The Story of J.B. Hunt

Our history of innovation drives our vision for the future.

Throughout our storied history, J.B. Hunt has always been a company deeply rooted in growth and innovation.

How Did J.B. Hunt Get Started?

Johnnie Bryan Hunt, with the support of his wife Johnelle, founded J.B. Hunt in 1961 outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. A few years after what began as a rice hull operation, J.B. Hunt purchased five trucks and seven trailers, starting their venture as a trucking company. In 1969, the Hunts relocated to Northwest Arkansas, where we are headquartered today, to focus on the trucking side of the business. The rest is history.

Mr. Hunt always dreamed big, and Mrs. Hunt provided the encouragement to turn those dreams into reality. J.B. Hunt used his industry knowledge, experience as an over the road truck driver and entrepreneurial spirit to make the company a leader in the transportation industry.

Mrs. Hunt once said of her husband, “There’s an imaginary sign outside this building. None of us can see it, but the people that are passing by can. It says, ‘If you have a crazy idea come here, there’s a man that’ll listen to you.’”

What is J.B. Hunt Like Today?

J.B. Hunt corporate building in Lowell, Arkansas.

Nearly 60 years later, J.B. Hunt has grown from that small fleet of a few trucks into a Fortune 500 company. Today, J.B. Hunt is an industry leader in transportation and logistics, offering Dedicated, Intermodal, Truckload and Final Mile solutions to customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

There is so much more to J.B. Hunt than trucking. We engineer innovative technology that accelerates our growth and is disrupting the transportation industry. Over the past few years, we have developed new capabilities that improve the experience of our drivers and automate efficient carrier solutions for our customers.

While our company has significantly evolved since 1961, one thing has remained the same – our scroll logo. Chosen by Mr. Hunt himself, the scroll is a constant reminder of the hard work and innovative spirit of our founders. 

To this day, the black and yellow scroll is one of the most recognized symbols in transportation, proudly marking thousands of trucks and trailers moving across North America. By cherishing the logo, we ensure that as we dream of new ways to innovate and grow, we stay grounded in the trust, integrity and purpose on which we were founded.

Join Our Team

We are constantly focused on growth. At J.B. Hunt, our people are driving the change we see for ourselves down the road. We offer career opportunities in driving, technology, and office jobs, both at our corporate campus and at field locations across the nation.

We have made great strides throughout our company history, but this is truly just the beginning. Mr. Hunt’s passion for thinking outside the box can be felt in all we do at J.B. Hunt as we seek to create the most efficient transportation network in America.


If you are looking to build your career with a company that is always finding new ways to grow, search jobs to find an opening near you, or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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