Briefly: J.B. Hunt on Forbes' and Fortune's list of best companies

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J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced today it has been selected as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2024 by Forbes, the third time in the company's history, and named to the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies 2024 list, its 13th time to be included. 

“We are honored to receive these recognitions showcasing the integrity of our brand and the confidence of the people behind it,” said Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt. “Being among Fortune's most respected and admired companies in the world demonstrates our mission of driving long-term value for our people, customers and shareholders. It’s all made possible by our employees, and the Forbes acknowledgment indicates that the workplace culture we have fostered is one they are proud to recommend.”

Forbes America’s Best Large Employers recognizes the top 500 companies receiving the most recommendations from an independent survey of more than 170,000 U.S. employees. The full list is available on the Forbes website.  

Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is one of the leading measurements for corporate reputation. To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Fortune collaborated with Korn Ferry to ask executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed. The complete list is available here.

Suddath returns to Atlas Van Lines fold

Atlas Van Lines, and the Suddath Companies, a leader in transportation, relocation, and logistics, recently announced that Suddath Moving & Storage LLC is re-joining the Atlas Agent family. By welcoming Suddath Moving & Storage, a subsidiary of the Suddath Companies, to its agent network, Atlas Van Lines will grow its footprint while sharing a common goal of providing the highest level of service and care for customers.

Atlas Van Lines, the largest subsidiary of Atlas® World Group, is owned by its agents. Suddath, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, serves corporate, military, and B2C customers domestically and internationally. The company combines more than 100 years of experience with a customer-centric approach, a wide breadth of services, and advanced technology to give customers the highest level of care – according to a statement from the two companies.

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“Household goods continues to be a critical part of Suddath’s core business, and partnering with Atlas will help us accelerate our growth strategy, especially in the corporate, B2C, and military relocation segments,” said Mike Brannigan, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. “We are excited to pair Suddath with a van line that brings capability, quality, and flexibility to its Agent-centric business model."

Atlas and Suddath have a long history together. Suddath was a key Atlas agent and stockholder partner from 1950 to 1981. Suddath’s return to the Atlas agent family was a logical decision for both organizations given their symmetry and shared goals, according to a statement by the two companies.

“Suddath coming home to Atlas brings two highly regarded brands back together in the moving industry and further positions Atlas as an industry-leading van line,” said Jack Griffin, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. “Atlas offers Suddath flexibility and stability, while Suddath brings vast capabilities that directly align with Atlas’ daily operations and long-term vision."


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