OTR Transportation

An exclusive FREIGHT BROKER and logistics solutions provider.

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Are you a SHIPPER?

We allow customers to focus on their core business by offering them custom logistics solutions at a price few can compete with through our trained brokerage team, cutting edge software, and asset based logistics division.

Asset Based

We have access to a fleet of flatbeds, refrigerated, and dry vans; a storage yard in Chicago to meet the rapidly changing demands of our customers.


We utilize a top-of-the-line freight management system that allows us to track your shipments from pick-up to drop-off. Our integrations team can provide automated API solutions customers who need up-to-the-minute updates on the status of their shipments, would like to send us load requests programmatically, or would like to streamline their processes.


Our brokerage desk is available 24/7/365 through telephone, email, and fax. Our representatives are equipped with a wealth of experience across every aspect of the logistics and freight management industry. We are highly qualified from both a business and customer service perspective.

Our Process

This is how we work at OTR Transportation, do you want to see?



One of our logistics specialists will speak with you to determine your business needs. We offer a large menu of products and services, and our specialists are well equipped to understand and address key pain-points from a logistics perspective.



After your needs have been determined, our implementation specialists will get to work on delivering a solution. This can include exchanging due-diligence information, performing systems integrations, or simply entering your loads into our system.



Our reps have their finger on the pulse of rapidly changing freight market conditions. Our team has experience in finding the best prices across the market, from carriers that our competition simply does not have access to.



Once a load has been booked, we stay in constant contact with everyone involved in the shipment process. Our shipment tracking technology gives us an information edge so that we can identify and resolve problems before they affect our customers.


Learn about why you should work with OTR to find loads.


We have developed relationships with a global network of shippers in North America to provide premium loads for fleets of any size, at a moment's notice.

Owner Operators

We offer a variety of options for owner-operators, including trailer rental, spot-market individual loads, and consistent lanes. We will work with you to come up with a way to provide you with a lasting partnership that caters to your needs. Whether your goals are revenue generation, work-life balance, getting home on the weekends, or local freight; we will work with you to optimize your business.

Fleet operators

We work with fleets of all sizes - from one-man operations to global logistics carriers. We have an expansive network of shippers, drivers, equipment, and storage facilities to meet your specific needs. We work with all of the major factoring companies and can instantly plug into your existing infrastructure.

Get Loaded

We offer shipments in a multitude of geographies and load types. We can keep your truck loaded and your fleet moving.

Get Paid On Time

We offer ACH, Quickpay, and Comcheck options to make payment easy. We pay select carriers through EFT within 15 days. No waiting for checks in the mail! OTR values their core carrier base and we align our pay policy to prove it. If you would like to inquire about our EFT program, ask your carrier rep today!

We're Available

Our service desk is available 24/7/365.

Relationship Driven

Our team focuses on relationship-driven business over the long term. Many of our current carriers have been with us since day one.

Who We Are


OTR was founded in 2015 by Jonathan Braun, a 10 year veteran of the logistics industry. Jonathan began his career driving trucks through college at Indiana University. After Graduation, Jonathan spent 2 years with an industry leading freight broker before leaving to start his first entrepreneurial venture. He purchased a single truck and went over the road himself. 3 years later, after he had grown to a fleet of 10 refrigerated trucks, OTR was born out of a need to service his growing customer base.


Our global headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, with access to a multitude of storage and cross docking facilities. We also have our own truck yard on Chicago's south side. Additionally, we have a satellite office in Virginia and plan on expanding to 2-3 new locations in the near future


Our team comes equipped with a wealth of experience that spans every vertical in the logistics space. We are constantly scouting new talent to from a diverse array of sources to add to our growing team. Our multilingual team will ensure that language never gets in the way of our customers and their loads. Think you've got what it takes? Visit our Careers Page for more info.



Few if any make a commitment to insure receivables. We feel that taking these extra precautions provide both customers and carriers with an extra sense of assurance when working with OTR.
This allows us to help manage credit limits and rely on Allianz's industry expertise for top tier financial decisions. Taking the extra step to make sure that dedicating our resources to the proper customer base is an important step in our success

Our Happy Customers

See what some of our prestigious clients say about us


OTR gives us responsible quotes. We book the overwhelming majority of our loads through them

Mark Phillips, Owner - Mark Phillips Trucking

OTR is a great brokerage to work for. Good loads, fair rates.

Keith Ricke, Monson and Sons, Inc.

OTR is easy to work with. Their people are very knowable and dedicated to getting the job done. We really enjoy working with them.

Andrew Jones, Chizek Transport, Inc.





Main: (855)978-7041 info@loadotr.com

OTR Transportation, Inc
333 N Oakley Blvd STE 200
Chicago, IL 60612

Customer Sales: (855)978-7041 ext 3 sales@loadotr.com
Carrier Sales: (855)978-7041 ext 1,2 sales@loadotr.com
Accounting: (855)978-7041 ext 4 AP@loadotr.com
Fax: (847)881-0294

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