Services Provided CR Express is a full-service transportation provider

That offers more than professional drivers and equipment. Ownership has a deep background in the freight logistics arena and has used that knowledge to build a company that addresses very specifically any of the service gaps, common delays and issues that commonly occur in this unique niche of the Freight Forwarding Industry.

  • Over 20 years of face-to-face relationships with various airlines at ORD and the surrounding rail yards serving the Midwest; allowing CR to quickly resolve issues at airlines whether Intermodal, Gateway, or CFS related without involving your staff. CR daily handles and resolves quickly shortages, overages, unpaid permit & terminal fees including waiving storage fees, re-building pallets improperly built or wrapped, having lock-outs extended, and extensive favors that allow our drivers to receive preferred service while dropping off and picking up at the airlines.
  • Intermodal chassis including tri -axles
  • Warehousing capability-TSA approved and compliant facility if needed
  • Brokerage authority and motor carrier authority
  • Cross docking/cargo securement/pallet building/scaling etc…
  • Professional drivers with airport and rail specific experience willing to take the extra steps needed to assure freight is picked up and delivered without a hitch
  • Professional dispatchers with deep knowledge of the airport and regional rail yards
  • On schedule/on-time loads
  • On-call drivers for each day of the week who are available to come in as needed
  • Customer Visibility for high-value loads with live tracking


We serve both Local and Regional markets. We service 20’, 40’, 40’HC and 45’ containers. We also have Tri-axle chassis to handle your 20’ Overweight containers. We handle Hazmat loads as well. We have multiple secure yards for Pre-pulls. We specialize in time-sensitive and appointment loads. There is no job to large or too small for CR Express.


CR Express is happy to provide B2B moves both locally and regionally. We offer liftgate services, inside deliveries, appointment freight, and specials. We can service both full truck load as well as less than truck loads within 100 miles of Elk Grove Village.


CR Express is able to offer over 300,000 square feet in warehouse space just 10 minutes outside of O'Hare Airport. We are customs bonded and offer the following services:

-Airline ULD build-up and breakdown
-FCL consolidations/breakdowns,
-High value goods storage
-Long and short term storage
-We are also rail served with 4 dock doors available for Boxcar shipping/receiving.


We have all of the equipment necessary to get your freight to/from the airport. Our services include but are not limited to:
-Air import/export recoveries (includes weekends)
-Air charter full service
-US Customs AMS/IT coordination
-Another forwarder consolidation cargo for pickup or warehouse transfer
-Back to back hot cargo with airport clearance location
-Extended RFD airport backup operation


CR Express offers a full range of ocean drayage services to the local and regional dray market. With years of drayage experience and a large and flexible fleet, we ensure service that is unsurpassed by other drayage carriers in the Chicago market. Our knowledgeable and responsive staff is constantly striving towards new solutions to your drayage needs. CR Express’s goal is to become the go-to carrier for the Chicago market.

With 75+ power units and 16 owned triaxle chassis’, we have the ability to meet your dray requirements. We service 20', 40', 40'HC and 45' import / export units. We have full interchange with all the steamship lines, as well as interchange with all the railheads in Chicago. CR Express is dedicated to becoming your "preferred" drayage carrier! For Quotes, please email or call (847) 354-7979 (Select Option #2)


Experienced intermodal CDL drivers and owner-operators CDL drivers wanted, please contact us for more information at (847) 354-7979.