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Porreca Freight  847-981-9600


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"We use Porreca to assist us with all of our local trade show cartage. They're experts when it comes to the ins and outs from show venues in Chicago. Great to work with their team!"

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About Us

In the Beginning:

In 1995 James and Trisha Porreca had one van and a vision to build a Logistics Management Firm in the Chicago Market. Jimmy started out returning lost luggage in a cargo van. His hard work was rewarded and he went from one van to three straight trucks in under one year. The next step was to work with blanket wrap carriers working for furniture manufacturers and high end retail firms in Elgin, IL. Trisha was working two jobs outside the business and would work along with Jimmy whenever she could. They quickly grew to five vehicles and a reputation for taking care of the customer with no issues.

The Growing Years:

One day a knock came to the door and they started to handle air freight, which also added tradeshow and asset recovery to the mix. At this point Trisha joined the business full time as the President. They now needed space near O’Hare and more room to handle the growing business. They moved to a 20,000 square foot warehouse with four dock doors to handle the incoming and outgoing freight in Elk Grove Village in 2008 and the fleet grew with this.

Where we're going:

In 2014, Porreca Freight moved to a new facility in Des Plaines to allow for the continued growth of the business and maximize efficiencies in the handling of customer's shipments. In addition to this, Porreca has more than 40 power units and employees that have been with the firm since its founding. No matter what the need, Porreca can handle from a single envelope or one pound box to a 20 man asset recovery for a major bank. We are constantly in negotiations for business growth and development. This includes the expansion into more special project work.


Air Forwarders Association

Intermodal Association of Chicago

International Air Cargo Association of Chicago

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

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MC# is 114195 MC


Key Team Contacts:

Trisha Porreca: President
James (Jimmy) Porreca: Senior Operations Manager
Bella: Customer Service