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3PL Advantage specializes in truckload freight management. We work diligently to understand our customers business and their unique requirements regarding shipping. we use industry leading TMS Mcleod software to manage our customer’s freight and offer value-added services. we know that managing your shipments is as much about managing cost as it is managing the whole logistics process

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Whether the requirement is warehouse storage space or third-party logistics service, 3PL Advantage is dedicated to providing your company with the best possible solutions.  Our Chicago based warehousing is the most effective and cost-efficient answer to your storage needs.

Its’ central location with easy access to Interstates 290 and 294, makes this warehouse the premier warehousing choice in the Chicago area.  We offer short term and long term storage options with plenty of space flexibility.

Shipping Goods

Less than truckload shipping or less than load (LTL) is the transportation of relatively small freight. The alternatives to LTL carriers are parcel carriers or full truckload carriers. Parcel carriers usually handle small packages and freight that can be broken down into units less than 150 pounds (68 kg).

Full truckload carriers move freight that is loaded into a semi-trailer. Semi-trailers are typically between 26 and 53 feet (7.92 and 16.15 m) and require a substantial amount of freight to make such transportation economical


Intermodal transportation goes back to the 18th century and predates the railways. Some of the earliest containers were those used for shipping coal on the Bridgewater Canal in England in the 1780s. Coal containers (called "loose boxes" or "tubs") were soon deployed on the early canals and railways and were used for road/rail transfers (road at the time meaning horse-drawn vehicles).

Wooden coal containers used on railways go back to the 1830s on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. In 1841 Isambard Kingdom Brunel introduced iron containers to move coal from the vale of Neath to Swansea Docks. By the outbreak of the First World War the Great Eastern Railway was using wooden containers to trans-ship passenger luggage between trains and sailings via the port of Harwich

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