CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2006 |
Johnnie Bryan Hunt Sr., a former truck driver who founded one of the nation's largest trucking companies, died Thursday, the company announced. He was 79. Hunt had been in critical condition at a hospital in Springdale, Ark., after hitting his head on ice in a fall Saturday. Hunt began J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. in 1969 with five tractors and seven trailers.
September 22, 2005 |
Swift Transportation Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Jerry Moyes on Wednesday agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission suit accusing him of insider trading. Phoenix-based Swift is the nation's third-largest trucking company. Moyes bought 187,000 shares in the two days before the company announced better-than-expected earnings and a share buyback, making an unrealized profit of $622,130, the SEC said. The SEC launched the investigation of trades made in May 2004.
March 15, 2000 |
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and five other large U.S. trucking companies plan to combine freight management units into a jointly owned Internet business to help lure shipments from rivals and cut costs. J.B. Hunt will join Swift Transportation Co., Covenant Transport Inc., M.S. Carriers Inc., U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. and Werner Enterprises Inc., with each investing $5 million in the venture, called Transplace.com. Their combined 1999 freight management revenue was $650 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 |
A Southern California trucking firm has agreed to settle a discrimination case involving an African American man denied work as a driver because of his criminal record, after a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The man applied for a job in 2009 at J.B. Hunt Transport in San Bernardino. EEOC officials contend he lost out based on a criminal conviction unrelated to potential job duties. Lawyers at the federal agency reviewed J.B. Hunt's policy when handling applicants with conviction records, noting that "blanket prohibitions" do not comply with government guidelines.
October 16, 2004 |
Stocks rebounded moderately Friday as a stronger than expected retail sales report showed that higher oil prices weren't scaring consumers away from spending. The Commerce Department reported that retail sales jumped 1.5% in September, much more than the 0.6% gain economists had forecast. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan also soothed investors by saying surging energy costs would have less of an effect on the economy than the energy crisis of the 1970s.
April 18, 2006 |
Surging gold and energy prices dragged stocks lower Monday as inflation fears curbed Wall Street's enthusiasm over solid first-quarter earnings from financial services firm Citigroup.