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[$$] J.B. Hunt Builds Up the Last Mile

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is snapping up another home-delivery firm as trucking companies compete to bring furniture, appliances and other bulky goods to consumers’ doorsteps. J.B. Hunt, one of the largest trucking companies in North America, is buying New Jersey-based Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million. The transaction announced Wednesday includes most of the assets of Joseph Cory Warehouses Inc. and its affiliates, and follows J.B. Hunt’s 2017 acquisition of another last-mile delivery company, Special Logistics Dedicated LLC, for $136 million.