About Us

Hybrid History

Hybrid Transit Systems, Inc. was founded by transportation veterans who shared the same vision of providing a consistent, dependable, and enjoyable shipping experience.  Since launching in 2005, they have worked tirelessly to build one of Eastern Iowa’s fastest growing companies and position Hybrid as a global service company.

Their long-established customers, some of the largest manufacturers and processors in the world, have helped Hybrid develop a strict set of operating procedures and protocols that serve as the rock-solid foundation upon which the company thrives.  As market demands evolved and technology continued to develop at an incredible pace, Hybrid committed to an in-house safety and compliance department; doing so provides structure and sanity in a world where risk is ever increasing and carrier qualification becomes more and more significant.

In November 2008, Hybrid launched its Air Freight division and to this day provides extremely cost-competitive air and expedited options to small, medium, and large customers – on a worldwide level.  Blending the knowledge of an experienced air freight staff with their standard operating procedures; Hybrid Air Freight has experienced a tremendous amount of success in a highly demanding sector.
Hybrid continues to strengthen its commitments to both shippers and carriers, constantly seeking a better way to do things.  In a world focused almost exclusively on the transaction, Hybrid will continue to focus on ways to improve the overall customer experience.

Hybrid has adopted a steadfast commitment to our Mission, Vision, and Values.

  • We are a trusted business ally, rooted in integrity, committed to the continuous development of our people and innovative technology to create long lasting, seamless solutions. 
  • We look to sustain growth fueled by our values which cultivates long lasting relationships. 
  • We embrace core values which exemplify the highest levels of:
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork
    • Strategic Investment
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Innovative Technology
Hybrid Transit Systems proudly supports:
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Cedar Rapids Blue Devils
  • Cedar Rapids Jaycees
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Waypoint

Hybrid Transit Executive Team

John Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – As a founding partner, Mr. Miller, in the transportation industry since 1982, is responsible for the advancement and implementation of strategic company initiatives as it relates to shipping partners, program and product delivery, and organizational development.  Mr. Miller has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and operations at a variety of mid- and senior management levels, spread across small, medium, and large organizations such as Providence Transportation Group, KAT Refrigerated, and CRST International, respectively.

Gerald Moore, Chief Operations Officer (COO) – As a founding partner, Mr. Moore applies hands-on operational experience to the organization on a daily basis, helping guide the development of carrier qualification and development, review and enhancement of standard operating procedure, and functional guidance tied to key operating system design and enhancement.  Since 1990, Mr. Moore has held a variety of field-based and management roles, including route driver, warehouse and fleet management, LTL sales, on-site acquisition and transition of O/O operations, and strategic account acquisition.

Robert Helgens, Senior Advisor - As a founding partner, Mr. Helgens has passionately levered his industry experience since 1982 in guiding the company’s strategic vision. Providing leadership to his executive team and a nurturing hand for all Hybrid employees has facilitated the company’s incredible maturation. Prior to Hybrid, Mr. Helgens served in a variety of sales and account management positions, as well as in senior leadership roles for regional- and national-based transportation companies, including CRST International, RFK Transportation, Cedar Rapids Transportation, and Providence Transportation Group.