Our History

Photo of Johnnie Bryan Hunt, Sr.

Johnnie Bryan Hunt, Sr. (Feb. 28, 1927-Dec 7, 2006), better known as J. B. Hunt, was an American entrepreneur who founded the largest publicly owned trucking company in the US; J.B. Transport Services. The company is based in Lowell, Arkansas.

In 2005, Springdale Public School opened a new elementary school named after Hunt. The Hunt family donated the land for the school, valued in excess of $500,000. This K-5 elementary school is located on Silent Grove Road in Springdale, Arkansas. Hunt and his wife, Johnelle, were frequent visitors to the school after it opened. He is greatly missed, but his legacy lives on through the students and staff at Hunt Elementary.

Photo of the Springdale Public School.