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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 >
Industry / Public Companies / Transportation

Shelley Simpson to Fulfill Prophecy at J.B. Hunt

Craig Harper, J.B. Hunt’s longtime COO who retired this year after 31 years, told Simpson years ago she could be CEO of the company someday. read more >
Insurance / Transportation

Rising Insurance Premiums Hammer State’s Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute said last year that premiums rose 2.3% in 2021 and 2022; 2023 statistics aren’t official yet, but good news isn’t expected. 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 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 >
Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., says the freight recession is more of an inventory correction, as consumer buying habits change after the pandemic.
Business Services / Public Companies / Small Business / Transportation

Trucking Firms Ready to Ride Out A Freight RecessionLock Icon

Global companies may weather the storm, but smaller truckers are at risk. 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 >
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Banking & Finance / Education / Legal

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sink Student Loan Forgiveness

Biden's only hope for being allowed to move forward with his plan appeared to be the slim possibility, based on the arguments, that the court would find that Republican-led states and individuals challenging the plan lacked the legal right to sue. read more >
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Construction / Legal

Supreme Court Debates Union Tactics in Spoiled Concrete Case

The case could hurt unions by making it easier for companies to sue over harms caused by strikes. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Shelley Simpson Named President of J.B. Hunt

John Roberts, who has served as president and CEO since 2011, will remain as CEO and continue to serve on the board of directors. read more >
John Roberts III, CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt’s Revenue, Income Rises in Q2

CEO John Roberts said he was pleased with how the company handled labor and equipment challenges during the quarter. read more >
CEO John Roberts of J.B. Hunt and Joe Vitiritto, CEO of PAM Transport, both saw their companies report an increase in their last earnings report.
Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Trucking Companies Showing Drivers the Money

It isn’t all doom and gloom in the transportation industry, and that is good news for those who drive trucks. read more >
John Roberts III, the CEO and president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in Lowell.
Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts Gets Pay Boost

His compensation in 2021 was about 112 times greater than the median employee income. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Plans Intermodal Expansion with BNSF

The Lowell-based company is aiming for a 40% increase in containers. 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.
Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Acquiring Zenith Freight Lines for $87M

The deal will expand J.B. Hunt's Final Mile services segment. It's expected to close next month. read more >
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Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting 80 Million Workers

Justices began hearing oral arguments Friday. read more >
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported $2.91 billion in quarterly revenue on July 19.
Business Services / Energy / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Transport Companies Hauling In Revenue

Things are going well for the state’s publicly traded transportation companies, and not just because the Interstate 40 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis finally reopened. read more >
The 234,000-SF Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital is expected to open within the next month, right in the middle of flu season, "a time when children need emergency and clinical care most," according to Trisha Montague, chief administrator.
Construction

J.B. Hunt Donates $5M to Arkansas Children’s

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said Thursday that it would donate $5 million over the next five years to Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale to support the hospital’s expansion plans. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Obama Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. read more >