This post was last updated on July 19th, 2019
The average salary for JB Hunt Trucking drivers is $54,000
While the starting truck driver pay can begin in the low to mid $30,000’s for first-year drivers, experienced OTR drivers can earn upwards of $90k each year with JB Hunt.
JB Hunt Company History
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc incorporated as a holding company in 1961 in the small Arkansa town of Lowell. At that time, with a small fleet of 5 tractor-trailers, the company’s founder, Johnnie Bryan Hunt, had no idea how big it would become.
By 2015, it is one of the few ‘too big to fail’ transportation companies that North America depends on for freight and logistics. With gross revenues annually exceeding 3 billion, the company is solidly rated as the top destination for professional OTR truck drivers due to their stability in work and regional runs. In fact, JB Hunt employs over 14,600 people in the United States and they are regularly featured in Fortune’s “Best Companies To Work For” list.
The company is divided into three distinct subsidiaries, via which they offer turn-key freight and logistics solutions for their customers.
The subsidiaries include: intermodal, dedicated contract, and integrated capacity.
At one time they also offered a flatbed trucking division, but sold that portion of their business in 1997.
JB Hunt DCS (Dedicated Contract Service)
The DCS division, routinely handles long term contracts with manufacturers to deliver goods across North America. The company uses any and all services to create customized solutions for their long term contracts, including: refrigerated trucking, dry-van, dump trailers and traditional OTR rigs.
JB Hunt Intermodal
JB Hunt originally moved into intermodal transportation services with Santa Fe Railroad in 1989. In 2014, their intermodal division accounted for 77% of the company’s profits.
JB Hunt Integrated Capacity Solutions
The ICS division is more of the traditional trucking sector of the company. This division creates customized freight solutions for new business clients. With full load dry-van fleet utilizing company owned tractor-trailers to transport goods across North America. They also have special sub-divisions with ICS for less than load, temperature controlled and flatbed deliveries.
JB Hunt is easily one of the most sought after gigs in the transportation industry. The company truly gives back to its employees, the community and are leading the way in utilizing to technology advances to lower their emissions and impact on the environment. If you have the opportunity to work with them, we feel confident you will not regret taking that opportunity.