About Us


We strive to provide exceptional service to our customers and a place for our drivers to call home.


We provide service to 26 Midwestern states but primarily run 300 mile radius of central Illinois. We are in Chicago and outlying areas on a daily basis. We utilize food grade 53 ft dry van trailers with air ride and swing doors. Most tractors are sleeper trucks with a couple day cabs. Curtain-sides are 48 ft X 102 in, air ride & swing doors. They work great for lumber, and equipment, etc. We also utilize tall sided hoppers for maximum capacity.

How it started…

SS CHaD Express LLC was started in June 2003. Fritz Krampe had a passion for trucking and owning his own business. The time was right to do so. With just 1 customer and 1 truck, the trucking adventure started. Soon, there was a need to add another truck and a couple trailers. As time went on it has grown from a small start at the beginning to 13 tractors, 25 dry van trailers, 3 curtain side flats, 3 hoppers and 1 flatbed. We have local manufacturers that we provide service as well as customers throughout the Midwest. We also work with a local distribution/warehouse center and provide contract carrier service for them. Our hopper division was added in 2014 as the need arose with a regular customer. The hopper division provides service to feed mills within a 200 mile radius.

References & Customers

Siemer Milling
Teutopolis IL, Hopkinsville KY

Sherwin Williams
Effingham IL, Chicago IL, Cleveland OH

Mid-America Bottling/PEPSI
Effingham IL

Becks Hybrid Seed
IN: Altanta, Noblesville, Shelbyville,
IL: Neoga, Effingham, Pontiac, El Paso

South Central FS
Effingham IL, Greenville IL, Newton IL

Pinnacle Foods
Effingham IL, St Elmo IL, Hodgkins IL, Waukegan IL, Florence KY, Centralia IL, Chicago IL, Bettendorf IA

J. Skinner
Omaha, NE

3Z Printing
Teutopolis IL

B&L Machine
Effingham IL

Teutopolis IL

John Boos & Company
Effingham IL

Hardwood Specialties
Mattoon IL

Sierra Forest Products
West Chicago IL

Stevens Industries
Teutopolis IL

Coca Cola
Wright City, MO

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