J.B. Hunt to pay truck drivers, staffers, Coronavirus bonus

One of the nation’s largest trucking companies is rewarding drivers and supporting staff members who are on the front lines of the Coronavirus emergency with a bonus.

On March 23, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced a one-time $500 bonus for both truck drivers and some other employees at field operations and customer facilities.

J.B. Hunt says eligible workers will receive the bonus on Friday, March 27.

Eligible workers include employee drivers, field employees, and managers in terminals, intermodal ramps, maintenance shops, Dedicated Contract Service account locations, and Final Mile distribution centers who directly support drivers.

“All of our employees have gone above and beyond the call to action during this crisis. And nearly all of our field-level, front-line employees and certainly all of our drivers are required in person and have upheld the high standards of our company. They have kept pace with the evolving supply chain needs of our customers in the face of great uncertainty,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “These bonuses serve as a token of our appreciation for their service and hard work during these unprecedented times.”

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J.B. Hunt mentioned several other measures that the company is taking to combat the Coronavirus crisis, including establishing a work from home policy for some employees, providing workers with hand sanitizer and gloves, and establishing an emergency paid time off policy to address workers who are ill or quarantined due to the outbreak.