J.B. Hunt founder in critical condition after fall

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Trucking magnate J.B. Hunt remains in critical condition today, Dec. 4, at a northwest Arkansas hospital. The 79-year-old Hunt was hospitalized after he was injured in a fall.

Hunt suffered head injuries when he slipped on some ice and fell, according to a news statement issued by the Pinnacle Group, a real estate firm of which Hunt is a member. Northwest Medical Center-Springdale spokeswoman Lisa Anderson says Hunt is still in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit as of this morning.

Hunt is the founder of J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, the nation’s largest publicly traded truckload carrier. He stepped down as senior chairman of the Lowell, Ark.-based company in December 2004, nine years after retiring as chairman of the board.