S&L Cartage Inc is a Intermodal Trucking Company located in Chicago IL. We have worked hard to earn reputation of being one of the Midwest's best logistics partners and we pride ourselves on providing the most excellent and reliable logistics services that customers can count on. We understand our customer’s expectations and we will do whatever it takes to meet those expectations.

our company

As an independent enterprise, S&L Cartage started doing business in the beginning of 2005. The owner and main staff (including all drivers), however, come from years of experience in the trucking business.

The Founder and President of the company, Mr. Samir Jakupovic, has been in this business since 1998. Starting as a driver himself, Mr. Jakupovic learned first-hand all the tricks and secrets of the industry and is now applying it directly at S&L. Apart from him, all the rest of staff come from unique and various backgrounds which are now applied in the transportation industry.



We understand that cost, time and safety are the main concerns for our customers; therefore, we thrive to do our job in the quickest, most cost-efficient and reliable way for you and your customers.

Our creed

The cornerstone of our daily operations is that it takes weeks, maybe months to get a customer, but it can take only one bad day to lose one. So far, we are proud to maintain 100% customer satisfaction – meaning that all customers that used our service for the first time, returned to us ever since.

Our vision

We never forget that our company is here today due to two factors:

First – Our Customers: We know that ultimately everything depends on the response and service that we provide to YOU, our customer. That is why the customers that have used our service, even for only one time, will always come back to us. What we thrive to provide is not only a rate and a truck to haul your goods, but also the human contact and the certainty that we care about your business and understand what crucial role the prompt transportation both import or export plays in it.

Second – Our Staff: It is only due to the commitment and hard work of the people that work for us that we can maintain the promises we make to you, and we pledge with you to offer our efficient service only because we know who our staff is and what we can do for you.

We are very proud

We’ve helped clients transport over
987,733 containers!




Work with us


Rates In Minutes. Get all your rates needed for your purposes within minutes during operating hours. Please contact Head Dispatch for all rates at (773) 523-7111. All emails and messages received after working hours will be answered first thing in the morning – 8AM Central Time.

Want to Join S&L? Experienced drivers and owner operators are always welcome at S&L. We are asking for a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the industry and for a clean MVR. So, if this sounds like you, don’t hesitate, contact us today. Great pay and incentives are what keep our drivers happy.

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Among many options we provide variety of services listed below.

Expedited Services

If your load is “hot”, you will surely appreciate our response: on average, between the time that we receive the confirmation and your work order to the time we dispatch our driver is a only a question of minutes. Our fast response will be able to get your work done on time while saving you money and stress.
Our new division of expediter’s drivers is on call 24/7. The difference that we offer is that unlike other companies, the expediter’s division is part of S&L and not an individual contractor or entity.


Upon request, we can put at your disposal our container storage capabilities. With capacity of out to 50 containers at any moment, we can store your loads and equipment usually for a fraction of the cost compared to storing at the rail. Our CY is conveniently located in proximity of 3 major interstate arteries and all major Rail Yards of the Chicago area. We offer 24 hour security, CCTV, and a gated entry even for your most sensitive and valuable cargo.

Intermodal Equipment

Whether a 20’, 40’, or a triaxle chassis, as long as you are able to specify us your special need, we are going to be able to provide with any equipment that you might need to get the work done and have the load delivered. If you are new in the business and not completely familiar with all the requirements to properly operate, we can provide you with professional consulting. Our goal is to be the solution and not the problem for you.


Our Dispatch and Operations division are available and at your service with 100% efficiency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not scale back our staff or resources - never - so that you will always benefit from our total response.


The night part of our fleet usually can shuttle a few dozen containers within 24 hours. Contact us for more specifics.


Serving all users of intermodal, including rail, IMC, LTL/Truckload Carriers, and Steamship Lines: we are members of UIIA and are authorized to operate in all major rail yards in the Chicago area and beyond, serving on a radius of up to 400 miles from Chicago.

Message from CEO

Like every new creature, from the beginning, lots of undivided attention was paid to S&L Cartage. In the increasingly competitive market of the trucking industry in Chicago, every step that we took was a strife that involved a lot of sacrifice and dedication.

I am glad and proud to say that this sacrifice paid off. Today, my company is a consolidated reality in our industry. We are proud of the composition of our customers, from the biggest actors to the smallest realities, and I can also proudly say, the same attention and respect being paid to all.

Constantly and methodologically analyzing all trends and evolutions of the transportation industry, we are looking for ways to adapt to the ever changing demands of our customers. As a result, we have seen cargo processed by us increase of 37%, compared to the same time last year, this regardless of our fleet increase of only about 20%. A major role in this is played with the introduction of a rapid and efficient expediters division, as well as optimization of our reloading procedures with the help of major lines we work with. I truly hope you find our new space on the web a clear picture of our operations, and I welcome you to visit us often to see all innovations we are introducing to better serve you.

Samir Jakupovic


feel free to contact s&L cartage inc. by phone, email and fax.

Contact Info

  • 5274 South Archer Ave. Chicago IL 60632
  • Telephone: (773) 523 7111
  • FAX: (773) 523 7122
  • E-mail: admin@slcartage.com

  • Business Hours:

    Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM CST
    Sat: 12PM – 4PM CST

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