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April 4, 2022 1:19 PM, EDT

J.B. Hunt Launches Clean Transport Program

J.B. Hunt truck on highwayJohn Sommers II for Transport Topics

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. launched a program April 4 to help customers offset the carbon footprint of their supply chain.

Clean Transport will allow customers to acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments. The goal is to help them reduce carbon emissions based on lane-specific activity each quarter.

“J.B. Hunt is committed to leading the industry toward a low-carbon future,” said Craig Harper, chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt. “Many of our customers are working toward short- and long-term sustainability goals, and Clean Transport will serve as a great extension of the efforts they’re already taking to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chain.”

J.B. Hunt is working with third-party organizations to provide program participants with data showing the amount of carbon offsets needed to achieve a carbon-neutral shipment and obtain carbon credits supporting projects selected by the customer. Carbon-offset projects include reforestation, forest management, regenerative agriculture and clean power generation.

Clean Transport is currently available for intermodal customers, but it will expand to additional service areas. Those customers can select which lanes are part of the program. J.B. Hunt can also provide recommendations based on a carbon footprint evaluation of lane activity.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. ranks No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. It also ranks No. 5 on the Transport Topics list of the 50 largest logistics companies in North America. — Transport Topics

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