Truck Driver wages, which account for a good portion of J.B. Hunt's expenses, are expected to rise. Obtaining and retaining skilled truck drivers is increasingly tougher.
Low barriers to entry in the truckload business, along with competitive pricing, will likely keep J.B. Hunt's business from being extremely profitable.
The American Trucking Association expects the slowdown in shipping tonage to continue through 2008. This trend can hamper J.B. Hunt's profits.