From Greater Peoria your business can go practically anywhere. We’re within a days drive of half the nation’s population and accessible to the world via accessible transportation infrastructure- air, rail, river, and road. That’s why Expansion Management consistently ranks Greater Peoria among the top 20% of the nation’s logistics metros.

Logistics service providers and transportation companies in Greater Peoria gain competitive and strategic business advantages operating in our Midwest transportation hub. Not only do they have a low cost location with easy access to global markets, but also a talented workforce ready to help them take their business to the next level.

interstate and local trucking firms
interstate highways
Class 1 and six short-line railroads
tons of freight passing through each year
largest export market in the U.S.
nonstop flight destinations offered by the Peoria International Airport


Interstates: I-74, I-55, I-474
Linkages to: I-39, I-55, I-57, I-80, I-88

Trucking and Logistics Companies
Air-land Transport Services
Av Trucking
Brubaker Transfer
Cox Transfer
Fedex Ground Package System
Fort Transfer
Garland Gehrke Trucking
G&D Transport
Wait Transport
US Freightways


Greater Peoria has its own terminal and switching railroad, as well as four regional carriers.

Rail Lines
BNSF, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Rail America, Genesee & Wyoming, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Pioneer Railroad, T&P


Peoria International Airport, Peoria IL
Port of Entry
Nonstop destinations to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Destin, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Saint Petersburg.

Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington IL
44.5 miles from Peoria
Nonstop destinations to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando, St. Petersburg

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago IL
167 miles from Peoria

Midway Chicago International Airport, Chicago, IL
160 miles from Peoria

St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis IL
175 miles from Peoria


The Illinois River is a principal tributary of the Mississippi River. The river serves as a link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, transporting goods from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. As the largest city on the Illinois River, Peoria and the surrounding region are at the heart of the nation’s inland waterway system. The regional port authority has jurisdiction over 95 miles of river; its port range comprises the northermost ice-free waterway operating year round. From grain to coal, more that 13M tons of cargo pass through local docks each year.


Foreign Trade Zone 114 is a multi-modal zone (rail, air, water, truck) serving the West Central, Central, and East Central Illinois Region, providing over 2 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space available for General Purpose Zones usge and four Sub-Zone sites. Get all the details.


Illinois Central College
The logistic and supply chain management program at Illinois Central College prepares students for a career as a logistics automation specialist, transportation analyst, materials coordinator, or director of logistics. The program focuses on managing and coordinating all logistical functions in an enterprise, as well as internal allocation of resources, operations units, handling, and the delivery of output. Program courses include: acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, transportation, quality control, and budgeting

Bradley University
As a concentration within Bradley’s industrial engineering program, the logistics and supply chain program shows students how to keep production systems working efficiently. In addition to foundational industrial engineering courses, students learn how to analyze entire systems from the transportation of raw materials through the production of goods. Their experience is capped by a semester-long senior capstone project with real-world applications.