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DrayNow is providing intermodal drayage service in Chicago, one of the largest intermodal hubs in the country.



Intermodal marketing companies (IMCs) and other types of intermodal freight brokers can effectively utilize the DrayNow platform to get best-in-class drayage service for their freight in domestic intermodal drayage markets nationwide, including Chicago. There are hundreds of trucks available every day for brokers looking to get their freight in front of Chicago intermodal capacity through DrayNow.

By activating owner operators to be able to run intermodal loads, DrayNow is tapping into a new source of intermodal capacity. On top of capacity, DrayNow technology also offers real-time progress updates on all loads for brokers and street turn opportunities to get help on finding containers.

The heat map below shows the active drayage capacity available in the Chicago region signed up for the DrayNow app.

Customers who are interested in using the DrayNow platform for their Chicago intermodal transportation, please fill out the form below to get in touch with us.

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Owner operators in the Chicago area can download the free DrayNow app to get access to power only intermodal loads. For anyone unfamiliar with intermodal trucking, these are local, lower mileage 53’ container moves from a rail yard to another location to get the container loaded or unloaded before heading back to the rail.


There are many ramps in Chicago that serve as the origin location for intermodal freight moves in the area. The Chicago intermodal rail yards include:

  • Union Pacific Global 1: Chicago, IL
  • UP Global 2: Northlake, IL
  • UP Global 3: Rochelle, IL
  • UP Global 4: Joliet, IL
  • UP Yard Center: Dolton, IL
  • UP Fox Run: Melrose Park, IL
  • CSX Bedford Park: Chicago, IL
  • CSX 59th Street: Chicago, IL
  • BNSF Willow Springs: Hodgkins, IL
  • BNSF Cicero: Cicero, IL
  • BNSF Corwith: Chicago, IL
  • BNSF Logistics Park: Elwood, IL
  • Norfolk Southern 63rd Street: Chicago, IL
  • NS 47th Street: Chicago, IL
  • NS Calumet: Chicago, IL
  • NS Landers: Chicago, IL

In order to successfully register for the DrayNow app, carriers must have interstate operating authority, a power unit, and general liability & cargo insurance.

Carriers interested in using the DrayNow app for Chicago intermodal trucking can click the link below to get started on the registration process.

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