Mar 04, 2016 at 11:14 AM CST
J.B. Hunt Transport Services: America’s Largest Trucking Company
By Samuel Prince • Mar 4, 2016 1:00 am EST
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.