This year has been exceptional for many reasons. As a company, we are thankful to have been able to hold together and grow through a pandemic and the many unique challenges the year has presented. As we reflect on company milestones throughout 2020, our drivers and the rest of the amazing family at J.B. Hunt consistently remind us why we make the best team in the industry.
Through the Frontlines
From the very beginning of the pandemic, our drivers, our maintenance teams and all our frontline employees have not only kept us moving, they have kept the whole country moving. Our drivers have delivered food to their home communities, moved essential equipment for hospitals and traveled the country to assist with high-demand – and their dedication has not gone unnoticed.
Thanks to our essential employees, productivity has not faltered. Instead, we have seen exponential driver growth and increase in freight volume. Because of our drivers and the impact they made this year, we look forward to exciting new possibilities in 2021.
In addition to recognizing the dedication of our drivers this year, we were able to take new steps to honor our veterans at J.B. Hunt. After a year of working with drivers and listening to feedback, we unveiled an all-new series of truck decals and uniform patches for our veteran drivers – as well as a re-design of our Million Mile decals and patches. After their service to our country, we are proud to be able to honor our veterans in this way.
New decals and uniform patches were not the only new design this year – we were proud to unveil newly wrapped trucks for our 7th year participating in Wreaths Across America to deliver wreaths to the graves of fallen veterans.
This year, 68 J.B. Hunt company drivers participated in the industry-wide mission to deliver and transport 2,200,000 wreaths to cemeteries across the United States. At J.B. Hunt, we couldn’t agree more with the mission of Wreaths Across America: “Remember. Honor. Teach.”
Many things looked different this year, and our annual celebration of our Million Mile drivers was no exception. With the hope of a greater, combined celebration in 2021, we were forced to postpone this year’s ceremony. Postponing the ceremony has not stopped us from celebrating the astounding effort and commitment it takes to reach one million miles or more with no accidents. This year also included the first J.B. Hunt Million Mile celebration to include the achievement of five million safe miles driven, all thanks to J.B. Hunt driver Phil.
In addition to gift boxes and permanent glass panels at corporate headquarters honoring all the names of our Million Mile drivers, we intend to celebrate their success together in the future. Our drivers have shown us time and again what it takes to be a leader in the transportation industry, and we can’t say thank you enough.
We are excited to see what is in store for the year ahead and, after this year, we know that our drivers and our family here at J.B. Hunt will be able to overcome any challenge.
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