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Ship with Chicago’s #1 Partial Truckload Carrier in Freight Transportation


At Sunset Pacific Transportation, we specialize in Partial Truckload services for freight brokers and shippers throughout Chicago, offering the best rates for partial freight loads coupled with short transit times, minimal handling, and exceptional service. Benefit from tailored shipping solutions designed to meet your specific needs with ease.

  • Optimized LTL Consolidation
  • Minimized claims risk with only one stop
  • Pre-set delivery appointments
  • Direct, personalized and dedicated service representative
  • Specialized freight handling
  • No contracts

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What is Partial Truckload?

What is Partial Truckload?

Partial Truckload is a specialized freight service that combines the best freight rates of LTL with the exceptional service experience of FTL. It’s ideally suited for freight shipments that have one or more of these characteristics —

  • 5-21 pallets

  • Up to 35 ft of trailer space

  • Require a pre-set delivery appointment at destination

  • Bulky or oversized products

  • Heavy products up to 25,000 lbs.

  • Fragile products

Partial Truckload Services

Trust the Chicago Partial Truckload Shipping Experts

Join the 15,000 businesses that depend on Sunset Pacific Transportation to ship their freight.

Partial Truckload Originating in Chicago. Delivering Nationwide.

With pick-up origins throughout Chicago, we achieve nationwide deliveries with pre-set appointments to major retailers. When you work with us for Chicago PTL, gain access to: —

  • Same day local pick up in Chicago
  • Same Day or Next day pick up in Chicago
  • Typical 3-5 business days in-transit, customized to your requirements
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Serving Chicago 3PL’s, Shippers & Customers.


Sunset Pacific Transportation primarily serves two kinds of customers.

Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL’s)

Serving Third Party Logistics Providers

Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL’s) nationwide turn to Sunset Pacific Transportation for great partial truckload rates with high service levels from a mode they can’t get anywhere else. We are the Carrier of Choice for Partial Truckload and Volume LTL for large brokers such as CH Robinson, Coyote, and Echo, as well as small, specialized 3PLs.

Shippers and Direct Customers

Serving Shippers and Direct Customers

Shippers and Direct Customers in a wide range of industries with diverse product profiles partner with Sunset Pacific Transportation directly as well. What they like most: Truckload-like service and specialized product handling at a fraction of the price. Hussman, UHaul, and Zamboni, among others, have come to rely on us for an exceptional shipping and delivery experience for shipments originating out of Chicago.

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Why Choose Sunset Pacific Transportation For Your Chicago PTL

Since 1987, Sunset Pacific Transportation has served as the industry leader for Partial Truckload. We consolidate multiple shipments from different companies into one truckload, giving you the best rate benefits of Traditional LTL shipping combined with the great service and handling requirements one expects from Full Truckload. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Sunset Pacific Transportation provides:
  • Flexible weight and volume options to accommodate a wide range of shipment sizes
  • Guaranteed space and dedicated truck utilization
  • Reduced handling and fewer touchpoints compared to Traditional LTL or multiple LTL shipments
  • Direct, personalized and dedicated service representative
  • Same Day Pickup
Benefits of Partial Truckload Shipping for Small Businesses

Technology & Tracking for Partial Truckload

Need to know where your shipment is and when it will arrive? Get the information you need when you need it with the real-time shipment data and your direct, personalized customer service representative that goes a step above. Our technology makes the shipping process more efficient by providing:

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Fast Online Quotes

Fast online quotes via email, web or phone

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Easy Load
Tender

Available through email, EDI, API or our customer portal

Real Time Tracking

Real Time Tracking

Real-time shipment tracking to final destination

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Pre-Set Appointments

Delivery appointments pre-set and visible online

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Improved Driver Safety

Driver safety through monitoring and scoring platforms

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Enhanced Security

Security lockdown capabilities

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Electronic Proof of Delivery

Electronic proof of delivery (POD) on website or via email

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Quick
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Online chat with your service representative

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Flexible Billing Options

Billing through website, email, EDI, web portal, or good old fashioned mail

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Customer Portals

Customer portals/CRM for every step of the process

Enjoy peace-of-mind knowing our technology has your shipment covered from start to finish.

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Get a Partial Truckload Quote

Traditional LTL shipping can leave you concerned about where your shipment is and when it will arrive. With Partial Truckload by Sunset Pacific Transportation, we get your shipment there at the BEST rate, without worry!

Our optimized tracking and routing systems work together to minimize your stress and excellent transit times.

Trust Sunset Pacific Transportation. We have you covered, Chicago.

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