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JA Frate Welcomes you!

For almost 50 years we've handled freight shipping and distribution throughout North America. Headquartered in northern Illinois, we're central to major markets in Chicago and Wisconsin.

No matter the industry, we find solutions for all sorts of challenges. Our quality improvement process and 24/7 LIVE customer service provide you with proactive support every day of the year.

From standard less-than-truckload and full/partial truckloads to drayage, white glove, expedited, oversize projects and more, you can count on having live tracking information and the highest quality service for each and every shipment.

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Led by our core values

Customer Focused

Customer Focused

Customer Service isn’t a department; it’s an attitude.

Tim Gieseke, JA Nationwide Logistics Coordinator, was in the middle of giving blood one Saturday morning when a customer called needing drums shipped out that day. Tim came into the office and found a cost-effective partner carrier to  deliver their product direct to Maine. 



Do what is right, not what is easy.

Doug asked the staff to take a pay cut after the 9/11 tragedy and the loss of two big customers in 2001. Thankfully within a few months we were getting back on track, but it took a few years to start growing again. Later Doug presented everyone still with JA a check reimbursing them for the missed income during the annual Christmas party.


Team Before Self

Team Before Self

If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.

Driver John Baumstark made a delivery to a customer on a hot summer day when he discovered that they had a policy of no shorts allowed. Rather than call dispatch, tell them he was unable to make the delivery, then send another driver out, John took it upon himself to solve the problem. He drove to the nearest gas station and offered the clerk $10 to borrow a pair of uniform pants. John then made the delivery and promptly returned the pants.



The best is yet to come.

Many years ago, the team would rotate who worked Friday night. On one particular Friday night, driver Jeff Jennings received a call from a customer around 10:00pm. They had a hot shipment that needed to be picked up and driven directly to the port in Charleston, South Carolina. He said no problem!

Jeff had the shipment picked up by midnight that evening and with the help of his co-driver they were able to get the shipment delivered on-time, straight to the cargo ship.

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I am extremely satisfied with the level of efficiency and professionalism JA Logistics has provided. From the moment we engaged their services, they demonstrated a deep understanding of our business needs and tailored their solutions accordingly. The JA Logistics team ensures timely and accurate order fulfillment, helping us to meet our customers' expectations.

Operations Manager

Your warehouse staff is impressively responsive. Thank you for helping us with this critical, highly visible shipment issue. We look forward to working with you on future projects!

Regional Sales Manager

The warehouse overflow service provided by JA Logistics was an absolute lifesaver for our business. With unexpected spikes in demand, we were quickly running out of storage space. However, their efficient and flexible solution allowed us to seamlessly handle the overflow of inventory. Thanks to JA Logistics, we were able to meet our customers' needs without any hiccups. We highly recommend their warehouse overflow services to any business facing similar challenges.

VP of Sales

I was very impressed with the detailing on your semi in regard to the fallen heroes of McHenry County. I came up to it at the stoplight in Lake Geneva, and was very surprised to see the detail.

Thank you very much for your support of those who support our country.

Resident, Lake Geneva, WI

I’m not sure if I said it last week, but thank you for doing a great job handling the server outage. I know that was a difficult 2-3 days, but we appreciate all the efforts in getting our orders out.

Shipping Client