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

Tech-Enabled Drayage Service in Chicago

Intermodal marketing companies (IMCs) and other types of intermodal freight brokers can effectively utilize DrayNow 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. Intermodal freight brokers can utilize DrayNow service for spot freight as well as contract lanes.

By activating owner operators to be able to participate in Chicago intermodal transportation, 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. With all of the rail yards in the Chicago area, DrayNow has the ability to service any crosstowns or empty container repositions to get freight to its next destination. For intermodal marketing companies that are looking for more than just drayage service, the DrayNow platform can host their entire intermodal workflow.

The heat map below shows the active Chicago drayage capacity available from 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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Intermodal Loads for Owner Operators in Chicago

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 loads originating from a rail yard and going to another location to get the container loaded or unloaded before heading back to the rail. Chicago crosstowns are also available for carriers on the DrayNow app, and with these moves carriers would bring loaded containers from one rail to another.

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 free 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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