J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Partners with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT to Hire Transitioning Veterans and Their Spouses into the Transportation Industry

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LOWELL, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its FASTPORT partner welcomed J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. as a new colleague in its effort to find promising career opportunities for veterans and their spouses nationwide. J.B. Hunt is continuing its mission to help America’s military families by connecting military men and women and their spouses to job opportunities. As part of the partnership, J.B. Hunt will supply a fast-track to meaningful employment to veterans and their spouses in their driving force as well as office support. J.B. Hunt will provide mentorship throughout the recruiting and on-boarding process as well as assistance in relocation where it applies.

“By joining forces with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT, J.B. Hunt will be able to showcase our multiple career avenues in a ‘one-stop-shop’ for veterans and their spouses and communicate quickly and directly with those that have already made the transition to civilian life as well as those that are just starting the process out-of-country,” said Craig Harper, EVP - Driver Personnel and Operations at J.B. Hunt. “As the leading intermodal and dedicated logistics provider in the country, we have more local and regional jobs with better pay and home time options that any other major carrier. With this program we’re providing veterans with military equipment operations experience a fast-track to a great career. Our founder, Mr. Hunt was an army serviceman, became a truck driver, built this business and was one of the great entrepreneurs in the industry. We need more service men and women to follow in his footsteps.”

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. employs over 18,000 people nationwide with 13,500 of those in their driving force and 16% of their employees identifying as veterans. J.B. Hunt also ranks #14 on the G.I. Jobs 2014 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list.

“J.B. Hunt has a dedicated commitment to veterans and military families and has taken the next step to help them find rewarding careers,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. “This partnership with FASTPORT will enable veterans and military spouses to gain a better understanding of the tremendous employment opportunities available in the transportation industry. We look forward to working together to get these talented men and women hired.”

"We are delighted to have J.B. Hunt as a partner to provide their industry leadership and great career opportunities for our transitioning service men and women," says Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT. "J.B. Hunt has a storied history of innovation and is a great place to work."

About J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.

About Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has inspired more than 1,500 businesses of all sizes to hire 236,000 veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. And as a direct result of more than 720 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, 23,000 men and women have found employment.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy and the global business environment.

About FASTPORT

FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers’ selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT’s core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable 50,000+ transitioning military service men and women find great driving careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information visit http://fastport.com.

Contact:
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Craig Harper, 479-820-8104
EVP, Driver Personnel and Operations

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