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Standard Forwarding

John Ward

“Our job is to put your mind at ease. At Standard Forwarding you’ll find the most customer-focused, dedicated team in trucking. Put it on the Green and let us show you the difference!”

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Celebrating 80 years of outstanding freight transportation service, Standard Forwarding is recognized for quality and leadership in the transportation industry. Starting as a dedicated carrier for John Deere in 1934, Standard Forwarding has evolved into an award winning regional LTL carrier. We are now a division of DHL Freight, representing their ground freight operation in the United States. As a division of DHL, we draw from worldwide resources in order to provide world class solutions to global supply chain demands.

Utilizing the latest EDI and On-Board technology we provide the broadest variety of services:

  • Direct overnight LTL service in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Omaha NE, and St Louis MO.
  • Seamless LTL service to Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Volume Shipments
  • Fast Forwarding–100% Guaranteed Expedited Service
  • DHL Freight Services North America
We serve a wide variety of business sectors:
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Chemicals
  • Automotive
  • Consumer
  • Public Sector
Our award winning service has been recognized in the marketplace:
  • Mastio Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year
  • John Deere’s Hall of Fame Award
  • Case New Holland Carrier of the Year
  • Inbound Logistics Top 100 LTL carrier
  • Schneider Logistics LTL Carrier of the Year
  • Whirlpool LTL Carrier of the Year

We do not rest on our laurels. We continue to invest in our fleet, our people and our future. In 2014 we are implementing the latest load planning, dispatch and line-haul network designs, ultimately raising the Standard for quality shipment delivery.

“Make the First Call,” communication makes Standard the most proactive carrier in all situations. We deliver over 99% on time and claim free but in the event of a problem causing a pick-up or delivery to be delayed we’ll be the one giving you a call to find the right solution. We understand that our performance is critical to your supply chain and that partnership philosophy is the foundation of all that we do.

Being flexible is at our core and we operate with a simple goal in mind; to exceed customer expectations. For a proper introduction and to find out how Standard can provide you the best transportation service in the Midwest contact us at:

Standard Forwarding
2925 Morton Drive
East Moline, IL 61244
Fax: 309-755-9774