Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hub Group offers rail and truck tracking tool

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Transportation management provider Hub Group has launched Hub Group Connect, a multimodal tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

“In today’s consumer-driven marketplace, visibility is no longer simply nice to have for shippers, it is a necessity,” said Phillip D. Yeager, Executive Vice President, Account Management and Intermodal Operations for Hub, based in Oak Brook, Ill. “Hub Group Connect gives our customers greater control over their supply chain and the data required to make informed decisions.”

Hub Group Connect aggregates data from Hub’s more than 33,000 satellite-tracked intermodal containers, an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR)-compliant trucking fleet, and a network of truckload carriers, to give 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 rail or any mode of transportation, submit rate requests, book new shipments and set up automatic load status updates via text or email.

Hub Group Connect also provides access to white papers, industry news, national weather alerts, and other resources.

In addition to web-based access, the Hub Group Connect app is currently available for iOS and Android devices.