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Act-news.com writes:

Making business decisions that have a positive impact on the environment is a priority at J.B. Hunt. From decreasing overall carbon dioxide emissions to cutting energy consumption, environmental sustainability is important to their customers, the communities J.B. Hunt serves, and ultimately their success. J.B. Hunt is dedicated to creating a sustainable supply chain by advocating for a mode-agnostic approach to transportation, innovating fleet operations, exploring alternative vehicle and fuel solutions, leading conversations within the industry, and using data-driven insights to gain efficiency.

Craig will be joining a panel of industry experts discussing how they are all pushing ahead with cutting-edge technologies in an online event “Executive Panel: Exploring the Cutting Edge of Advanced Transportation Technology,” taking place at ACT Virtual on August 18.

ACT News caught up with Craig to learn about his accomplishments and vision for J.B. Hunt, and what he is most excited about for the future of the industry.

ACT News: You will be participating in an upcoming ACT Virtual executive panel on August 18 as part of “The Main Stage” online event series. Can you tell us some of the insight you plan on sharing with attendees related to how J.B. Hunt is exploring the cutting edge of advanced transportation technology?

Craig Harper: Our mission is to create the most efficient transportation network in North America. We are in the process of doing this with constant expansion of our J.B. Hunt 360°® platform to improve efficiency and eliminate waste in the supply chain. By properly matching trucks and loads and by providing transparency and visibility into the supply chain, J.B. Hunt can drive out empty miles, make more efficient use of available trucks and trailers, and help reduce time spent on unproductive tasks.

We have made significant investments into intermodal chassis and containers. We hope to lead the way by asking ourselves and every other shipper and receiver to make certain that every load of freight that can move intermodally is moving in that manner. We know for a fact that intermodal is 250% more efficient than over-the-road trucking.

In addition, we are actively pursuing the use of electric vehicles, staying abreast of advancements in autonomous technology, and continuing to explore the use of blockchain.

To read the full interview, please click here.

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