Hub Group, Inc. (Downers Grove, Ill.) has been named Home Depot's 2006 Intermodal Carrier of the Year and has also earned Home Depot's 2006 Innovation Award.
This is the third consecutive year that Hub Group has won the Intermodal Carrier of the Year honor from the home improvement and construction products retailer. Home Depot (Atlanta) is the second largest retailer in the United States.
"We are very proud to receive this recognition from one of our most important customers," says Mark Yeager, Hub Group president and COO. "Our customer focus, proactive communication and commitment to on-time pickup and delivery were cited by Home Depot as primary reasons for selecting Hub Group as their top intermodal provider. We were also able to provide substantial savings by converting shipments from over-the-road to intermodal."
Hub Group also received Home Depot's Innovation Award. This honor was given in recognition of the highway and special projects work that Hub managed in 2006.
"Hub's thorough planning, creative problem solving and resource commitment were all cited as reasons why our company received this prestigious award from Home Depot," Yeager says. "In just five years, Home Depot has grown to become one of the top three customers we serve."
Source: Hub Group