Hub Group Earns Two Home Depot Awards: 2006 Intermodal Carrier of the Year and 2006 Innovation Award

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Hub Group, Inc., a leading asset-light freight transportation management company based in Downers Grove, IL, has received two awards from Home Depot, the second largest retailer in the United States.

Hub Group, Inc. has been named Home Depot's 2006 Intermodal Carrier of the Year and has also earned Home Depot's 2006 Innovation Award. Both awards were accepted on behalf of Hub Group by company President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark A. Yeager, at a recent presentation at Home Depot's corporate headquarters in Vinings, Georgia.

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 is the second largest retailer in the United States.

"We are very proud to receive this recognition from one of our most important customers," Mark Yeager said. "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," Mark Yeager continued. "In just five years, Home Depot has grown to become one of the top three customers we serve."

Ed Mykyten, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Hub Group in Atlanta, routinely meets with Home Depot to identify areas that might benefit from Hub Group's expertise.

"The logistics, highway and intermodal services we provide for Home Depot continue to lead to more opportunities, so that both companies have grown and benefited from the partnership," Mykyten said.

The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products headquartered in Vinings, Georgia. As one of the top three retailers of home improvement products in the world, Home Depot provides a wide range of goods and services for both professionals and do-it-yourself consumers. The company employs more than 325,000 people and operates 2,000 big-box format stores across the United States (including the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands), Canada, and Mexico. For more information visit: http://www.homedepot.com

Hub Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUBG) is a leading asset-light freight transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truckload brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates through a network of over 30 offices located across the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information please visit: http://www.hubgroup.com

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