This post was last updated on July 20th, 2019
For more than 40 years, Hub Group has been offering comprehensive transportation services. With more than 47 years of financial stability and $4 billion in revenue, the company is an attractive option for drivers who want a reliable employer.
Hub Group History
Hub Group was founded in 1971 just outside of Chicago. At the time, the company’s name was Hub City Terminals. Five years later, the company expanded across North America.
By 1985, the company had seen significant growth. Its intermodal network was unified under the Hub Group umbrella. Eleven years later, Hub Group went public.
In 1998, the Hub Group fleet was introduced with 2,000 containers. By 2016, the company had more than 32,000 containers.
In 2008, the company won its first of five SmartWay Environmental Excellence awards. They would go on to earn the award in 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Hub Group continued its expansion and success. In 2017, the company celebrated $4 billion in revenue.
The company takes sustainability seriously. Hub Group is partnered with SmartWay, which is an organization that helps shippers, carriers and logistics companies operate in a fuel-efficient way. The company also has a new green headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, which is LEED Gold certified. The new facility features floor-to-ceiling windows to reduce their dependency on artificial light.
Hub Group also encourages the use of day cab tractors. The company aims to convert three-quarters of their fleet to day cabs, which consist of more than 550 tractors. Some of the company’s terminals are using biodiesel to reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint.
Hub Transportation Services
Hub Group offers a variety of transportation services to meet the needs of customers, including:
Hub Group’s intermodal services give customers access to more than 37,000, 53-foot freight containers and more than 90,300 rail assets. Intermodal services include:
- Trailer on Flat Car (TOFC)
- International drayage
- Marine container solutions
- Temperature controlled
Hub Group has a fleet of more than 2,200 drivers and 5,500 trailers as part of their dedicated services.
The company also has an extensive network of contracted trucks and drivers – which includes more than 20,000 carriers.
Hub Group’s brokerage services include:
- Regional trucking
Hub Group Trucking Jobs
Hub Group is a financially stable company that offers reliable miles, and its focus on the environment is important. But just like with any other trucking company, you have to consider the pay and benefits.
One thing you can be sure of with Hub Group is that you’ll get reliable home time. About 95% of company drivers are home daily. Drivers also get paid holidays and vacations as well as insurance.
Hub Group hires both company drivers and owner-operators.
Company drivers must meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for hiring:
- At least 23 years of age
- Hold a Class A CDL
- Verifiable tractor trailer driving experience
- Pass a physical
- Pass a drug test
- No more than 2 non-DOT preventable violations in the last two years
- No more than 3 non-DOT preventable violations in the last three years
- No DOT preventable violations in the last two years
- No more than 1 DOT preventable violations in the last three years
- No citation for driving with a suspended license in the last five years
- None of the following convictions in the last three years:
- Speeding 15 mph or greater than the posted limit
- Reckless driving
- DUI convictions in the last 10 years
- Erratic lane changes
- Following too close
- Running red lights
Drivers receive competitive pay and are paid weekly. They also enjoy:
- Paid orientation
- Annual training
- Paid intermodal training
- Sign-on bonuses in select locations
- Quarterly safety bonuses
- Driver referral program
Pay and Benefits
Hub Group says that they offer competitive pay and top intermodal local pay. But what does that mean?
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any pay information on the company’s official website.
However, we found some data on 3rd party sites and many variations can be found on Indeed’s website:
- Truck driver: $73,500 per year ($1,411 per week)
- Owner-Operators: $2,835 per week
Based on this our 2018 average of $66,711, Hub Group’s pay is close to above average for the industry and their benefits package is above average as well.
In addition to base pay, drivers also receive benefits, including:
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Paid holidays and vacations
- 401k retirement plan
- Rider policy
- Flexible spending benefits
- Life/accidental death & dismemberment insurance
- Quarterly safety awards
- Comdata daily advances
- Long-term disability
As per Hub Group’s hometime policy, drivers are home weekends and/or evenings throughout the week, depending on the type of run.
What about owner operators?
Here’s what Hub Group offers:
- Up to 3,000 miles per week
- Weekly settlements
- Paid fuel surcharge
- Quarterly safety incentive
- Driver referral incentive program
- Paid orientation
Owner operators enjoy these benefits:
- Direct deposit
- Health, dental and life insurance plans available
- No upfront escrow required
- Quarterly safety awards
- Rider policy
- Fuel tax service
- Tractor and bobtail insurance program
- Deductible reimbursement and occupational accidental insurance available
- Comdata fuel card
- Free iPass
- Access to online settlement statements
- Fuel and tire discount programs
Owner operators must meet the same qualifications as company drivers. Again, no concrete pay figures are given, but Indeed’s data shows that owner operators earn $2,835 per week.
That equates to $147,420 per year for owner-operators.
Of course, this is not how much owner operators really take home, but it’s close to average gross earnings.