J.B. Hunt honors 54 drivers who have driven two million miles or more

Updated May 7, 2024
J.B. Hunt Million Mile Celebration red carpet walk
J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. recently recognized 54 company drivers for achieving two, three, four and five million miles driven without a preventable accident at its annual Million Mile Celebration at company headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas.

The drivers were awarded a total of $770,000 in safe driving bonuses for their outstanding accomplishment and commitment to operational excellence.

J.B. Hunt Million Mile Celebration red carpet walkJ.B. Hunt employees celebrate drivers who have reach various million mile driving marks.J.B. Hunt“These drivers are the champions of our safety culture,” said Nick Hobbs, chief operating officer and president of contract services at J.B. Hunt. “Their million-mile achievements demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering long-term, exceptional value for our customers. 2023 was a record year for our safety organization, and these drivers were a huge part of that. Congratulations to all 54 drivers for their monumental safety milestone.”

The 2024 Million Mile driver class spent the last few days at company headquarters with their families, management and executive leadership team celebrating their million-mile moment. On average, it takes a driver between seven and 10 years to reach one million safe miles. Among this year's class is J.B. Hunt’s third driver to achieve five million miles and its first to be honored with Women in Trucking’s Driver of the Year award. 

The peak of the celebration was the Million Mile Walk of Fame. Drivers and their families walked the red carpet throughout the company’s Lowell campus where they were cheered on by hundreds of employees, ending with words of gratitude from company executives.

Since 1996, J.B. Hunt has awarded more than $38 million in safe driving bonuses to nearly 5,000 company drivers and has hosted the Million Mile event dating back to 2001.