Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - November 16, 2022
J.B. Hunt Sets 2034 Goals
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced a new goal to reduce its carbon emission intensity 32% by 2034 (baseline 2019), advancing the company’s sustainability vision.
“Our roadmap to achieving this aspirational goal will help J.B. Hunt strive to significantly reduce our carbon emission intensity while holding true to our customer commitment of providing efficient, quality-driven, competitive supply chain solutions for moving their freight,” said Craig Harper, chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt, in a statement. “Our goal is an ambitious challenge to improve J.B. Hunt’s carbon footprint and to help advance the transportation industry’s progress in developing sustainable solutions that are commercially viable and scalable for widespread adoption.”
J.B. Hunt will focus on three key areas to reach its emission-reduction target by 2034, including incorporating alternative-powered equipment into its fleet, expanding the use of biogenic fuels and improving fuel economy (diesel-powered miles-per-gallon “MPG”).
The company’s target will focus on reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions per company-operated ton-mile 32% by 2034 from a 2019 base year.
J.B. Hunt operates the largest company-owned intermodal fleet in North America with more than 113,000 53’ containers supported by company-owned chassis and tractors, with plans to expand to as many as 150,000 containers in the next three to five years. Over the past decade, J.B. Hunt’s intermodal service has helped avoid an estimated 30 million metric tons of CO2e emissions from over-the-road truck transportation.