The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune have announced that Transportation One had been selected for prestigious 2017 Inner City 100 list. This recognition places Transportation One in an exemplary lineage of over 900 fast-growing and innovative inner city businesses.
ICIC’s Inner City 100 is an annually compiled and released list featuring high-power, high-potential businesses from around the country with headquarters in inner cities. Each company is selected by ICIC with help from a national network of nominating partners who seek to identify, spotlight, and further enable the named companies’ innovative urban entrepreneurship. Ranked by revenue growth, the esteemed recipients go on to have their names published in Fortune.
Transportation One ranked 39th overall on the list of 100. The full list can be viewed on the Fortune website here.
The Inner City 100 program recognizes and supports successful inner city business leaders, and celebrates their role in providing innovation and job creation in America’s cities. These companies strengthen local American economies, provide job opportunities for underrepresented communities, and drive forward economic and social development.

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Inner City 100 Methodology: The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. Every year, ICIC identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. In 2017, Companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2012 and 2016.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Learn more at or @icicorg. 

Transportation One is on the Crain's Chicago BUSINESS Fast 50

"Each year, Crain's singles out the 50 fastest-growing local companies—that is, the companies that have reported the biggest revenue growth over the past five years. With the help of our partners at Plante Moran, we calculate each company's five-year revenue growth and check figures against financial statements." - Crain's Chicago Buisness

And guess what? Transportation One is a finalist! Out of thousands of businesses in Chicago, we are so very honored to be chosen for this award. 

The ordered list will be released on June 22nd. In the meantime, we're celebrating!

Office Makeover

Andy, our Carrier Sales Manager, looking sharp.

Andy, our Carrier Sales Manager, looking sharp.

We're always focused on using cutting-edge technology here at Transportation One. That extends to our work stations! We've started adding a few standing desks to the office. Not only is standing periodically during the work day better for you, these adjustable desks look pretty cool too. 



Environmentally Friendly 3PL

Looking for the best third party logistics company to partner with? Then look no further! For the second year in a row Transportation One was ranked as one of the Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics Magazine!

More than simply moving freight, we strive to haul shipments in an environmentally friendly manner. We have been a SmartWay Transport Partner since 2011. SmartWay is an EPA program promoted to developing partnerships with transportation companies who are committed to fuel efficiency and reducing transportation-related emissions.