J.B. Hunt Transportation Jobs for Veterans
Hiring Veterans is a company-wide effort at J.B. Hunt Transport - we value your character and the skills you bring to the transportation logistics industry. We continue to honor our pledge, and today nearly one in five employees at J.B. Hunt is a military Veteran.
Through our distinguished Hunt’s Heroes hiring program and J. B. Hunt’s Department of Labor National Apprenticeship, we hire and train transitioning soldiers and Veterans who have selflessly served to ensure our nation’s freedom and safety. We offer candidates a fast track to a meaningful career by assisting you in your transition and placing you in the driver’s seat of a local or regional CDL A truck driving job or non-CDL driving job.
What You Can Expect:
Qualified Veterans who seek a local non-CDL straight truck driving job within our growing Final Mile division will not be required to attend driving school or receive a CDL A, but will only be required to hold an operator’s license to drive a straight truck. These candidates will receive paid on-the-job training - installing appliances and equipment into homes and businesses.
Those who choose to pursue a local or regional CDL A trucking job within our Intermodal or Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) divisions will work closely with J.B. Hunt’s military hiring team to attend driving school, receive their Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL A) and gain behind-the-wheel training.
About J.B. Hunt’s Non-CDL and CDL A Truck Driving Jobs for Veterans:
J.B. Hunt’s military hiring team works with Veterans to obtain the licensing and training needed to obtain trucking jobs within our Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) and Final Mile divisions, no matter your driving experience. Learn more about our various trucking jobs for Veterans below.
Local Non-CDL Straight Truck Driving Jobs:
J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile division continues to experience customer growth nationwide, advancing our need for highly skilled and disciplined Veterans who are eager to provide exceptional customer service and efficient home delivery. No experience or commercial driver’s license are required.
A local non-CDL trucking job consists of a delivery installation specialist operating a straight truck and using technical skills to deliver and install appliances, furniture, mattresses, electronics, fitness equipment and many other products into customers’ homes and businesses throughout the country.
J.B. Hunt provides paid on-the-job training so that you can safely and confidently deliver and install items at various locations. As a local delivery installation specialist, you will be home daily and enjoy consistent weekly time off.
Local CDL A Truck Driving Jobs:
Local truck driving jobs within our Intermodal and DCS divisions typically consist of transporting freight from a railway or for a customer account within a 300-mile radius, usually allowing you to complete your deliveries and return home the same day. Our local CDL A trucking jobs involve operating a tractor-trailer, making it necessary for a candidate to attend truck driving school and obtain a Class A license. As a local truck driver, you will be home daily and enjoy consistent weekly time off.
Regional CDL A Truck Driving Jobs:
Regional truck driving jobs within our Intermodal and DCS divisions typically consist of moving freight from a railway or for a customer account within a region that encompasses the surrounding states. A regional driver is usually on the road for five days or more and returns home on a weekly or biweekly basis. Our CDL A regional truck driving jobs involve operating tractor-trailers, requiring one to attend truck driving school and obtain a Class A license.
All company truck drivers enjoy access to comprehensive health benefits offerings including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation.
Learn more about joining our ranks at J.B. Hunt by calling 1-800-207-6097 or visiting DriveJBHunt.com/military.
More About J. B. Hunt’s DOL National Apprenticeship:
By participating in our 12-month J. B. Hunt National Apprenticeship Program to gain your Class A license and a career in truck driving, you may qualify for G.I. Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payments from the VA - an educational benefit paid to you in addition to your paycheck. We will assist you in filling out and submitting the required documents to the VA for approval.
Your Driving Experience:
Our Hunt’s Heroes CDL A Program caters to Veterans across all military positions who are interested in pursuing commercial truck driving as their civilian career but do not have military driving experience, while our Military Finisher Program is designed for those who have experience driving heavy equipment during their service time.
What Hunt’s Heroes Drivers Are Saying
“As a delivery specialist, I like that every route is different and the ability to learn with every delivery I do. Not every delivery is the same,” Hunt’s Heroes Delivery Installation Specialist Zachary said.
“J.B. Hunt was actively recruiting Veterans,” Hunt’s Heroes local driver David said. “Driving was a perfect fit for me and my other career. If you get deployed for a short period of time, you can hop back in the truck. Being gone has never been an issue.”
FROM AMERICAN AIRMAN TO AMERICAN DRIVER
Looking back on his 27 years of military service, Brent sees how his time as an 88H prepared him for a trucking career back in the states. In Service Deployment and Distribution Command (NDDC), he was responsible for coordinating the movement of all foreign and domestic military equipment. Brent saw firsthand that “Nothing gets done until something moves.” The realization of how important the transportation industry is to our nation made him look into trucking jobs when he returned home.
HEROES AMONG US
Army Veteran and Intermodal driver Phillip has no regrets about his decision to move into a career in truck driving after 20 years of military service. “I like the fact that I’m my own boss. I make my own rules, no one bugging me all the time. I like the freedom,” he said. “The pay is good. It’s really good, especially when talking to other drivers. I feel bad for them.”