Walmart names J.B. Hunt Intermodal Carrier of the Year

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced its selection as Walmart’s 2011 Intermodal Carrier of the Year. Walmart has selected J.B. Hunt as Intermodal Carrier of the Year for 10 of the past 11 years.

In a letter of commendation to J.B. Hunt, Ken Braunbach, senior director of carrier Relations for Walmart, wrote: “We realize the continued pressure and challenges facing the transportation industry. Your ability to rise above these obstacles has won our utmost trust and confidence. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership.”

“One of the greatest honors we can receive is praise from our customers,” says John Roberts, president and chief executive officer of Lowell, Ark.-based J.B. Hunt. “We’re deeply appreciative of this recognition from Walmart and look forward to continuing to help them serve their customers.”