2021: A Year of Growth at J.B. Hunt

As we look back on this year, we celebrate the milestones that brought us to new heights.

As we reflect on the past year and the milestones we’ve marked together at J.B. Hunt, we see again and again that our company drivers are at the heart of our accomplishments. From driving us forward toward a major intermodal milestone to celebrating Million Mile accomplishments and J.B. Hunt’s 60th anniversary, our drivers continue to make us stronger than ever. Keep reading to explore some of the highlights! 

Intermodal Growth

2021 was a foundational year for new growth and opportunities for company drivers at J.B. Hunt. We added 12,000 new intermodal containers to our fleet, which helped us reach an incredible milestone of surpassing 100,000 company-owned intermodal containers overall. For our drivers, this means that our freight volume and stability are better than ever, making J.B. Hunt not only the largest intermodal provider in North America, but one of the best for company drivers.

J.B. Hunt Intermodal truck cab parked in front of several J.B. Hunt-owned intermodal containers at the rail yard.

Benefits That Make a Difference

In addition to freight growth this year, we worked hard to improve employee benefits for our drivers. Starting a career with a new company is a big decision, and we want to make that decision as easy as possible. We know that having insurance available quickly is important, so we made BIG changes to our medical benefits that make new employees eligible after just 30 days! 

From home time to great management, we work hard to provide some of the best driving jobs in the industry. For Rodney, a J.B. Hunt driver trainer, the opportunity and stability he has make J.B. Hunt the best company for him.

"The two things that I tell new hires when they come in is that J.B. Hunt offers opportunity and stability. Since I’ve been here, I haven’t slowed down; I don’t plan on slowing down. The opportunity is there." - Rodney, J.B. Hunt Intermodal Driver & Smith System® Certified Driver Trainer

A Year of Celebration 

In August, we celebrated our 60th anniversary as a company and reflected on how drivers have shaped our company since day one. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt created our company with drivers in mind, and we work hard to honor that legacy and keep our company drivers at the heart of what we do. 

That’s why we take time each year to honor the exceptional drivers who reach their Million Mile milestone with a celebration at our corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark. After being forced to postpone our annual Million Mile event in 2020, we hosted a greater, combined ceremony to honor our million-mile champions from the last two years. 

Debra, Million Mile honoree, walks the red carpet at J.B. Hunt corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark. during Million Mile event.


Make 2022 the year you start driving with J.B. Hunt! Call us at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out our short form to start your journey today. 

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