Fortune 500 Arkansas based transportation power house J.B. Hunt is giving millions back to drivers and staff helping to keep the supply chain moving during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Monday (March 23) it will offer a one-time, $500 bonus to drivers and employees in field operations and customer facilities that support the drivers who have kept freight moving in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bonuses will cost between $13 million and $14 million and be given to about 23,000 employees, said Brad Delco, vice president of finance and investor relations for J.B. Hunt.
“All of our employees have gone above and beyond the call to action during this crisis,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “And nearly all of our field-level, front-line employees and certainly all of our drivers are required in person and have upheld the high standards of our company. They have kept pace with the evolving supply chain needs of our customers in the face of great uncertainty. These bonuses serve as a token of our appreciation for their service and hard work during these unprecedented times.”
The company will pay the bonus on March 27. It will be given to employee drivers, field employees and managers in terminals, intermodal ramps, maintenance shops, Dedicated Contract Service account locations and Final Mile distribution centers that directly support drivers.
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