Hub Group Launches Freight Visibility Platform - Global Trade Magazine
  August 31st, 2017 | Written by

Hub Group Launches Freight Visibility Platform

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  • Hub Group Connect aggregates data from Hub's satellite-tracked intermodal containers and from trucks.
  • Hub's new platform gives customers access to their shipments and data 24/7 from any device.
  • Hub's new platform users can submit rate requests, book new shipments and set up automatic status updates.

Hub Group, a multimodal transportation solutions provider, announced today that it has launched Hub Group Connect, a tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

Hub Group Connect uses Hub Group’s state-of-the-art technology to aggregate data from Hub Group’s 33,000 satellite-tracked intermodal containers, an EOBR-compliant trucking fleet, and a network of truckload carriers. The result is a platform which gives customers access to their shipments and data 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any device. Once logged in, users can track shipments for any mode of transportation, submit rate requests, book new shipments and set up automatic load status updates via text or email.

“In today’s consumer-driven marketplace, visibility is no longer simply nice to have for shippers, it is a necessity,” said Phillip D. Yeager, Hub’s executive vice president, account management and intermodal operations. “Hub Group Connect gives our customers greater control over their supply chains and the data required to make informed decisions.”

Unlike other tracking tools in the industry, Hub Group Connect also provides access to resources such as white papers, industry news and national weather alerts. “Our customers need convenience, visibility, simplicity and solutions. Hub Group Connect brings all essential information together in one place in an intuitive format,” said Yeager. “It shows our commitment to innovation which will allow us to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Future updates to Hub Group Connect are planned to provide even more robust analytics and to connect customers to their freight and the industry in new ways. In addition to web-based access, the Hub Group Connect app is currently available for iOS and Android devices.

Hub Group, Inc. is a transportation management company that provides multimodal solutions throughout North America, including intermodal, truck brokerage, dedicated, and logistics services. Hub Group is a publicly traded company with $3.6 billion in annual revenue and 3,500 employees.

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