Hub Group

Hub Group

Truck hauling Hub Group container

Hub Group is No. 22 on the JOC’s list of Top 40 Global 3PLs, compiled by SJ Consulting, with $3.4 billion in revenue in 2013 earned through its drayage, highway, and intermodal transport solutions. Hub Group’s 2013 revenues were up 8 percent from the previous year’s $3.1 billion.

Intermodal shipping was the largest source of Hub Group’s revenue. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company  employs 1,982 people and operates 35 offices in North America. Hub Group’s operations are limited primarily to the North American markets of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The company operates using an asset-light strategy and also offers logistics solutions through its subsidiary, Unyson Logistics. Hub also owns and operates the subsidiary Hub Group Trucking Inc., formerly Comtrak, which handles approximately 70 percent of Hub’s drayage needs. The company’s 2014 plans include adding approximately 2,000 containers, bringing its total fleet to 28,000, and adding 400 drivers to its drayage fleet.

Key coverage

Hub Group’s 4Q Profit Slumped

Hub Group Cuts Guidance for Third Quarter

Hub Group Profit Jumps 10 Percent

Hub Group Reports Record First Quarter Income

Hub Group’s Income Rose 17 Percent in 2012

16 Sep 2015
The Hub Group has tapped a consultant to its board of directors and a former executives who has filled multiple roles as president and COO, replacing Mark Yeager who abruptly left both positions in August.
11 Aug 2015
Hub Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Yeager has resigned from his post, a move one analyst called a “surprising and abrupt” departure from the Chicago area-based intermodal rail provider.
22 Jul 2015
Hub Group said the intermodal rail service of its two major partners, Union Pacific Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway, is improving, albeit not fully recovered, delivering a better financial performance than the prior quarter.
24 Apr 2015
The Hub Group expects intermodal rail service to keep improving throughout the year but doesn’t expect a return to mid-2013 service levels until at least 2016.
05 Feb 2015
The Hub Group said U.S. intermodal rail service deteriorated further in the fourth quarter from the prior quarter, but it’s now seeing improvement and service could start approaching levels last seen in mid-2013, before last year’s harsh winter, as soon as this summer.
16 Dec 2014
U.S. intermodal trains on average are moving faster, but they still have a ways to go before delivering the level of service shippers had come to expect before last winter.
24 Nov 2014
U.S. shippers dependent on congested ports face a tough year ahead, FTR Associates says. But that doesn't mean 2015 will be easy — or cheap — for anyone shipping freight in the U.S.
24 Oct 2014
Shippers and their logistics and transportation providers must collaborate, and not simply negotiate, if they hope to resolve a host of supply chain problems, starting with equipment, personnel and capacity shortages.
24 Oct 2014
The Hub Group said poor U.S. rail service, chassis shortages and inadequate gate reservations at Union Pacific Railroad terminals cost it intermodal volume in the third quarter and doesn't expect rail service improvement until the spring of 2015.