J.B. Hunt launches program offering carbon offset credits

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Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, April 5, 2022:

J.B. Hunt launches new emissions credits program

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (CCJ Top 250, No. 3) announced the launch of Clean Transport, a new program that will allow its customers to acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments.

“J.B. Hunt is committed to leading the industry toward a low-carbon future,” said Craig Harper, chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt. “Many of our customers are working towards short- and long-term sustainability goals, and Clean Transport will serve as a great extension of the efforts they’re already taking to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chain.”

Clean Transport will help J.B. Hunt offset carbon emissions based on lane-specific activity each quarter. Working with credible third-party organizations, J.B. Hunt will provide program participants with data showing the amount of carbon offsets needed to achieve a carbon neutral shipment and obtain carbon credits supporting the project selected by the customer.

Carbon offset projects include reforestation, forest management, regenerative agriculture and clean power generation.

Clean Transport is currently available for J.B. Hunt Intermodal customers and will expand to additional service areas as part of the program’s growth. Customers can select which lanes are part of the program, or J.B. Hunt can provide recommendations based on a carbon footprint evaluation of lane activity.

Carbon offset projects available through Clean Transport are verified and registered with recognized organizations such as the American Carbon Registry, Verra, Gold Standard and Climate Action Reserve to confirm that the emission reduction or removal was successful and the intended environmental benefits were executed.

FMCSA investigates uptick in HHG complaints

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported April 1 that it conducted a special operation in February to investigate a significant increase in complaints regarding household goods movers.

The agency said between 2020 and 2021, complaints to FMCSA’s National Consumer Complaint Database nearly doubled from 4,340 to 8,295.

During its investigation, the agency looked into the top 100 carriers identified in the NCCDB. The operation took place between Feb. 7-28 in 16 states and resulted in 586 consumer complaints being closed, and enforcement action as taken on 63% of the carriers investigated, FMCSA added.