J.B. Hunt Transport honored for workplace drug prevention

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J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. was chosen as a “2014 Company of the Year on Workplace Substance-Abuse Prevention” by the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace.

Since implementing hair testing in 2006, J.B. Hunt’s random positive drug rate has declined by 84%. The program has proven so successful other transportation companies have begun using hair testing during pre-employment screening, according to the release.

“J.B. Hunt drivers are among the most professional and safety conscious on the highways,” said Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety and security. “We protect their great reputation by preventing those with a life style of drug use from joining their ranks.”