LOWELL, ARKANSAS, July 28, 2005 - J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT)announced today that the company has been recognized by Best Buy Co., Inc., one of the largest retailers of technology and entertainment products, with the prestigious 2005 Best Buy Quality Partnership award.
J.B. Hunts dedication to outstanding service has allowed us to reinforce and improve upon our commitment to provide Best Buy customers with the best products at the best value, said Eric Morley, director of logistics for Best Buy. We are pleased to present them with a Quality Partnership Award.
Each year, Best Buy recognizes a small number of transportation logistics companies across multiple modes. The Quality Partnership Award is presented to those providers who have demonstrated a commitment to improve Best Buys supply chain through stronger business partnerships, reliable service, open communication, and world-class performance.
It is a tremendous honor to have the diligent efforts of our employees recognized with this award, said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO for J.B. Hunt. It is their hard work and dedication to our customers that makes them the best in the industry. J.B. Hunt currently provides transportation solutions for Best Buy within the companys Intermodal and Truckload Services operating segments to multiple shipping destinations across North America.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, focuses on the safe and reliable transport of full truckload freight to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Our business operations are primarily organized through three distinct, yet complementary, business segments that include dry van, intermodal and dedicated contract services. Utilizing an integrated approach, we provide capacity oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry leading service.