JB Hunt launches CLEAN Transport program to help customers reduce their supply chain carbon footprint
LOWELL, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of North America’s largest supply chain solutions providers, today announced the launch of CLEAN Transport™, a new program that will allow customers to acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments.
“JB Hunt is committed to leading the industry towards a low carbon future,” said Craig Harper, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President at JB Hunt. “Many of our customers are working towards both short-term and long-term sustainability goals, and CLEAN Transport will serve as an extension of the efforts they are already making to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chain.
CLEAN Transport will help customers offset carbon emissions based on lane-specific activity each quarter. In conjunction with credible third-party organizations, JB Hunt will provide program participants with data indicating the amount of carbon offsets needed to complete a carbon neutral shipment and earn carbon credits supporting the customer’s selected project. Carbon offset projects include reforestation, forest management, regenerative agriculture and clean energy production.
CLEAN Transport is currently available to JB Hunt Intermodal customers and will expand to other service areas as the program grows. Customers can select which routes are part of the program, or JB Hunt can provide recommendations based on an assessment of the route’s activity carbon footprint. The 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 reduction or elimination of emissions has been successful and that the expected environmental benefits have been achieved.
JB Hunt offers several sustainable and efficient transportation solutions to help customers reduce carbon emissions. In addition to using energy-efficient equipment and alternative fuels, JB Hunt avoided approximately 4.3 million empty miles in 2020 by using its JB Hunt 360°® technology platform to secure return freight. The company is an industry leader in converting ground shipments to intermodal shipments, which on average reduces a shipment’s carbon footprint by 60%. JB Hunt recently announced plans to expand its intermodal fleet to 150,000 containers over the next three to five years as part of a joint initiative with BNSF Railway Company.
About JB Hunt
JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc., an S&P 500 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions to a variety of customers across North America. Using an integrated, multi-modal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility and value to their operations. JB Hunt’s services include Intermodal, Dedicated, Refrigerated, Truckload, Truckload, Flatbed, Sole Source, Last Mile, and more. JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. shares trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and are part of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. JB Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.