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.

Chicago's Average Shipping Rates

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Slightly Tight Capacity

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.

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Chicago's Shipping Terminals

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.

Forward Air
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 297-5730
Tax Airfreight
10700 Waveland Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(847) 678-9677
Averitt Express
7526 South State Road
Burbank, IL 60459
(800) 283-7488
15W460 N Frontage Rd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 887-1111
2260 Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 680-5035
AAA Cooper
4300 West 72nd St
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 767-3887
ABF Freight
1970 Wiesbrook Dr
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 966-0606
R+L Carriers
375 Second St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 695-3100
UPS Freight
175 Kendall Point Dr
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 851-9525
ABF Freight
5300 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60638
(708) 458-8863
Estes Express
1601 Villa Street
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-1423
UPS Freight
6633 W 75TH ST
Chicago, IL 60638
(708) 594-3310
Estes Express
2300 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(779) 379-7116
Estes Express
8700 Joliet Road
McCook, IL 60525
(708) 443-5087
FedEx Freight
3883 Butterfield Rd
Aurora, IL 60502
(800) 332-7453
FedEx Freight
1965 Terminal Ct
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 280-6571
Old Dominion
5500 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60638
(708) 594-3646
R+L Carriers
4359 W 36th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 843-7124
R+L Carriers
16059 Crawford Ave
Markham, IL 60428
(708) 596-2846
UPS Freight
750 Hicks Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 705-6680
UPS Freight
11201 Irving Park Rd
Schiller, IL 60176
(800) 333-7400
YRC Freight
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 459-6880
Central Freight Lines
2401 Arthur Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(800) 782-5036
Estes Express
2900 W. 166th Street
Markham, IL 60428
(708) 713-2830
FedEx Freight
900 N County Line Rd, Suite #910
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(888) 749-2954
YRC Freight
Montgomery, IL 60538
(630) 301-6200
AAA Cooper
611 Eagle Dr
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 350-1688
ABF Freight
400 E Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-5100
ABF Freight
825 Commerce Dr
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2923
Old Dominion
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 730-7592
Old Dominion
2150 Aucutt Rd
Montgomery, IL 60538
(630) 892-0403
ABF Freight
1900 Lincoln Hwy
Sauk Village, IL 60411
(708) 757-7600
FedEx Freight
1651 Wright Blvd
Schaumburg, IL 60913
(800) 892-6558
Old Dominion
255 W Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 827-5888
FedEx Freight
310 E Crossroads Pkwy
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(877) 726-5199
FedEx Freight
2300 S Mt Prospect Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(800) 797-5681
FedEx Freight
4800 S Central Ave
Forest View, IL 60402
(708) 701-5328
UPS Freight
601 W 172nd St
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 210-3810
Dayton Freight Line
1000 E Northwest Hwy
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 759-9003
Estes Express
316 North Roadway Lane
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(224) 377-3250
FedEx Freight
10100 Virginia Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(855) 688-4714
YRC Freight
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(866) 842-8202
Old Dominion
1325 S Central Ave
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 534-6855
FedEx Freight
470 E Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(800) 808-8410
Dayton Freight Line
16911 Enterprise Blvd
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(708) 656-3025
RoadRunner Transportation Services
850 Windham Pkwy,
Romeoville, IL 60446
(630) 679-2800

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