Forbes Magazine Names J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. To Global 2000 List of the World's Biggest Companies


LOWELL, ARKANSAS, April 8, 2005 - J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT)
announced today that the company has been named to Forbes Magazines Global 2000 List of the Worlds Biggest Companies.

According to the April special issue of the magazine, companies were reviewed on four key metrics: sales, profits, assets, and market value. Based on the findings, each company then received a composite score to determine their rank. J.B. Hunt was the only full-truckload
transportation provider from the United States to make the prestigious list.

It is the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team of transportation professionals that has fueled our companys success and growth, said Kirk Thompson, President and CEO for J.B. Hunt. We are honored to have the effort of our employees acknowledged by Forbes.