101 Top Illinois Transportation Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Transportation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Transportation industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Transportation Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

FarEye

FarEye

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FarEye is a low-code, Intelligent Delivery Management Platform designed for a better delivery experience for everyone.

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project44 is a provider of an advanced supply chain visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms.

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Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies is a global leader in barcode printing and RTLS technology including printers, RFID, software and supplies.

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The Boeing Company

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Boeing Company manufactures and sells aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites and provides product leasing and support services.

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Navistar

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Navistar manufactures commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles, and engines.

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Gogo

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Gogo is an inflight internet company that provides aviation broadband connectivity products and services.

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Torch

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Torch is the only digital short-haul 3PL focused on lanes 50-550 miles.

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HAAS Alert

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Real-time automotive collision prevention SaaS for public safety and roadway fleets

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Kaizen Health

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Kaizen Health connects healthcare and transportation to increase access to healthcare.

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ParkWhiz

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ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination.

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K4 Mobility

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K4 Mobility is a digital platform that harnesses the power of the Internet to provide services for maritime ships.

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United Airlines

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United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 5,000 flights each day to more than 370 destinations throughout the world.

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Clean Energy Trust

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Clean Energy Trust supports early-stage startups working on solutions for clean energy, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability.

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SpotHero

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Leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America.

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Xaptum

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Multi-tenant, future-proof network operator that enables enterprises to seamlessly scale and secure IoT deployments.

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ParqEx

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ParqEx is a SaaS & IoT based innovative technology platform for parking management, payment processing & access control

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Autobon AI

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Autobon is pioneering DeliveryOS – a fully automated freight shipping platform for those who ship, manage, or transport high-value products.

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TruckPark Inc.

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Parking inventory and booking platform that connects truck drivers and fleets with safe and available parking.

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Manitex International

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Manitex International, Inc. is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions

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WeDeliver

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WeDeliver is a crowd-sourced hyperlocal delivery platform that helps local merchants compete with large online retailers.

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OLIMP

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OLIMP is a platform lets truck drivers find and book short-term warehousing when a truck is rejected at delivery, and money for fleets.

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Easymove

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Easymove enables consumers & brands to access local trucks and get instant moving & delivery help at affordable flat cost.

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CoLane

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CoLane (formerly Fraight AI) is a virtual truckload carrier. We deliver Quality, Consistency, and Transparency for Enterprise Shippers.

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Shuttle Planet

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A 2 sided marketplace for long distance shared road transportation, where the traveller can join an existing ride or crowdsource a new trip.

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Schlep

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Schlep develops a platform designed for providing heavy lifting and local delivery services to businesses.

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Drive My Way

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Drive My Way is a Cleveland based, women owned start up company with a patent pending matching technology for the transportation industry.

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Supply Vision

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Supply Vision is a transportation technology company offering a suite of logistics technologies to help companies manage their business.

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Coyote Logistics

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Coyote Logistics is a third-party logistics company that provides transportation and logistics services to shippers in North America.

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Dock411

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Dock411 saves drivers time and money by sharing important information about their drop-off and pick-up locations before they arrive.

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OpenAirplane

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OpenAirplane is an online platform that enables users to find, book, and pay for aircraft rental.

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Nimble Aircraft

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We solve the industry problems when plane and helicopters can’t. Nimble Aircraft is manufacturer and service provider of commercial drones.

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Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a technology-enabled BPO service provider, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients.

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GoNanny

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GoNanny is a modernized childcare service for busy parents with active kids.

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CNGmotive

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CNGmotive is a trucking company that specializes in the fields of transportation and railroad.

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Mastery Logistics Systems

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Mastery Logistics Systems is a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS transportation management system.

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Redwood Logistics

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Redwood Logistics is a contract logistics partner that develops web-based solutions for companies of all types.

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Hub Group

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They understand the impact transportation has on ecological sustainability, which is why they invest in and offer a greener alternative.

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America’s Central Port

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America’s Central Port provides exceptional access to all three major freight transportation modes: river, rail, and road.

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Signature Transportation Group

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Signature Transportation Group deals with chauffeured services, black car service, fleet management and corporate travel.

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TMC

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TMC is a logistics company that provides TMS software and logistics process management services.

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BWAY

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BWAY is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America.

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Advanced Solutions, Inc.

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Advanced Solutions is a Digital Supply Chain Management innovator and solution provider.

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TruckMap

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The Mobile App For Truck Drivers

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Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide is an online travel company, using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel.

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Allied Buying Corporation

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Allied Buying Corporation (ABC) is the leading buying group in the Foodservice Equipment and Supply Industry.

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Pharma Logistics

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Pharma Logistics is a pharmaceutical company that provides pharmaceutical waste and inventory management services.

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Navteq

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NAVTEQ develops digital map, traffic and location data for navigation and location-based platforms in North America and Europe.

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newtrul

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Newtrul is a shipment aggregation platform that provides freight carriers an easier way to search for their next job.

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AutonomouStuff, LLC

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AutonomouStuff is a provider of autonomy-enabling technologies that specializes in perception sensors, GPS, and computing.

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Cobra Electronics Corporation

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Cobra Electronics Corporation is a leading designer of mobile communications products in the United State

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GATX Corp

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GATX Corporation is an equipment finance company based in Chicago, Illinois.

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GHP Group, Inc.

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GHP Group is a consumer goods company providing electric fireplaces, log sets, heating products, and gas grills.

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Ivee

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Ivee personalizes the passenger experience, starting with ride-hail vehicles

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HERE Mobility

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HERE Mobility Marketplace serves as a revolutionary central hub to connect mobility supply and demand, making mobility easy-to-use.

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eGate Solutions

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eGate Solutions is a global technology company that provides software solutions for airline industry.

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Montway Auto Transport

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www.montway.com – We’re a five-star rated, nationwide car shipping company. Let us help you move your car! Need tips? http://www.montway.

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Hydro, Inc.

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Hydro is an engineering company that provides pump repair and support services.

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Royal Die & Stamping

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Royal Die & Stamping is a manufacturer providing superior components to the Automotive, Electronics and Telecommunication industries.

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CarrierDirect

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CarrierDirect is a management consulting and software development company focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain.

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Avenue Logistics

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Avenue Logistics is a capacity focused freight brokerage specializing in providing unique reliable capacity avenues.

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Transdev North America

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Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, shuttle.

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UTECH

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INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE FOR LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION.

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Priva

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Priva is a door-to-door, regional mobility solution – ride in a luxury van that has been converted to a business office on wheels

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Precision Software

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Precision Software delivers integrated global logistics and visibility solutions to importers, exporters, 3rd party logistics providers

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Labelmaster

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Labelmaster is a logistics company offering safety and regulation compliance services.

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NiveauUp

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Energy Storage, eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) – Ready

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Heniff Transportation Systems

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Heniff Transportation Systems is a transportation company that offers liquid chemical transport services.

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G&W Electric

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G&W Electric has been a global supplier of electric power equipment since 1905.

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GE Transportation

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GE Transportation manufactures equipment for railroad, marine, mining, drilling, and energy generation industries.

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L&W Supply

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L&W Supply is a distributors of gypsum wallboard and building materials.

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KONE US

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KONE (pronounced koh` nay) is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry.

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Downers Grove

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The Village of Downer’s Grove, IL, is a suburb with convenient Rail and Road access to Chicago.

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OTOBOTS

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Otobots is an on-demand mobile automotive services company.

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Quixote Corp.

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Quixote Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets highway and transportation safety products.

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UniCarriers Corp

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UniCarriers Corp is a manufacturing and distribution company that develops transportation machineries for its clients.

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Busbank

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The BusBank is a comprehensive group and event transportation management company.

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Transportation One

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Transportation One is a full-service, multi-modal logistics provider dedicated to meeting the demands of the transportation industry.

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Becker Logistics

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Becker Logistics develops supply chain solutions for transport management.

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Prime Distribution Services

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Prime Distribution Services is a warehousing company offering 3PL logistics and retail consolidation services.

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FiveCubits

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FiveCubits provides supply chain management software enabling material suppliers to integrate transportation and payment processes.

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Sleek Fleet, LLC

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Transportation and logistics technology

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Luckey Trucking

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Luckey Trucking is a provider of dry bulk, liquid bulk, dry van transportation, warehousing and logistics services to the chemical industry.

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Wi-Tronix

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Wi-Tronix is a leading provider of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic solutions.

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Union Tank Car Company

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Union Tank Car Company or UTLX is a railway equipment leasing company.

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Magnate Worldwide

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Magnate Worldwide primarily focuses on asset-light premium logistics.

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RJW Transport

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RJW Transport is a supply chain solutions provider.

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FreightFriend

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Cloud-based, AI-powered truckload procurement software

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Black Horse Carriers

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Black Horse Carriers is a transportation company providing transportation services.

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United Continental Holdings

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United Continental Holdings is an airline holding company that focuses on connecting and uniting the world through innovations.

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Group O

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Group O is a logistics company specializing in supply chain and packaging solutions.

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Genesis Logistics

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Genesis Logistics provides logistics management and transportation forwarder services.

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EvoLux Transportation

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Regional Helicopter Charter Marketplace and Social ‘SkyShare’ Reservation Platform

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DGI Supply

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DGI Supply is a wholesale company that provides industrial distribution and integrated supply services.

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TrafficGenius

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Uses historical data/leading-edge technology to tweak traffic light timing and generate real-time, cost-effective solutions to congestion.

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JMC Steel Group

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JMC Steel Group is the largest independent pipe and tube manufacturer in North America.

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Infinite Peripherals

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Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC) is leading the mobility revolution with its enterprise mobility solutions

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Chicago Transit Authority

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We deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.

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Track Your Truck

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Track Your Truck is a company providing GPS fleet tracking systems.

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Load Delivered Logistics

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Load Delivered Logistics is a technology-enabled third-party logistics firm setting the pace in a highly competitive and dynamic industry.

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Divvy

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Divvy is a bicycle sharing system that operates in Chicago.

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Gerald Auto Group

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Gerald Auto Group is a car dealership located in North Aurora, Illinois.

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