J.B Hunt Becomes ATA Memberby Jake Tully - Published: 10/24/2017
In a year that has seen synergy between authorities and agencies on the road, the American Trucking Associations announced earlier today that J.B. Hunt Transportation Services is the most recent member of the ATA.
The Lowell, Arkansas joins the ATA after years of being a front runner in trucking, reports ATA CEO and President Chris Spear.
"For years, J.B. Hunt has been a leader in our industry, which is why we're pleased to have them as part of the ATA family once again," said Spear. "Having them join ATA at this critical time for our industry is validation of the new direction we are taking this association in and we're delighted that they are going to be helping us build trucking's future."
The ATA reports that J.B. Hunt currently stands as one of the largest transportation companies in the United States, securing a fourth spot on top 100 for-hire carriers list as compiled by Transport Topics.
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According to J.B. Hunt president and CEO John Roberts, the company expresses a positive attitude towards joining the ATA and the potential level of involvement in the industry the company may engage in by way of becoming an ATA member.
"We are excited to join the American Trucking Associations and support their initiatives to create a better, more sustainable trucking industry," said Roberts. "The ATA remains a strong advocate and influencer within the industry, and J.B. Hunt looks forward to working with other ATA members to advance these issues and make our highways safer."
J.B. Hunt executive vice president of operations and CEO Craig Harper also reported enthusiasm for the company’s membership with ATA, citing the importance of trucking within the country.
"J.B. Hunt is proud to join more than 37,000 ATA members across the United States," said Harper. "Truck drivers make up nearly two-thirds of our workforce, and as the industry continues to evolve, we owe it to our dedicated employees to be at the forefront of the conversation."