J.B. Hunt marks 1 million intermodal loads for 2010

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LOWELL, Ark. — J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.’s year-to-date Intermodal segment (JBI) volume has surpassed one million loads for the first time in history, the company reports.

JBI specializes in the conversion of freight from the highway to the railroad, resulting in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly form of transportation. The segment utilizes special arrangements with the majority of North American rail carriers to provide transportation solutions for customers throughout the Continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

J.B. Hunt currently operates nearly 43,000 53-foot containers, the largest fleet of its kind in the industry.

“This is truly one of the proudest moments in our Company’s long and storied history,” said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO for J.B. Hunt. “When you place a well-developed strategic vision in the hands of the brightest, most capable transportation people in the industry, this is the result. It is the exemplary teamwork and dedication of our employees, as well as our strong rail relationships, that enabled us to achieve this momentous accomplishment.”

J.B. Hunt began Intermodal operations in 1989 with a unique arrangement with what is now BNSF Railway, a milestone event in the industry and the first time that a major railroad and truck-load transportation company had formalized an agreement to offer joint services.

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