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America’s Largest Trucking Company

Mar 04, 2016 at 11:14 AM CST

J.B. Hunt Transport Services: America’s Largest Trucking Company


Johnnie Bryan Hunt

The son of Depression-era sharecroppers from rural Arkansas, Johnnie Bryan Hunt and his wife Johnelle started J.B. Hunt Transport (JBHT) in 1961. Initially, Hunt began with five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers as a side business for his poultry feed venture.

In a span of just ten years, J.B. Hunt Transport grew exponentially to serve the entire US. The deregulation of the US trucking industry in 1980 played a pivotal role in ushering new opportunities for JBHT.