We are a company founded by a driver for drivers and because of that, we believe we can provide a better job by offering more home time options, business units with varied job types, competitive and consistent pay, comprehensive benefit options and more. Read more about our benefits and why our drivers choose J.B. Hunt!
In 1961, Johnnie Bryan and Johnelle Hunt started a rice hull business in Arkansas. They then purchased five trucks and seven trailers, which would be the catalyst behind J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. becoming a transportation and logistics powerhouse. Mr. Hunt was a truck driver, himself, and that perspective drove the Hunt's to ensure that our company operates as one founded by a driver for drivers. We believe a focus on our people, technology and capacity has made us successful and will help us grow and innovate. Even with over 60 years in the business, we believe we're just getting started and will continue to search out the next big thing in transportation solutions for our customers while never forgetting where we came from.
Our team of committed and knowledgeable driver recruiters is happy to answer any questions you have about driving with J.B. Hunt. Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 to speak with someone right now. If you prefer a recruiter reach out to you directly, fill out this short form and someone will be in touch.
We do not offer classes for CDL licenses. The training our employee drivers enjoy comes once they have the experience required for the position which they have applied for and have been hired for. They experience paid, hands-on, job-specific training to ensure they can perform duties safely and efficiently.
The majority of our truck driving jobs require at least three months Class A experience. However, we offer an Apprenticeship Program for select jobs and locations that allows drivers who have a CDL-A license but no experience to work with a J.B. Hunt driver trainer for six weeks. Upon successful completion of their training, drivers have an opportunity to transition to a full-time position with us.
At this time, we do not reimburse drivers for their CDL school experience.
We have both automatic and manual engines in our fleet. Equipment will vary by location.
We believe everyone deserves work-life balance, not just those in office roles, which is why we prioritize getting our drivers home more! In fact, more than 90% of our employee drivers are home daily or weekly. However, if the open road is calling your name, we have select jobs within our Dedicated Contract Services® business unit that keep drivers on the road for longer periods of time, or drivers can check out contracting opportunities with J.B. Hunt on our owner operators site.
We encourage our drivers to find the job at J.B. Hunt that fits their lifestyle! We know that priorities can shift, so we allow our drivers to find their ideal job through the Driver Transfer Portal. Employee drivers can visit the portal via the DRIVE app or by visiting this link. Drivers should search and apply for positions with current openings. If the position does not have an opening, drivers who apply will be placed on a waiting list.
Pay will vary by job type and location, but one thing our drivers can count on is a correct and on-time paycheck. Along with a consistent paycheck, we are proud to award our drivers with service awards, safety awards and bonuses and celebrations to show our appreciation.