For more information about Wreaths Across America, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.About J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company, focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the contiguous 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.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced that it is participating in Wreaths Across America for the third consecutive year. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit devoted to honoring fallen military members by laying wreaths on their graves each December. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161216005056/en/
Michael Stansbery, Final Mile driver, and wife Tammy Stansbery with Craig Harper, EVP and chief operations officer of J.B. Hunt Transport (middle) - The Stansbery's son, Michael Jr., is buried at Arlington National Cemetery after losing his life in combat in 2010. (Photo: Business Wire)Twenty-three military veteran drivers from J.B. Hunt are taking part in this year's event. The trucks are hauling more than 50,000 wreaths on eight routes to Arlington National Cemetery in Va., Houston National Cemetery, and Fayetteville National Cemetery in Ark. On Saturday, Dec. 17, volunteers at these locations will join thousands nationwide and place wreaths on the graves of fallen military members. More than 500 J.B. Hunt employees are expected to volunteer. At the Fayetteville, Ark. location on Saturday, J.B. Hunt will volunteer alongside the general public. In addition to Saturday's national event, J.B. Hunt drivers have also participated in local memorial ceremonies along their convoy routes for communities to remember those who served. "Our commitment to hiring and supporting veterans is central to our culture at J.B. Hunt," said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. "In this season of giving, we proudly support Wreaths Across America and uphold its mission to remember, honor, and teach." "As a former combat veteran, this was a great emotional and physical experience. Most of all, I am extremely grateful for everything I learned as well as the opportunity to work beside other experienced drivers to participate in this event," said Cheryl Slingland, a J.B. Hunt driver for Wreaths Across America.