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Welcome to Last Mile Logistics

The ultimate logistics partner for the state of Illinois

The ultimate logistics partner for the state of Illinois

About Illinois

Illinois was recognized as the 21st member of the state of the union in 1818. It was named after a French twist (-ois) on the local native’s word (Illini) for “men” or “warriors.” The capital city is Springfield, located in the west-central part of the state. Due to its location, Illinois plays a critical role in the economic life of the U.S.

The state is placed in the country’s industrial belt and agricultural heart. Chicago is one of the nation’s most prominent cities, creating sharp distinctions between the urban and rural populations. Although the state’s northern portion reaches the Upper Midwest, its southern end has excellent affinities with neighboring Kentucky and Missouri.

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Key Industries

Key Industries

in Illinois

The diversified nature of the state’s economy makes Illinois a microcosm of the national economy. The state is rich in petroleum and coal reserves and ideally located for distributing raw materials and finished goods. The primary industries in Illinois are:

Interesting statistics about Illinois shipment

Interesting statistics about Illinois shipment

  • Nearly all freight shipments by Illinois businesses – 73 percent – are carried to their destination via truck.

  • The Interstate and NHS are very important to Illinois commerce – of all the truck shipments going out of state, the final destination for 68 percent of those goods is a non-neighboring state.

  • Over 40 percent of truck travel miles in the U.S. are on the Interstate system.

  • Truck shipments in Illinois are expected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2040.

Facts about freight services in Illinois

Facts about freight services in Illinois

  • Over 1.2 billion tons of freight, valued at nearly $3 trillion, are moved to, from, or within Illinois.

  • llinois’s National Highway System (NHS) is the 4th largest in the nation. This system includes approximately 2,185 miles of Interstate highways.

  • Trucks carry over half of Illinois’ freight tonnage, 664 million tons valued at over $1 trillion.

  • Cereal grains represent 12.2 percent of all tons moved by truck.

  • More than half of the interstate highway miles in Illinois – 55 percent – have truck proportions of 25 percent or greater.

Which companies need freight services?
Which companies need freight services?

Illinois ranks as the sixth busiest state in the U.S. and is the only one out of the top 10 states without direct access to a seaport. The primary products moved by trucks are light petroleum oils, medications, cell phones, technology equipment, aircraft parts, motor vehicle parts, corn, and soybeans, among others.

What services do we provide in this area?
What services do we provide in this area?

At Last Mile Logistics, we deliver a wide range of freight services that will help your business to grow. From expedited shipping to white glove services, we will be your logistics partners along the road.

Superior results through technology

One the greatest challenges today is sourcing capacity that fluctuates with demand in the marketplace. As an intermediary, we carefully consider the qualifications of the truck equipment operators we contract with to service our shipper clients’ needs.

LAST MILE LOGISTICS logisticians rely on their experience and use of proprietary technology to manage and move every shipment. And because shipper clients require a practical risk management approach to doing business, LAST MILE LOGISTICS is one of few brokers that has Primary Truck Broker Liability Insurance ($2 Million policy).

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Affiliations & memberships

Affiliations & memberships

We maintain strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations that help improve safety, efficiency, and value for the customer.

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