Five Big Questions About Driving with J.B. Hunt

Your guide to some of our most frequently asked questions!

Do you have questions about truck driving jobs with J.B. Hunt? We have answers! Take a look at some of the most common questions about driving with J.B. Hunt and the advice our drivers can give you. 

From benefits and local driving jobs to online orientation and company culture, our drivers know the inside scoop!  

J.B. Hunt driver stands in front of a J.B. Hunt day cab and trailer. Smiles.

What Sets J.B. Hunt Apart for Drivers? 

“The reputation that J.B. Hunt has. The J.B. Hunt reputation, you know? The company started by a truck driver.” – Richard, Local Dedicated Contract Services® Driver 

For many drivers, our company stands out in the transportation industry because of our stability and history. Mr. Hunt was both a driver and a veteran, and when he and Mrs. Hunt founded our company in 1961, they did it all with drivers in mind.

Today, more than 23,000 company drivers have chosen J.B. Hunt, and together they have helped us grow to the largest dedicated and intermodal provider in North America.  

What is Intermodal Trucking? 

“To me, it’s a unique industry because of the containers and the chassis and the movement of freight along with the rail and everything like that. It’s totally different than just regular box vans and reefers.” – Rodney, Local Intermodal Driver and Driver Trainer 

Driving with J.B. Hunt Intermodal means driving with 100% company-owned and maintained equipment, which means you can get on and off the road faster than ever. Using our express access gates, drivers enter railyards and pick up containers before transporting them to a customer location. With onsite maintenance and mountains of freight, you can count on strong miles and frequent home time.  

What Benefits do Truck Drivers Get?

“J.B. Hunt’s helped me reach personal goals by providing benefits, vision, dental, health, as well as a 401(k) and 401(k) match. That’s pretty big to me because that’s a good amount that they’re matching.” – Marcus, Local Final Mile Services® Driver 

At J.B. Hunt, we are big on providing benefits that make a difference for our employee drivers. In addition to health, vision, dental and life insurance options, as well as a company-matched 401(k), our drivers can access: 

  • Parental leave options 
  • Adoption assistance program 
  • Select fertility treatment options 
  • Mental health services 
  • And so much more! 

What is J.B. Hunt Orientation Like? 

“The online orientation was a very smooth process. I had told my wife I couldn’t believe how friendly everyone was … I think we all enjoy that atmosphere. So, the orientation went smoothly and led me right into a great start with J.B. Hunt.” – Jason, Local Intermodal Driver 

In 2018, J.B. Hunt launched a pioneering online orientation program called Direct to Work. As a trailblazer for developing technology that empowers our drivers, we were the first major company in the United States to offer online orientation for our truck drivers. 

Today, almost every driver starting a career with J.B. Hunt can take their first steps from the comfort of home through our Direct to Work online orientation. 

How Often Are Truck Drivers Home? 

“Local [is available] all over the place, from dedicated accounts to intermodal to [last] mile. It’s just huge compared to other companies that just have over the road or they just have regional.” – Jodi, Local Intermodal Driver

At J.B. Hunt, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer drivers the home time options they need in order to get home to what matters most. With more than 90% of our drivers home daily or weekly, and with local driving jobs open across the country, there’s never been a better time to start getting more home time with J.B. Hunt!

Find Your J.B. Hunt Career 

We’re ready to help you find a driving job you can depend on! Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out our short form to learn more about the opportunities we have for your career.

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