Seven Reasons to Drive with J.B. Hunt

Big things that make our driving jobs stand out from the rest.

Since 1961, we have worked hard to maintain the work ethic and values possessed by our founders, Johnnie Bryan and Johnelle Hunt. We were founded by a driver, and today our drivers help make us who we are and represent us every time they step behind the wheel. 

We take great pride in our drivers and work hard to give them some of the best truck driving careers in the industry. Below are seven big reasons why J.B. Hunt driver jobs could be your best career move.

1. Stability

J.B. Hunt is a giant in the transportation industry, and a huge reason for our success is our focus on putting people first and working to support our drivers. Because of this, we have grown to be the largest dedicated and intermodal provider in North America, as well as a premier last mile provider. 

With our Dedicated Contract Services®, Intermodal and Final Mile Services® business units, drivers can be confident in our dedication to continued growth. Our vision is to create the most efficient transportation network in North America, and we’re just getting started. 

What does this mean for your driving career? It means you can count on a reliable weekly paycheck and driving options available across the country!

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2. Home Time

With most of our company driving jobs being local or regional, we’re serious about offering options that get you home. More than 90% of all J.B. Hunt drivers get home daily or weekly and more than half are local drivers with daily home time. 

No matter which home time option you prefer, you can count on consistency and a PTO plan that begins accruing from day one. 

3. Benefits That Matter

We know that having the benefits and insurance to protect what matters most is essential for many people. That’s why at J.B. Hunt, we are big on providing the benefits you need to navigate life’s unknowns. In addition to being eligible for comprehensive benefit options after only 30 days of full-time employment, employee drivers have access to parental leave, mental health resources, retirement saving options and so much more.

4. CDL-A Training

With the J.B. Hunt Apprenticeship Program, new CDL-A graduates have a chance to get training and experience with an industry leader. Drivers who have attended a 120-hour CDL-A school within the past 12 months are eligible for consideration.  

If hired into this program, you will drive alongside a J.B. Hunt driver trainer for six weeks, learning about our safety culture, how to run your lanes and more. From day one, drivers in this program are J.B. Hunt employees, meaning you are eligible for the same benefit options.

5. Safety Culture

The safety of our drivers and the motoring public is always a top priority at J.B. Hunt. In addition to state-of-the-art safety technology in our trucks, we recognize our drivers for accomplishing safety milestones in a big way. 

Our safe drivers are not only eligible for periodic safety awards and bonuses – after hitting one million or more safe miles, drivers can be eligible for the Million Mile Award, a prestigious honor for drivers who have reached this rare milestone. This means that each qualifying J.B. Hunt driver can receive up to $125,000 in safety bonuses from this award alone!

6. Technology That Empowers

Making new innovations in technology to benefit our drivers is nothing new to us. Developing the J.B. Hunt DRIVE App and our Direct to Work online orientation are two major ways we’ve worked to use technology to improve our truck driving jobs. 

With the DRIVE App, drivers can find route optimization, safety milestone tracking, communication with management and so much more.

And through our Direct to Work truck driver orientation, our drivers no longer have to begin their career with us by traveling outside their homes. In addition to being paid to complete online orientation, our drivers can complete it in the comfort of their own homes and on their own schedules.

7. The J.B. Hunt Difference

We believe that our focus on people is what makes the real difference in our driving careers at J.B. Hunt. When it comes to creating value for our company, we know that we need to start with our people, and our drivers are at the heart of so many of our successes. 

For more than 60 years, drivers have chosen J.B. Hunt for their lifetime career, and we believe our driver-centered culture is one of the big reasons our truck driving careers stand out in the industry.

If you’re ready to hear more about how J.B. Hunt driving jobs could change your career, we’d love to tell you more! Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or pre-qualify to take the next step today.

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