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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Paschall Truck Lines Inc - Oak Park, IL
Truck Driver - No Experience Needed & Sign-On Bonus!Earn More Starting OutDon't Wait, Call Now! 888-758-9047There's no better place to start your truck driving career, because at PTL you don't...
Posted 6 days ago
Knight Transportation - Addison, 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 1 day ago
Ruan - Rockford, IL
This truck driving position based in Rockford, IL, will serve various steel customers.  Drivers will assist with dedicated flatbed accounts nationwide - must be willing to travel. There is a $6000month guarantee on this
Posted 8 days ago
KLLM Transport - Chicago, IL
REGIONAL LTL RUNS$5000 Sign On Bonus!for experienced drivers Paid out within 30 days of 1st dispatch!Out 5 and Home 2 Days!PAID ORIENTATIONGREAT PAYFULL BENEFITSCDL-A REQUIRED
Posted 13 days ago
Elite Carriers - Chicago, IL
Seeking Over The Road Dry Van Company Drivers in Chicago, Illinois! Elite Carriers LLC is committed to outstanding customer service and driver safety. From the drivers to the maintenance shop and office, Elite...
Posted 19 hours ago
Arnold Transportation Services - Chicago, IL
We have Increased Our Orientation Pay and Our Assurance Pay Package! * Super Regional Drivers will now receive Assurance PAY of $1,000.00, Earn up to $0.48 CPM and get home every other weekend for 48...
Posted 1 day ago
Arnold Transportation Services - Dekalb, IL
We have Increased Our Orientation Pay and Our Assurance Pay Package! * Super Regional Drivers will now receive Assurance PAY of $1,000.00, Earn up to $0.48 CPM and get home every other weekend for 48...
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 7 days ago
Knight Transportation - Algonquin, 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 1 day ago
Star Transportation, Inc. - Mount Vernon, IL
Dedicated truck driving jobs with high miles & weekly home time. That’s Star power, dedicated to you! Star Transportation is now hiring experienced Class-A CDL truck drivers for career opportunities in our...
Posted 7 days ago
Star Transportation, Inc. - Mount Vernon, IL
Dedicated truck driving jobs with high miles & weekly home time. That’s Star power, dedicated to you! Star Transportation is now hiring experienced Class-A CDL truck drivers for career opportunities in our...
Posted 7 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - North Chicago, IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road truck drivers to join their national fleet in North Chicago, Illinois....
Posted 5 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 to join their national fleet in Illinois.  Crete Carrier...
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 to join their national fleet in Illinois. On...
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 to join their national fleet in Illinois.  Crete Carrier...
Posted 14 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - Bloomington, IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Dry Van truck drivers to join their national fleet in Bloomington,...
Posted 5 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Dry Van truck drivers to join their national fleet in Illinois....
Posted 5 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - Kankakee, IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road truck drivers to join their national fleet in Kankakee, Illinois. On...
Posted 5 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - Bloomington, IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road truck drivers to join their national fleet in Bloomington, Illinois. On...
Posted 5 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - IL
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road truck drivers to join their national fleet in Illinois. On this...
Posted 5 days ago
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