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

11 Nov 2019
In the heart of what is supposed to be peak season, rail container traffic is not only much slower than a year ago, but also behind 2017 levels as well — and truck seems sluggish, too.
05 Nov 2019
As spot intermodal rates begin to save shippers more money than earlier in 2019, shippers are seeing reduced savings on contract business.
31 Oct 2019
Top intermodal providers had few positives in describing the current state of the market with little to no seasonal uptick in container volumes on rail.
09 Sep 2019
The Journal of Commerce has learned Amazon has acquired 53-foot containers, signaling an intention to tender intermodal volume directly to Class I railroads without an intermediary and marketing itself as an end-to-end supply chain solution for small retailers.
01 Aug 2019
Schneider National cut its 2019 earnings guidance, citing an uncertain outlook for trucking and intermodal volumes in the second half of the year.
12 Jul 2019
Analysts expect more of a negative outlook from railroads in second-quarter earnings calls, as shippers have not sent as much on intermodal as they have anticipated in 2019.
09 May 2019
BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern, and CSX say domestic intermodal contract rates have risen by upper single-digit percentages in the first quarter, but some non-asset intermodal marketing companies tell quite a different story.
08 May 2019
Historically, intermodal rail has offered a slower, lower-cost option for shippers, but with truckload prices falling, intermodal rail is now more expensive than trucking in some secondary markets.
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