In his 1916poem “Chicago”, American poet Carl Sandburg referred to the city as a “ToolMaker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to theNation”. The Midwest’s largest city has lived up to that description throughout its history, a metropolis whose destiny has not only been sculpted but also driven and determined by its economy and industries. Beginning humbly in 1837 as an agricultural hub and grain port, Chicago experienced a meteoric economic rise in the late 19th century as one of the great processors and transporters of raw materials in the interior of America, solidifying its reputation as a city of ambition and audacity. From the completion of the transcontinental railroad that connected Chicago to California in 1869, to theChicago Tunnel Company’s creation of a railway tunnel network traveling throughout the entire downtown area of the city in 1906, Chicago has been intent on being at the forefront of freight shipping capacity and infrastructure. This status as a leader and groundbreaker in freight transport has continued from its early years to the present day, as the Chicago area contains one of the busiest airports in the world, O’Hare International, as well as the largest network of highways and railroad freight lines of any major city in the country, which collectively handle over 925 million tons of freight moving into and out of the region each year. The city’s infrastructure and capabilities have attracted Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Abbot Labs, and A on Corp, in addition to a healthy community of small businesses taking advantage ofChicago’s long history of rewarding ingenuity and hard work.
Market Capacity represents the balance between the number of shipments from a given market and the available trucks in that market. Tight Capacity signifies more shipments than available trucks, and indicates a higher chance of late shipments or cancellations. Loose Capacity signifies that there are more available trucks than current shipments in that market, indicating a greater likelihood of on time shipments and no cancellations.
Below is the contact information and terminal location of the local freight shipping providers. Rather than being redirected from a generic national support line, the contact information provided includes specific location-based office numbers, so that you are able to get in touch directly with the appropriate local office to answer questions about your shipments.