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Award-Winning Transportation

Located in northern Illinois, we transport cargo throughout Chicago. And if your freight doesn’t deliver the next day by 5p.m., it’s free!*

We also have straight trucks and 53’ trailers with lift gates to make sure your shipment arrives on the proper equipment for city delivery.

From standard less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckloads and flatbed to expedite, trade shows, drayage and airport deliveries, we’ll find a custom solution that scales with your business.

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*Only applicable to direct points serviced by JA Frate. See our Direct Points for more details.
Illinois truck driver at JA Frate wearing a mask in his truck

For all your needs throughout Chicagoland and Illinois, you can count on us. Outside of Chicago, our brokerage division handles standard pallets and oversize shipments to major Illinois cities like:

  • Peoria
  • Bloomington
  • Champaign
  • Springfield

Throughout North America, you can experience live tracking with My JA Portal for all your shipping needs:

  • View estimated delivery window
  • Quick track with any PRO number
  • See up to 90 days of shipments and quotes
  • Check a shipment’s tracking status, proof of delivery (POD) and invoice
  • Keep track of reoccurring consignees and shippers with Address Book

My JA Portal works as your free, cloud-based freight booking platform. Learn more about our technology.

Shipping freight on a straight truck in Chicago

Chicago Exhibit and Event Shipping

Our service area includes major convention centers and exhibit halls across Chicago. From the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL, to McCormick Place in Downtown Chicago and everywhere in between, we make sure your shipment arrives at its final destination on-time for your event.

No matter your event, we can meet your installation crews and provide:

  • Direct to Show
  • Targeted Deliveries
  • Advanced Warehousing
  • Dedicated Trailers
  • Expedited Shipments

On your shipment’s return, we pre-populate material handling agreements (MHAs). This allows your on-site coordinators to turn in their paperwork and be on their way before the post-event rush begins.

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Free up space in your building with a consolidation and dock sweep of your freight

Scalable & Secure Distribution Centers

Over 200,000 sq ft of flexible space allows us to also offer scalable distribution and warehousing services. Let us adapt to your product profiles, inventory controls and supply chain changes. You can focus on your business’ growth.

Each building has specific regulatory aspects to allow certain HAZMAT products as well as those regulated by the FDA, TSA and DEA. They also have alarm systems to ensure your products remain safe.

You can also utilize our asset-based division or our full-service nationwide brokerage to receive the most dependable customer support and scalable solutions in North America.

Distribution center and pallet storage in the Midwest US

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