J.B. Hunt, ArcBest Win Logistics Accolades

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell and two subsidiaries of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith recently made top service-provider lists of two leading transportation industry publications for 2016.

“Logistics Management” ranked J.B. Hunt first in the intermodal marketing companies category of its 2016 Quest for Quality awards. The carrier scored highly in the on-time performance category and for its equipment and operations.

ABF Freight, an ArcBest subsidiary based in Fort Smith, and Panther Premium Logistics, a subsidiary based in Medina, Ohio, both made the Quest for Quality awards in the expedited motor carrier category. Nine companies were awarded in the category. 

J.B. Hunt’s trucking division took the second spot on the list of dry freight carriers nationwide.

Founded in 1983, the Quest for Quality awards are determined by votes from the publication’s readers.

“We are honored ‘Logistics Management’ is recognizing J.B. Hunt’s commitment to being an industry leader in the transportation and logistics realm across multiple service areas,” Shelley Simpson, chief marketing officer and president of integrated capacity solutions and truckload, said in a J.B. Hunt press release. “This recognition lets us know our customers are noticing our efforts, too.”

“Food Logistics” also named J.B. Hunt among the top 98 third-party cold storage providers, released Aug. 16.

“The companies on ‘Food Logistics’’ 2016 Top 3PL and Cold Storage Providers list are among those in our industry who are expanding their capabilities and expertise to better support the complexities of today’s global food supply chain,” magazine editorial director Lara Sowinski said, according to the press release.