J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been named Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s 2001 Dry Van Grocery Carrier of the Year.
Wal-Mart said J.B. Hunt received the award for outstanding performance in several areas, including on-time service, ease of doing business and the company's reliable capacity as measured through its load accept/reject percentage and surge capacity.
Other criteria considered in the award were percentage of growth with Wal-Mart year-over-year and total revenue with the Wal-Mart transportation business. "We're honored to be recognized by Wal-Mart for our ongoing work with them," said J.B. Hunt president Kirk Thompson. "We're proud to provide multiple services to Wal-Mart and to assist them as they expand their grocery business."