The Rockford region’s logistics infrastructure is a global asset! Rockford as part of the Chicagoland area, is recognized as a “best logistics site” for connectivity and costs of operations. Rockford’s transportation infrastructure assets include:
US Interstate System
Over 40 service carriers and terminals can be found in the Rockford area. Companies include: ABF Freight Systems, C.H. Robinson Worldwide. Inc., Con-Way Central Express, Inc., Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., FedEx, G&D Transportation Inc., LandStar Inway Inc., Todd Transit Inc., UPS, USF Holland, Yellow Transportation, and many others
North American Rail System
Chicago-Rockford International Airport (RFD) – RFD has direct domestic passenger service to Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and international service to Can Cun, MX. United Airlines provides connecting flights at Denver to locations throughout North and Central America and beyond. RFD was recently added to the list of the top 20 air cargo airports in North America. UPS, with its second largest US air operation, has two services located in Rockford, Parcel Sorting and Bulk Cargo. BAX Global (Schenker) and DHL (Airborne) also have air operations at RFD. Direct International service is possible and two shift, next-day service is guaranteed from a Rockford location.
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O’Hare International Airport (O’Hare) – O’Hare, a tier one airport, is one of the world’s busiest airports and has direct flights to all major business cities in the world! Rockford is a short, one-hour drive after unboarding from a direct flight from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and other locations! Rockford’s proximity to O’Hare, O’Hare’s commercial connections and its rank as a top 16 air cargo airport world-wide allows for the use of multiple shipping companies and next day service.
Mitchell International Airport (Mitchell) – Approximately one-half an hour drive from Rockford. Mitchell offers less congestion and many direct connect flight options.
Midway Airport (Midway) – At approximately a two-hour drive, Midway offers additional options for flights with direct connect service.
Rockford, Illinois is part of the 3rd largest economic corridor in the United States! Less than 70 miles west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, 25 miles north of the new Union Pacific intermodal hub, and home of the Chicago Rockford International Airport, the 18th largest air cargo airport in the nation, the Rockford Region provides easy access to virtually all markets with low transportation costs!