L. Neill Cartage Co., Inc. was founded by Lew and Jean Neill in 1946, as a one truck delivery service in the Chicago area. In order to compliment the local cartage operation, Neill undertook its first major expansion into public warehousing in 1966. From there, Neill built a 210,000 sqft. warehousing/distribution center in Berkeley, Illinois, which it has occupied since 1979. The facility is siding-served by the Union Pacific Railroad at Proviso Yard.

Over the years, Neill has expanded its public warehousing operations with the use of outside facilities and also implemented / operated a number of contract warehousing and distribution centers. These have included facilities in West Chicago, IL, Bensenville, IL and Salt Lake City, UT.

We realize that even with all the recent advancements in technology and equipment, people ultimately make the difference. Through a dedicated, customer oriented workforce, Neill Cartage has become one of the premier full-service logistics and distribution companies in the Midwest. We take pride in what we do and approach any and all tasks at hand with a professional manner.

All drivers, warehouse, shop and office personnel are employees of L. Neill Cartage Company, Inc.

Serviced Areas

  • Midwest

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Ryan Neill
  City Berkeley, IL
  Zip Code 60163
  Address 5400 W Proviso Drive
  Phone Number (708) 547-7676

From Our Website

Neill Cartage and Warehouse in Chicago offers cross docking services to increase efficiency and reduce costs. In logistics, cross-docking is a warehousing practice of transferring (or unloading) materials from an incoming tractor-trailer truck or rail car and then reloading these materials in another outbound mode of delivery such as semi-trailers or rail cars, with little or no warehousing in between. Cross docking is done to change the type of transportation being used, to sort materials intended for different destinations, or to combine material from different shipments.


Neill Cartage & Warehouse has developed a sister company called TRN Transportation to manage freight to all 48 states. TRN's Core Carrier base is comprised of hand-selected carriers who have formed strong partnerships with TRN. The TRN Carrier Performance Management Program includes quarterly performance reviews, as well as a standardized incident reporting process. TRN only forms relationships with carriers that can provide timely and accurate confirmation of shipment status. TRN carriers are committed to providing on-time service and real-time order status.


TRN Transportation is a provider of dedicated trucking & cartage contracts. We allow you the advantage of having a private fleet at your disposal while leaving your transportation worries to us. Dedicated vehicles, drivers, management, and administrative support for the exclusive use of a single customer ensures guaranteed capacity and customized logistic solutions necessary for you to focus on your core competency. Dedicated services and solutions range from the simple to the complex. Whether it's a yard spotting operation, a routine local delivery service, a daily regional line-haul, a time-sensitive cross country movement or a multifaceted distribution network, our experienced transportation experts can design a specialized program tailored to your needs.


TRN Transportation is an interstate common carrier and has contract authority in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. TRN is also a licensed broker of freight to all points in the contiguous 48 states. We have a network of committed carriers, allowing us to service our customers in a low-cost and timely fashion. TRN's company-owned equipment includes a fleet of tractors, trailers and straight vans equipped with hydraulic lift-gates.


Our company's proprietary state-of-the art Warehouse Management System offers a number of applications including: EDI, bar-coding, comprehensive inventory control, activity reports, and lot coding. Our WMS allows our customers the capability to keep on top of their inventory every day. Continuous investments in technology, equipment, and facilities have kept Neill Cartage at the forefront of the logistics process.