Freight Transportation Services

Chris of our refer division has logged over 2,000,000 miles without a single accident. Your freight is safe on CKR.

Freight Transportation Services

CKR Transport, Ltd. is a family owned full service over the road trucking company. We are a freight transportation service and freight broker based since 1977 in Elmhurst, IL. While headquartered in the Chicago area, we handle shipments across all 48 continental United States.

Experienced Freight Transportation

We offer potential customers over 40 years of experience in the freight transportation of dry and temperature controlled goods including health & beauty, candy, paper, chemicals, paper, foodstuffs, and fresh and frozen meats. We have a satisfactory safety rating, their highest, from the United States Department of Transportation. While primarily a freight truckload carrier, we do try and assist our truckload customers should they have LTL needs.

Owner Operator Drivers

We are EXTREMELY selective in the hiring process of our our Owner Operators. Full checks are made of all previous employers and motor vehicle records are done before any of your freight is assigned to them. No driver with less than two years of over the road experience is even asked to apply. All equipment is regularly inspected with all records available in our office for your review.

Freight Brokers

With the passing of MAP=21 by congress in late 2012, companies cannot operate a carrier and a broker under the same MC#. Our President Howard E. Schermerhorn closed the brokerage under CKR in Feb. of 2013 and closed the carrier operations on HES Express, Inc. that he had owned since 1987. All brokerage operations were shifted to HES Express, Inc. MC 223860 and all HES equipment and carrier operations were switched to CKR.

On our freight brokerage side, we DO NOT just put your freight on the lowest bidder as many of our competitors do. A full screening of potential Brokered Trucks is done through references and the Department of Transportation.

Loaded, daily, and empty check calls are required of all of our drivers, owner operators, and brokered trucks. We have 24 hour driver call in operations, insuring that issues are handled professionally and quickly while notifying you immediately of any possible concerns.

When you book a CKR truck, you can be assured of top quality equipment and a courteous driver arriving at the origin and destination. We have remained successful in this competitive business for four decades by only expecting the highest quality service by our entire organization. For more information, please contact Howard Schermerhorn at 800 783-0480 or email Let us put our freight transportation experience to work for you today!