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J.B. Hunt, Dies at 79; Truck Driver Built Transportation Empire

J.B. Hunt, Dies at 79; Truck Driver Built Transportation Empire

Johnnie Bryan Hunt Sr., 79, a former truck driver who founded one of the nation's largest trucking companies, died Dec. 7, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark., after hitting his head on ice in a fall Saturday. A sharecropper's son, he began J.B. Hunt...

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Johnnie Hunt, 79; founded truck firm

Johnnie Hunt, 79; founded truck firm

LOWELL, Ark. -- Johnnie Bryan Hunt Sr., a former truck driver who founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., one of the nation's largest trucking companies, died yesterday, the company said. He was 79. Mr. Hunt had been in critical condition at a Springdale hospital...

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