FTL & LTL Freight & Warehousing Services


FTL & LTL Freight & Warehousing Services


Are you looking to ship small or large quantities of cargo within a 100-mile radius of Chicago, across different US states and borders, or internationally? Look no further than Thinnes Transport, one of the oldest and most reputable shipping companies in Illinois.

Shipping experts at every touchpoint.

Since our founding in 1975, we’ve gradually grown and transformed our shipping logistics services. We have a dedicated fleet of freight vehicles and a versatile team of experts at every touchpoint in the supply chain process.

We have also established long-term relationships with third-party carriers, vendors, and other connected businesses to optimize availability, cost, and performance. Furthermore, our warehouses are conveniently located close to rail depots, three major airports, and the Great Lakes shipping lanes.

So, get in touch with our logistics experts at 312-659-4809 to learn more about our cutting-edge FTL, LTL, warehousing, and worldwide transport services, and let us plan, execute, and track your shipping.

Thinnes Transport, one of the leading and most reputable trucking companies in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Full Trailer Load (FTL) Service

We offer full truckload shipping services in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin areas. If you’re looking to ship large quantities in cargo exclusively and utilize the entire capacity of one of our freight vehicles, we can guarantee next-day delivery and ensure all of your cargo reaches its final destination safely.

Less Than Truckload (FTL) Service

Less-Than-Trailer (LTL) Service

Are you looking to transport cargo in smaller, more frequent loads along with other shippers’ cargo? We can move even the smallest quantities of cargo safely and cost-effectively across Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Moreover, our team handles cargo safely to ensure it remains damage-free during frequent loading and unloading.

Warehouse Distribution Services

Warehouse & Distribution

We offer world-class pick-and-pack, inventory management, and order fulfillment services. We ensure quick intake, secure storage, and rapid cargo distribution to its final destination by leveraging digitalized warehousing operations in all of our warehouses in different strategic locations in Chicagoland.

Worldwide Transportation Services

Worldwide Transport Services

We offer best-in-class global logistics. Whether you’re looking to ship cargo to Mexico, Canada, or any other country worldwide, you can opt for our worldwide freight services. We can provide truck, rail, air, and ocean freight solutions depending on your company’s needs, cargo type, and other factors.

Weekly Fuel Surcharge – Updated every Tuesday

Date Price per Gallon Surcharge %


$3.745 29.5%

Rates are based on Midwest fuel average per EIA.gov 

Understanding the Fuel Surcharge at Thinnes Transport.

About Us.

As a leading warehousing and freight transport service in Illinois capable of handling a wide range of shipping projects, Thinnes Transport is a company you can trust to move your cargo safely from Point A to Point B.

Since 1975, we strive to deliver total customer satisfaction on every job. We have also established a continuous learning culture to ensure our team remains in constant transition and adopts the latest tools, technologies, and practices in the market.

So, when you choose our FTL, LTL, warehousing, or worldwide transport service, you’re handing over your cargo to experts with in-depth industry knowledge, a state-of-the-art fleet, streamlined supply chain processes, and 100% no-fail customer service.

Why Choose Thinnes Transport?

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A few words from our customers…

I have had the sincere pleasure to have worked with the Thinnes Family since 1990. For over two decades, our firm has relied on Thinnes for our most-critical transportation demands. Time-sensitive deadlines, and meticulous follow through, are only a few of their many attributes.
Scott W.
Their professionalism, responsiveness, and efficiency has made Thinnes Transport a true asset and partner in providing high quality service to us at reasonable rates. Customer service is a priority with them and always shines through!
Douglas B.

I have found them to be professional, honest, dependable and eager to do what it takes to get the job done no matter how complicated. Their Customer Service “can do” attitude is truly a breath of fresh air.

Their drivers are pro-active, polite and courteous, providing good communication which results in reducing unnecessary delays and potential problems.

Donna N.
I want to take some time out to thank you and your team at Thinnes for your consistent support over the past year. Our freight is often time-sensitive and you have continuously gone beyond the call of duty to meet our requirements as a freight company. Because of your commitment to us, we want to extend this letter of appreciation.
Demy P.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you once again for coming to our rescue last Friday. When I walked in the office and was informed that our driver was not available, Becky had a panic look on her face. Not only did you take our Aptar load but you were able to shuttle to our local locations. This kept our suppliers running and allowed us to get parts back to Hoffer to ship out to customers.
Patricia G.
In the two years that I have worked with them they have proved to live up to their “100% customer satisfaction guarantee”. They are professional, on-time, and their rates are the most competitive with what I have found for their type of service.

I’ve been in this industry for over 35 years and have used numerous transportation services and Thinnes Transport is among the best. They are the only transportation company I use for my local shipping needs.

Larry G.

Ready to Move Your Cargo?

Thinnes Transport is a leading freight transport and logistics services in Illinois and surrounding states offering a full range of local and international shipping solutions. So, whether you’re looking to move goods via trucks within a 100-mile radius or ship cargo to the other side of the world, get in touch with our shipping experts at 312-659-4809.

You can rest assured that your shipment will be in the best hands and reach its final destination promptly and safely.