Toll Free:877.GERTSEN | Phone:708.343.5220 | Fax:708.343.5757

Intermodal Motor Carrier:

Over 40 years of Intermodal Experience
Gertsen services the Chicago and Detroit ramps
Bonded Carrier
Haz Mat and Tanker endorsed drivers
Tri Axles available

Gertsen Interstate Systems is an intermodal motor carrier with locations throughout the Midwest. The primary function of Gertsen is to supply our customers with services that exceed their needs and expectations. Gertsen Interstate Systems is a family owned business that specializes in the movement of international freight containers.
Our mission is to be an industry leader. We are committed to continuously improving our quality of service to ensure customer satisfaction. By dedicating ourselves to constantly improve our system of operation, we will increase our opportunities for long-term growth and profitability, ensuring continuity for our customers and employees.

We are hiring!

About Us

In the early 1890’s, a young entrepreneur from Denmark named Nels Gertsen decided to settle in Chicago and start a cartage company. Nels started out with a horse and wagon delivering general goods and commodities throughout the sand and cobblestone streets of Chicago. With determination and a strong, will to succeed Nels managed to expand this horse and wagon team into several teams. In 1912, his eight-year-old son Everett Nels Gertsen was introduced into the cartage business. Everett’s job was to feed and groom the horses, as well as maintain the barn while his father was hauling goods. In the late 1920’s, Everett eventually stepped into his father’s shoes as president of Gertsen Cartage Company and dedicated himself and the company to improve on the quality of service available to the trucking industry. With the birth of Everett’s two sons, Everett Nels Gertsen Jr. and Randall Gertsen, yet another generation of Gertsens were being introduced into the ever-changing world of the trucking industry. With the same drive and dedication that their father had, they continued to improve on the quality of service available to the trucking industry. Over the years, Gertsen Cartage Company has grown from a one-man horse and wagon team into a fleet of interstate tractors now known as Gertsen Interstate Systems, Inc. Today, third generation Randy Gertsen and fourth generation Steven and Chris Gertsen continue to carry on the dedication and commitment that Nels Gertsen did over 125 years ago. Recently, the fifth generations of Gertsens has become involved in the family business and continue to keep the spirit of their great, great grandfather alive.

Clearly, they have become a leading authority in the trucking industry. With the latest equipment and dedicated employees, Gertsen Interstate Systems, Inc. has committed itself to service and quality that the Gertsen name stands for now and into the future.

People

ILLINOIS OFFICE

  • Randy Gertsen President
  • Russ Carey M&R Department
  • Steven Gertsen Safety Director & Sales Manager
  • Chris Gertsen Accounting Department
  • Barbara Steinbach Billing & Accounting Department
  • Doug Engbers Safety Supervisor & Human Resources

ILLINOIS OPERATIONS

  • Brian Roberts Regional Operations Manager
  • Gail Kaminski Operations Customer Service
  • Mary Webb Operations Customer Service

ILLINOIS MECHANICS

  • Archie Dubose Mechanic
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MICHIGAN OFFICE

  • Mark Rieger Michigan Operations Manager
  • Chuck Blackburn Michigan Night Dispatch
  • Cheri Douglas Michigan & Illinois Dispatch
  • Nancy Johnson Michigan Office Manager
  • Derek Carey M&R Department
  • Russ Carey Michigan Mechanic
  • Dennis Mallette Dispatch

Contact Us

GERTSEN INTERSTATE SYSTEMS, INC.

3000 Hirsch Street
Melrose Park , IL 60160
Toll Free: 877.GERTSEN
Phone: 708.343.5220
Fax: 708.343.5757
 

BRIAN ROBERTS

(Regional Operations Manager)
3000 Hirsch Street
Melrose Park , IL 60160
Phone: 708.343.9050
Fax Phone: 708.343.5757
Contact Hours:
M-F 7:00am to 6:00pm cst

RANDY GERTSEN

3000 Hirsch Street
Melrose Park , IL 60160
Phone: 708.343.5220
Fax: 708.343.5757
Contact Hours:
M-F 7:00am to 5:00pm cst

MARK RIEGER

(Michigan Operations Manager)
13608 East Michigan Avenue
Galesburg , Mi 49053
Phone: 269.968.9900
Fax Phone: 269.968.9912
Contact Hours:
M-F 4:00am to 4:00pm est

Directions

GERTSEN INTERSTATE SYSTEMS, INC. (ILLINOIS)

Gertsen is located at 3000 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160. We are 1 block south of North Avenue on 30th Street. One-half mile east of Manheim (Route 45).

GERTSEN INTERSTATE SYSTEMS, INC. (MICHIGAN)

The office is located at 13608 East Michigan Avenue, Galesburg, Michigan 49053. This terminal is located on the south side of Interstate I-94 at exit 88 (Climax). Heading east on 94 exit at the Climax exit take the second left (East Michigan Avenue) and drive 1/2 east to our terminal. Heading west on 94 exit at the Climax exit and go underneath inerstate I-94 to the second left (East Michigan Avenue) and drive 1/2 mile to our terminal. The terminal is located on the right hand side of East Michigan Avenue. 13608 East Michigan Avenue, Galesburg, Michigan, 49053.