J.B. Hunt reports higher quarterly profit

July 16 Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:09pm EDT

July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. trucker J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher quarterly earnings.

The Lowell, Arkansas-based company on Monday said net income rose to $80.5 million, or 67 cents a share, from $65.7 million, or 53 cents per share, a year earlier.

Total operating revenue rose 9 percent to $1.26 billion.