On Wednesday, leading transportation and logistics company J B Hunt and Alphabet’s Google announced a multi-year strategic alliance with Google to accelerate its digital transformation with Google’s cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
J B Hunt expertise in connecting shipments and efficient transportation network in North America and digitally expanding its 360-degree platform. Through this deal, J B Hunt will use Google Cloud to support its transport operations and provide predictive data analytics to shippers and carriers to “optimize solutions in real-time”.
“Joining forces with Google was a natural fit, considering both companies’ histories of trailblazing and industry disruption, powering J.B. Hunt 360 on Google Cloud will help drive us forward in our mission to create the most efficient transportation network in North America. This alliance is groundbreaking in our industry and we expect it will produce innovative solutions meeting transportation and logistics needs,” said J.B. Hunt President and CEO John Roberts.
Both engineers and business leaders of J B Hunt and Google believe that cloud capabilities will help in multi-cloud strategy to develop an operating model.
“Our partnership with J.B. Hunt creates a unique opportunity to transform the shipping and logistics experience through the use of AI, ML, and other technologies to help businesses—and the logistics industry as a whole — innovate for the future,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.