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CN honors Hub Group for sustainability efforts

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OAK BROOK -- Hub Group has been named by Canadian National, one of the largest railroads in North America, as an EcoConnexions Partner.

The recognition is based on Hub Group's green initiatives both in its intermodal network and in its headquarters building.

Hub Group is an industry advocate for the efficiencies of intermodal transportation. Using a proprietary, algorithm-based process to determine the ecological impact of train versus truck transport, Hub Group has helped customers reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1.3 billion pounds and fuel by 58.9 million gallons in 2019 by converting freight from truck to intermodal.

Hub Group's Oak Brook headquarters is a LEED Gold-certified building with environmentally friendly design components, including energy-efficient lighting and daylight and rainwater harvesting. A second building on the headquarters campus, which is currently under construction, will meet LEED Gold design standards and will be eligible for certification following its Fall 2020 opening.

"Sustainability is a key focus for Hub Group, and we appreciate CN's acknowledgment of our contributions," said Hub Group Chairman and CEO David Yeager. "We are committed to sustainability and will continue to be at the forefront of these efforts in our industry."