R.S. Express is a full-service global logistics provider capable of both transporting and clearing goods internationally and managing warehousing, fulfillment and e-Commerce shipping domestically.
We are licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and Customs and Border Protection. This permits us to offer both import and export international transportation and to clear imported cargo bound for U.S. recipients. We are also certified by the TSA and maintain a security program to offer air cargo for transport.
R.S. Express recognizes the parallel importance of both professional networking and education. We are members of the Certified Transportation Network, a global network owned by its logistics company members dedicated to providing professional worldwide logistics services across the globe. In the United States, we are members of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America, the International Warehouse Logistics Association and many other international trade associations.
It is a source of pride that we are more informed than our competition. The time and money invested in education and association memberships positions us to both know and be ready for regulatory changes that can turn into cost-savings and ensure high levels of compliance for our customers.
We feel it is a key differentiator to provide one point of contact for your supply chain. We believe in the personal touch – by answering the phone ourselves. As an extension of your company we are focused on providing knowledgeable, informed and efficient service tailored to your unique needs. Our promise is that you can reach us right away, without delay. Your urgency is our urgency.
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Meet Our Team
Our leadership team is dedicated to being your efficient, intelligent and reliable logistics partner at every stage of your growth. The success of R.S. Express is tied to our customers’ success and helping them achieve their goals. It is our core belief that treating our customers honestly, fairly and with transparency determines our effectiveness. For 30 years we have successfully provided innovative supply chain solutions by building long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring their satisfaction for the duration. R.S Express has provided examples of the solutions we’ve created and invite you to read some of our case studies.
Kevin came to Chicago from California in 1989 and before RS Express, spent eight years living and working in Cincinnati, Chicago and Los Angeles for now-defunct MSAS. Kevin met his wife in San Francisco and came back to the Midwest "to get back to the change of seasons." The business was founded by his father READ MORE
While we've got quite the collection of bearded team members, Josh is the winner, having started with a goatee and sideburns and letting it go - and grow - throughout the pandemic and beyond. Clients, he observes, are accepting of the current-day reality of rates and service, but continues educating and sharing with them market READ MORE
With a decade of service at RS Express and a lifetime in the industry, Linda loves it here and hopes she can retire with us - but not anytime soon! Linda echoes the observation of how technology has changed logistics. From her perspective as a customs broker, the demand for original documents moving from place READ MORE
When Michael became a part of RS back in 2015, it was his first job in the logistics field. He does a number of things during the day including breakbulk, keying in entries to be transmitted by the brokerage department and some dispatching of cargo for pickup and delivery. He loves the data entry part READ MORE
One of the longest-tenured RS employees, Tim joined the company in 2000 when he was working in a warehouse and "through sheer dumb luck," came to us when he went to a headhunter who placed him. Over those two-plus decades, Tim reflects that the biggest change has been technology, but even those changes still pose READ MORE
R.S. Express, Inc. has over 25 years of experience providing small to medium businesses with global logistics services. Our services include: customs brokerage and trade services, freight forwarding, outsources logistics, global logistics, and wine logistics. While leveraging our global logistics infrastructure and utilizing our dedicated team, we are able to provide our customers with the attention needed to achieve their goals. Please contact R.S. Express, Inc. to further discuss our ability to help with your logistics needs.
A Middle Eastern beverage bottler was having significant line-down problems. Its’ suppliers were not following shipping instructions, preparing documents properly, and shipping products in a timely manner. We took over their supply chain function and complied with mandated order requirements and processed all orders. In also acting as the customer’s shipping agent, we interacted with suppliers and required them to submit all orders through us to ensure that packaging was correct. We also alerted the end-user customers to the receipt of goods and met all customer shipment requirements. This enabled our customer to provide excellent service to their customers and increased end-user customer satisfaction.
A German Road Construction Equipment manufacturer experienced a high damage rate during the loading and unloading of shipments with its previous partner. We designed and fabricated a unique armature which allowed forklifts to move the machine quickly and easily. The new armature virtually eliminated the number of damaged units and enabled the manufacturer to deliver its units to their customers without the use of special vehicles.
An Australian dental products manufacturer needed a supply chain partner who could provide real-time pick and pack services to match its dental office customers’ requirements. In working with us, the manufacturer was able to control its marginal costs by matching our supply chain resources to its business needs. We incurred the fixed costs of labor and warehousing instead of the manufacturer during slower times in their business cycle. In outsourcing its pick and pack services to us, we successfully reduce the manufacturers’ overhead and efficiently deliver their products to their customers to their complete satisfaction.