Company

A history of trusted transportation solutions

Since 1989, MODE Transportation has set out to solve transportation and logistics challenges for our customers. While names and ownership have changed, the mission has always been the same: deliver confidence. View our timeline to see how we grew from a small team of shipping pros to an expansive network of transportation experts with access to over 50,000 carriers and 2,000,000 pieces of equipment.

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2018
Mark VII Transportation was founded as an Intermodal Marketing Company
Mark VII expanded to include additional product lines
Ocean Group acquired Mark VII Transportation
Ocean Group merged with Exel PLC
Mark VII Transportation was renamed Exel Transportation Services
Exel Transportation Services became a subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently as Mode Transportation.
MODE Transportation was acquired by a private investment firm and continues to operate independently as a full-service transportation and logistics company
100+ Offices in North America
Comprehensive Shipping Expertise
Diverse Industry Experience

Delivering Confidence Worldwide

MODE Transportation is a non-asset based transportation and logistics team of experts. With over 100 offices throughout North America, we solve a vast array of domestic, international, air, and ocean transportation challenges. Our shipping expertise encompasses small parcels, LTL, truckload, intermodal, air, ocean, and supply chain solutions to ensure that every need is met. We also work across a diverse set of industries including food & beverage (beer, wine, and spirits), industrial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, and retail.

A Legacy of Leadership​

Since the company was founded, MODE has cultivated a strong management team. This commitment to leadership has guided the company for over three decades and made us one of the world’s most respected transportation logistics companies.

We invite you to meet the people dedicated to ensuring that MODE is your most dependable freight partner.

Our values

MODE Transportation isn’t just another transportation logistics company. Whether you’re an independent agent, a carrier interested in partnering with us or a one-time customer trying to figure out how to get a shipment from Dallas to Beijing, you can trust us to have your best interests at heart. Our values have been evolving since 1989 and we’re happy with where we are today. We strive to deliver confidence. We strive to build partners for life.

Take the high road

Sky's the limit

Dynamically driven

Anchored in positivity

We deliver