J.B. Hunt continues to build its last-mile delivery business. - Photo: Deborah Lockridge

J.B. Hunt continues to build its last-mile delivery business.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

J.B. Hunt is further expanding its final-mile business with the purchase of Mass Movement, which specializes in logistics and delivery for the commercial fitness industry.

“Mass Movement presents an opportunity to expand our expertise in the final mile delivery of big and bulky products,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt, in a news release. “The acquisition complements our current service and will enhance our ability to meet the growing demand of customers in the commercial health and fitness industry.” 

J.B. Hunt Transport Services subsidiary J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. acquired the assets of Mass Movement Inc. on Nov. 30. The transaction was funded using cash on hand.

Mass Movement has more than 20 years of experience providing logistics, delivery, assembly, and installation services for the commercial fitness industry and finished 2019 with $29 million of revenue. Founded by Dom Simonetti and Jim Sullivan in 1996, the company has delivered more than 2 million pieces of equipment to more than 3,500 fitness centers throughout North America. Both founders will become employees of J.B. Hunt and will continue in leadership roles as the company expands its fitness equipment delivery business.

The acquisition is J.B. Hunt’s fourth since 2017 and will broaden the company’s Final Mile Services, which operates one of the largest nationwide, commingled cross-dock operations, according to the company. With 117 locations and over 3.4 million square feet of warehouse and facilities space, Final Mile has the ability to serve all 48 contiguous United States.

In 2019, J.B. Hunt acquired the assets of RDI Last Mile Co. and Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery. The company also purchased Special Logistics Dedicated in 2017.

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