Who We Are

Michael’s Cartage is a premier full service intermodal carrier that serves all of the 48 United States. For over 20 years customers have counted on us to provide them with the experienced personnel to solve all their transportation needs.

What We Offer

Our services include everything from local cartage to hauling overweight and over-dimensional loads, nationwide emergency service, national brokerage, empty repositioning services, and more!

Quality First

Michael’s Cartage has provided the finest quality trucking services since 1996. Our reputation for fast and efficient service is testimonial to our dedication to being the best in the industry. Building strong relationships with our customers is a key to our success.

About Us

Michaels offers the finest service in the intermodal drayage. We specialize in finding custom solutions for our customers. Whether you need a container picked up from the rail yard or your door we can deliver reliable service day or night. We have over 150 of the best drivers in the industry who will do whatever it takes to please the needs of the most demanding clients. With authority to operate inside the 48 states we can deliver your cargo to any port of your choice. We understand that your shipment is extremely important, so we care for every load in the safest way possible. Our services extend past just doing drays. If the cargo is mis-loaded and doesn’t meet the weight requirements needed for domestic transport, we can trans-load your cargo so it will meet the requirements of the FMSCA and USDOT. We have capability to empty out an entire container or a portion of it and reload it properly and deliver it to your door or rail. We can offer blocking and bracing of loads to ensure the load doesn’t shift or move during the transportation of the container.

Michael’s occupies a 30,000 square foot building and has 5 acres of available storage to provide maximum convenience for our customers. We operate twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Our customers benefit from state-of-the-art computer systems that ensure accuracy in pricing, billing and tracing.

We operate twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.


In our Bridgeview facility we can store loads in the yard under the security of our fully fenced in and gated yard. With over 32 cameras that monitor the yard 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So if you have to have cargo that can’t deliver to the rail or customer we can store it here for a day or month until it’s time to transport it. We offer chassis storage and have the ability to stack chassis (4) high. Empty container flips and storage is available as well.

  • Blocking & Bracing

  • Cross Town

  • Trailer Storage

  • 24HR Secured Building & Yard W/ Camera

  • Intermodal

  • Warehouse With Storage

  • Container Flips on Empty & Light Loads

  • Truckload Deliveries

  • Trans Loads


We offer many types of specialized equipment ranging from one of our many 40 ft Goose neck chassis to accommodate a 40 Standard or High Cube Container. These chassis provide more reliability when traveling great distances. We also have Tri-Axle chassis’ that can hold a loaded 20 Ft. container with up to 44,000 pounds of cargo weight.

8 Pin

An 8 pin chassis is a 40 ft flat chassis that can accommodate (2) 20 ft empty containers or 1 40 ft standard container. These are used primarily for transporting containers from depot to depot.

Tri Axle

A tri-axle chassis is our most sought after type of equipment. This chassis is specifically used to haul 20 ft containers that weigh over 39,000 and up to 44,500 pounds. Without the use of this type of chassis could result in overweight fines and severe damage to regular type slider chassis.  Another benefit to this type of equipment is lower center of gravity for top heavy loads.

40ft Chassis

Our most common chassis is the 40 ft gooseneck. It can haul a 40 ft Standard or High Cube container. We offer these chassis to customers for their reliability. All our chassis are equipped with radial tires to prevent blowouts and minimize the downtime. We strive to use these chassis for any load traveling over 400 miles one way. Also any container that needs to go to the port will require one of our private chassis.

Spread Axle

These chassis are arguably the most versatile chassis in our fleet. They can carry a variety of different size containers. It will carry 1 loaded 20 ft container the weighs up to 44,500 or 2 empty 20 ft containers. It can also carry any size 40 ft container. This chassis is great for containers that are heavy on the rear of the unit.

Spread Axle

53ft Vans

These are available on request, if you need 1 or 100 we have the capability to haul your load in a dry van to anywhere in the United States. These are a great option when you need a trans load into a lighter unit.


Our Address

Michael’s Cartage, Inc.
8535 South 77th Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Phone:  800-638-4597
Fax:  708-581-7788

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