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JA Frate Staff with 2022 Uline Carrier of the Year Award

The JA Team delivers! JA Frate celebrated the official presentation of the 2022 Uline Carrier of the Year – Illinois Branch on a cold, snowy April morning.

Founders Awards 2023

Congratulation to the JA Frate Group 2022 Founder's Award Winners - including Jennifer Lundstrom, JA Frate; Dean Brisebois, JA Logistics - Warehousing; Donovan Johnson, JA - Nationwide; and Kyle Barton, JA Equipment Leasing. The 2022 President's Award winner is Shane Nerby, Director of Operations at JA Frate, Inc.

EGV Race Sponsorship

Elk Grove Village (EGV) is the largest contiguous industrial park in North America. 3,600 businesses are thriving under a new initiative to bring focus to the village. Brad Keselowski will drive in the Chicago Street Course NASCAR race coming July 2, 2023.

Transportation carrier of the year award given to JA Frate

JA Frate received the 2019 Carrier of the Year award from Uline on May 14, 2020 for outstanding performance and dedication to Uline and their customers. This award recognizes the overall top transportation carrier for all Uline branches across the U.S.

Emergency Declaration from the FMCSA During COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated Apr 17. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted an exemption for hauling food, paper products, fuel, plastic, and other raw material used in medical supplies or other equipment necessary for community safety. Read more about what this means for our customers.

Full shipment view for transportation managers

Our online Web Tools system has been renamed My JA Portal to better reflect its centralized shipment quoting, scheduling and tracking capabilities. The system is fully online and allows users to access their shipments, tracking information, invoices and more 24/7/365.

New building expansion for Midwest warehouse and distribution services company

Our headquarters in McHenry, Ill., received a new 46,000 sq ft expansion that officially opened in March 2019, bringing the building to 96,000 total sq ft.

Ocean and Air Freight

As of February 1, 2019, JA has strategically aligned with BDG International to provide international transportation solutions that emphasize our commitment to providing the highest level of service, quality and expertise.

JA Frate Wins American Legion Award

We received the Illinois State Employer of the Year Award and the National Certificate of Appreciation for medium-sized companies from the American Legion at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2018, at our office at 1202 S. Rte 31, McHenry, Ill.

Freight Shipping can include drayage, transloading, intermodal, expedite and white glove deliveries

Earlier this year, our brokerage division JA Nationwide began providing transportation modes other than the standard less than truckload (LTL), full truckload (TL), partial and flatbed services. These services include expedited, drayage, white glove, transloading and more.