Barr Freight Systems, Inc. - Your Link to Chicago and Beyond
Barr Freight Systems, Inc. - Your Link to Chicago and Beyond

Trucking Services
  • Local Cartage : LTL/LCL, Volume & Truckload
  • Container Drayage
  • Bonded Services
  • Personalized Service
  • Radio Dispatched Equipment
  • Dedicated Service
  • Interchange Contracts with All Major Steamship Lines and Railroads
  • Member: UIIA, Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, ITA
  • 48 State Authority
  • Common Carrier Authority - Interstate
  • Contract Carrier Authority - Interstate
  • Intrastate Authority - IL & WI

Barr Freight System offers a variety of trucking services to meet the specific needs of their many and varied customers.

Barr Freight System can meet the needs of the local shipper on a multitude of service levels. We offer local cartage in and around the Chicago Metropolitan Area (Chicago Commercial Zone) and beyond. Local LTL and LCL pickup and delivery, domestic freight as well as international traffic, is a service we provide which commands a high priority among the many dispatch duties we perform on a daily basis. Our direct or on-line service area with regard to LTL and LCL cartage traffic is defined within a 100 mile radius of Chicago.

Barr Freight System is a U.S. Customs Bonded Cartman , enabling the bonded handling of international shipments to and from a multitude of U.S. Customs Centralized Examination Stations (CES facilities) within the Chicago Commercial Zone. Full trailerload shipments, containerload traffic and LCL shipments are routinely handled from pickup through clearance by experienced and knowledgeable personnel, familiar with the practices, procedures and intricacies inherently encountered through regular interaction with the U.S. Customs Service. We work closely with many international freight forwarders and customs brokers providing service to the import and export community locally as well as nationwide.

With years of experience in this challenging segment of the international transportation industry, Barr Freight System has gained a valuable store of knowledge with respect to the many steamship carriers, railroad ramp facilities, equipment providers and third party intermodal marketers intertwined on any given container movement. Barr Freight maintains interchange agreements with all of the major steamship carriers and railroads which serve the Chicago and Midwestern markets (UIIA member). Barr Freight System provides dedicated service on long haul and local container and piggyback traffic. Our selective service area on intermodal drayage is within a 400 mile radius of all Chicago rail ramps. We maintain common carrier, as well as contract carrier authority for all interstate traffic (48 states).

Barr Freight System operates entirely from one dispatch location, enabling the shipping customer to centralize their communication efforts. Our company owned equipment is radio dispatched in order to expedite and enhance communication relative to dispatch operations. You will encounter no "layers" of personnel in contracting and communicating with dispatch and support people. Keeping things simple is an operational priority always!!

For further information regarding trucking services, please e-mail:

Rates Department -

Phone: (630) 633-6290, Opt. 6       Fax: (630) 759-6503