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.

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.