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Walmart Recognizes J.B. Hunt as 2011 Intermodal Carrier of the Year

Monday, January 16, 2012

Walmart Recognizes J.B. Hunt as 2011 Intermodal Carrier of the Year15:20 EST Monday, January 16, 2012 LOWELL, Ark. (Business Wire) -- J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) today announced that the Company has been chosen 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.” John N. Roberts, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.B. Hunt, said, “One of the greatest honors we can receive is praise from our customers. We're deeply appreciative of this recognition from Walmart and look forward to continuing to help them serve their customers.” Since 1989, J.B. Hunt Intermodal (JBI) has led the way in engineering transportation solutions. Growing from a few hundred containers in the early 1990s to over 50,000 containers on the rails today, JBI now maintains one of the largest private drayage fleets and the largest fleet of company-owned 53-foot containers and chassis in North America. JBI is the Company's largest business segment. About J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, J.B. Hunt provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. For more information, visit J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.David G. Mee, 479-820-8111EVP, Finance/ Administration and Chief Financial Officer