October 24, 2017 3:15 PM, EDT

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Becomes ATA Member

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, ATA's newest member J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

ORLANDO, Fla. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has become American Trucking Associations’ newest member.

“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,” ATA President Chris Spear announced on Oct. 24. “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.”

Founded in 1961, J.B. Hunt is one of the largest transportation companies in the United States, ranking No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

“We are excited to join American Trucking Associations and support their initiatives to create a better, more sustainable trucking industry,” J.B. Hunt’s CEO John Roberts said. “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 is proud to join more than 37,000 ATA members across the United States,” J.B. Hunt’s Chief Operations Officer Craig Harper said. “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.”