LOWELL, ARKANSAS, May 20, 2005 - J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced
today that the company has been recognized by Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), one of the worlds
largest general merchandise discount retailers, with the prestigious 2004 Outbound Partner of the Year
J.B. Hunts commitment to world class service, professionalism and ability to ramp up operations in time
of need has allowed us to provide a higher level of value to our stores and our guests, said Mike Hoyt,
vice president of transportation for Target. We are pleased to recognize J.B. Hunt Transport Services as our 2004 Outbound Partner of the Year.
Target specifically noted the ability of J.B. Hunts Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) segment to provide an average 99.5% on-time service level, seamless operational startup, and ability to grow Targets backhaul expansion efforts, as well as overall professionalism and attention to detail.
It is an honor to have our employees, who are so committed to Target's needs, recognized with this award, said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO for J.B. Hunt. They are the ones who provide the best customer service in the industry to all of our customers day in and day out.
J.B. Hunt currently provides transportation solutions for Target within the companys Dedicated Contract
Services, Intermodal and Truckload Services operating segments to multiple shipping points throughout North America.