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:

Get yourself the financial freedom and professional independence you know you deserve and start your new career as a company driver today!

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Crete Carrier - Springfield, IL
Crete Carrier is currently hiring professional Dry Van truck drivers near Springfield, Illinois to join our Midwest Regional Fleet.  As a driver on this fleet, you will primarily operate in a five...
Posted 14 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - IL
Experience the open road and earn top pay while doing it.  Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Reefer truck drivers in Illinois to join their national fleet.  On this fleet,...
Posted 14 days ago
Marten Transport - Chicago, IL
Marten Transport now has opportunities for drivers running on its dry van fleet. Drop and hook, power lane freight with weekly home time!!! Marten sets the standard for: Top pay Weekly home time Automatic...
Posted 3 days ago
Fraley & Schilling, Inc - IL
Fraley and Schilling wants to be the last place you drive. We understand the challenges the trucking industry brings which is why we've built each of our programs with your...
Posted 8 days ago
Off-Spec Solutions, LLC - IL
Over the Road Position 54 Cents Per Mile Off-Spec Solutions is a locally owned and operated trucking company that is looking to add only the best Full and Part time OTR...
Posted 14 hours ago
Off-Spec Solutions, LLC - IL
Over the Road Position 54 Cents Per Mile Off-Spec Solutions is a locally owned and operated trucking company that is looking to add only the best Full and Part time OTR...
Posted 14 hours ago
Werner Enterprises - IL
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Bulk Company Drivers in Illinois. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 1 day ago
Werner Enterprises - IL
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Van Company Drivers in Illinois. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 1 day ago
CFI - IL
CFI is looking for experienced solo and team company truck drivers. Average annual income for solo drivers is $50,617 and for team drivers is $111,410 (per team).* With our 2015 driver pay increase...
Posted 12 days ago
Werner Enterprises - IL
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Van Company Drivers in Illinois. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 5 days ago
Crete Carrier - Charleston, IL
Crete Carrier is currently hiring professional Dry Van truck drivers near Charleston, Illinois to join our Midwest Regional Fleet.  As a driver on this fleet, you will primarily operate in a five...
Posted 14 hours ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Rockford, IL
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 16 hours ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Chicago, IL
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
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Forward Air Transportation Services - Bloomington, IL
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
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Roadrunner Transportation Systems - Chicago, IL
CDL-A Company Truck Drivers - Dedicated Opportunities CDL-A Company Truck Drivers - Dedicated Opportunities Roadrunner Offers: $.42/mileā€¦.$1,050+/week Home Weekly Dedicated Lanes NEW Late Model Equipment ...
Posted 5 days ago
Triple D Supply - IL
OTR Drivers Run all 48 states Flexible Home Time .38 a mile starting pay up to .45 a mile 3000 miles a week No NYC APPLY NOW or call a recruiter today!
Posted 7 days 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 14 days ago
Pride Transport - , IL
APPLY TODAY AT PRIDE TRANSPORT! STARTING BASE BAY: $0.385 CPM!   At Pride Transport we know who keeps us rolling, it’s our drivers!!! Our leadership has always understood that our trucking company...
Posted 9 days ago
American Central Transport - IL
TOP PAY UP TO 52¢ PER MILE! $3,000 Sign On Bonus! 90 YEARS OLD AND STILL YOUNG AT HEART! Just because we’ve been running the roads since 1926, don’t get the idea that...
Posted 6 days ago
American Central Transport - IL
TOP PAY UP TO 52¢ PER MILE! $3,000 Sign On Bonus! 90 YEARS OLD AND STILL YOUNG AT HEART! Just because we’ve been running the roads since 1926, don’t get the idea that...
Posted 14 hours ago
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