7 Reasons Why Your Next Truck Driving Job Should be with J.B. Hunt

Stability, home time, great management and more!

Looking for a change in your CDL job? Whether this means consistent freight, more home time or recognition for your safe driving, you’ll find it as a J.B. Hunt company driver. Read further to learn why thousands of drivers choose to be on the road with a carrier that has over 50 years of experience in transportation logistics.

1) Stability

As a Fortune 500 trucking company, J.B. Hunt has had a strong national presence in the industry for over a half a century. With hundreds of J.B. Hunt operated facilities all over the nation and easy access to quality maintenance and service centers, drivers won’t feel alone on the road.

As one of the largest dedicated contract carriers, J.B. Hunt also offers plenty of freight and a variety of non-CDL and CDL A driving jobs with duties from delivery to installation, as well as operating a range of equipment. And with more than 90,000 rail containers and 78,000 chassis, and access to private express gates, J.B. Hunt intermodal truck drivers experience less wait, stronger freight and more miles.

J.B. Hunt’s continued growth and increase in freight allows us to offer drivers a reliable weekly paycheck and plenty of work. And with plans for more growth on the horizon, we are confident that we’ll be here for another half a century.

older JB Hunt trucking

2) Home Time

J.B. Hunt understands the importance of work-life balance, and with 90% of our opportunities being regional or local truck driving jobs, most company drivers are home on a daily or weekly basis. And over the road trucking jobs offer drivers a consistent time-off plan that allows you to choose when’s best for you to get home.

Having the freedom to be home doing what matters most allows you to further enjoy your truck driving job without letting it define your life. Our PTO program begins to accrue after your first week, giving you the flexibility to take care of your everyday responsibilities as well as the unexpected.

3) Management

Truck drivers, like all employees, deserve to be happy in their jobs and feel valued by their managers. Here at J.B. Hunt, management makes it a priority to continually improve their relationships with drivers, uphold a work environment with open communication, and be reliable and trusted leaders.

Managers build relationships with drivers by getting to know them and often times, getting to know their families. Many have been truck drivers themselves or have years of experience in the industry and understand the importance of treating drivers as more than just a truck number.

tbone local truck driver

4) Safety

Choose to drive with a company that embodies a culture of safety and promotes personal and public safety. J.B. Hunt’s initiative, “Drive Like a Champion Today!”, encourages employees to keep safety at top-of-mind every day, in all that they do. We strive to instill a passion for safety throughout our company, especially in our drivers, so that it continues to be more than just an item on a to-do list.

Drivers receive safety training, not only when they hire on to J.B. Hunt, but continuously throughout their career. Safety is not only important to a driver’s driving record and a lasting career, but to the motoring public and in preventing fatalities on the road. J.B. Hunt trucks are equipped with safety features such as sensor, radar and video systems and updated frequently to keep everyone safe on the road.

J.B. Hunt proudly rewards safe drivers who have achieved Million Mile status by reaching one, two, three and four million safe miles with no preventable accidents. Bonuses awarded range from $5,000 to $40,000 and can total up to $75,000!

safe truck drivers


5) DRIVE App

J.B. Hunt’s DRIVE app is a convenient option for easily managing the duties that come with every truck driving job – viewing job assignments, managing loads, tracking your miles, communicating with dispatch and much more! Many drivers choose to use the app every day to help streamline their day and make their jobs as efficient as possible.

truck driver on phone

6) Career Path Opportunities

Choose a driving career that can adapt to the changes in your life – more home time with family, moving to a new city, or exploring more of the country. Depending on your needs, you can transfer to open trucking jobs in Final Mile, Dedicated Contract Services, Intermodal or Truckload.

7) Non-CDL and Apprenticeship Opportunities

As briefly mentioned above, J.B. Hunt also offers non-CDL driving jobs that require no experience and have on-the-job training. Our local non-CDL driving jobs consist of delivery installation specialists delivering and installing appliances, furniture, electronics and other products into customers’ homes and businesses. No commercial driver’s license or experience is required.

J.B. Hunt is also dedicated to hiring military Veterans through our Hunt’s Heroes Apprenticeship. We offer Veterans a fast track to a meaningful career by assisting them in their transition and placing them in the driver’s seat of a local or regional CDL A truck driving job or non-CDL driving job. Read more about our military hiring program here.


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Ready to drive with J.B. Hunt? Call 1-877-791-9458 to discuss over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs. You can also fill out our short form online, and we’ll contact you.


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