J.B. Hunt gives $10 million to company drivers, technicians

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Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced it is providing nearly $10 million in bonuses to its front-line workers, including company drivers, maintenance technicians and full-time hourly employees.

Asked how many employees received the bonuses, J.B. Hunt declined to provide additional details.

“This year, our drivers and frontline employees have gone the extra mile to honor our commitments and meet the needs of customers,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “We wanted to express our gratitude for their dedication to making J.B. Hunt the industry leader it is today.”

Earlier this year, the company celebrated its 60th anniversary. In October, it awarded more than $1.6 million in safe driver bonuses to drivers who’ve driven 2 million, 3 million, 4 million and 5 million miles without a preventable accident.

In March 2020, the company gave $12.3 million in bonuses for company drivers and other operational personnel. Those were handed out to about 23,000 employees.

Shares of J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) closed Monday at $190.77. In the past 52 weeks, the stock has ranged between $133.36 and $202.81 per share.