Truck Driving Jobs in Illinois

Truck driving jobs in Illinois will increase over the next decade as the demand also grows for transported goods as our economy boosts. Being a truck driver in Illinois is extremely rewarding, well paying, and offers many opportunities to see the open road and beautiful landmarks. Being a company driver is perfect for those fresh out of driving school because you will be able to experience all aspects the truck driving job industry has to offer and see which one fits you. While searching for truck driving jobs in Illinois keep in mind being able to visit Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, and Chinatown! Truck companies across the nation are constantly searching for dry van, dry bulk, and reefer drivers; no matter how bad the economy, there will always be loads that need to be delivered!

What to expect in an Illinois truck-driving job:

The salary of a company driver job in Illinois can range anywhere from $40,000 to upwards of $70,000 a year, depending on the type of driving, experience, and endorsements. Company drivers, unlike owner operators, have the option to work a local, regional, or over-the-road run. Larger companies also give drivers the freedom to switch the type of run they want to do. For example, a driver has been doing local runs for a few years but is ready to go over-the-road; that driver just needs to apply for the position, they do not need to seek employment elsewhere.

Be conscious that the background checks can be very time consuming. Previous employment must be verified along with your driving record from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, each company you worked for must provide a DOT report from either human resources or the safety department. Companies seeking to hire drivers in Illinois also need to be aware that they will most likely have to undergo a physical exam prior to driving. All of these things could take a few weeks from the day you apply until you are offered a position.

Benefits of a company-driving career:

  • You pick your route; local, regional, or over-the-road
  • Working with a company provides steady work; owner operators may have to wait on contracts
  • If there are certifications or endorsements needed, sometimes a company will pay for it
  • Being a company driver means you are eligible for bonuses
  • You are not financially responsible for repairs and maintenance to the truck

Types of Endorsements

In order to land a truck-driving job in Illinois, you must begin by training to get your CDL. Truck driving training can be done in as short as 4-6 weeks. Depending on what kind of company driver job you want, you may need more than just your CDL. Here is a list of common endorsements:

  • HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials Endorsement)
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Air Brake Endorsement

Keep in mind that other certifications may be necessary to haul certain items.

Helpful Links

If you have specific questions, call your states Department of Transportation or visit their website. Here is a helpful link for CDL and other information:

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Knight Transportation - Kankakee, IL
Chicago Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has stayed true to...
Posted 5 days ago
Paschall Truck Lines Inc - Mattoon, IL
CDL Truck Drivers - Earn Top Pay Plus RetirementEarn Up to $85,000/yr & Ownership in the Company!Don't Wait, Call Now! 877-898-1599Earn more than just a pay check when you drive...
Posted 8 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 23 hours ago
Swift Transportation - IL
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 3 days ago
Swift Transportation - Chicago, IL
Looking for stability with predictable pay? Swift’s dedicated local routes driving positions offer just that. With a consistent customer base, you’ll know where you’re going and establish relationships with customers...
Posted 1 day ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 23 hours ago
Swift Transportation - IL
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
Posted 23 hours ago
LTI Trucking Services - IL
Whether you’re a company driver or owner operator, solo or team, experienced or new, we have the right fleet and personalized fleet manager for you. Do you want miles or...
Posted 2 days ago
Millis Transfer - IL
Certified Top-Pay Carrier. Numerous Award Winner. Over 80 Years Experience. 100% Driver Focused. Millis Transfer isn’t the typical trucking company. Ask any of our drivers and you’ll quickly understand that...
Posted 7 days ago
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. - Peoria, IL
Class A CDL Teams needed for round trip dedicated lanes with weekly home time. 100% no touch freight and 100% drop and hook. Comprehensive benefit package and 401(k) offered with benefits...
Posted 1 day ago
Crete Carrier - Joliet, IL
Crete Carrier is currently hiring professional Dry Van truck drivers near Joliet, Illinois to join our Midwest Regional Fleet.  As a driver on this fleet, you will primarily operate in a five...
Posted 3 days ago
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. - Freeport, IL
Class A CDL Teams needed for round trip dedicated lanes with weekly home time. 100% no touch freight and 100% drop and hook. Comprehensive benefit package and 401(k) offered with benefits...
Posted 1 day ago
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. - Alexander, IL
Class A CDL team drivers needed for OTR runs out of the Morton, Illinois area. These positions offer weekly home time, a comprehensive benefit package, 401(k) and much more. Static...
Posted 3 days ago
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. - Effingham, IL
Class A CDL team drivers needed for OTR runs out of the Morton, Illinois area. These positions offer weekly home time, a comprehensive benefit package, 401(k) and much more. Static...
Posted 3 days ago
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. - Alhambra, IL
Class A CDL team drivers needed for OTR runs out of the Morton, Illinois area. These positions offer weekly home time, a comprehensive benefit package, 401(k) and much more. Static...
Posted 3 days ago
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