J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recently held its annual Million Mile Celebration at its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Arkanmsas to recognize 69 drivers for achieving two, three and four million miles driven without a preventable accident. The company drivers were awarded more than $900,000 in safe driver bonuses.
“This celebration is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Nick Hobbs, chief operating officer and president of contract services at J.B. Hunt. “It takes a great amount of patience and dedication to drive two million-plus safe miles, and we’re honored to recognize the men and women who go above and beyond each day to ensure J.B. Hunt remains one of the safest fleets on the road.”
J.B. Hunt drivers and employees participated in the Million Mile Walk of Fame, a company tradition to celebrate the Million Mile drivers and their families. During the celebration, corporate employees lined four flights of stairs to congratulate drivers with cheers, applause, and high fives. In addition to the Walk of Fame, drivers were treated to a lunch, an awards ceremony, and a visit with company leadership. Drivers will also receive recognition on J.B. Hunt’s Million Mile Wall, which includes more than 4,000 company drivers who have achieved at least one million safe miles.
J.B. Hunt implemented the Million Mile program in 1996 and hosted its first celebration in 2001.