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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Triple D Supply - Springfield, IL
Teams with 2 years OTR experience 50 Cents per mile  Assigned Truck and Dispatcher Sign-on bonus Profit Sharing Flexible Home Time APPLY NOW or call a recruiter today!
Posted 1 day ago
Triple D Supply - Springfield, 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 Benefits of driving for Triple D: Saftey bonus Referral Bonus Mileage Bonus Fuel Bonus $1000 Dollar
Posted 1 day ago
Averitt Express - Burbank, IL
Now hiring Experienced Drivers with 1+ year of tractor trailer experience! If less than 1 year of solo driving experience, we have a training program tailored just for you. (See...
Posted 3 days ago
Midnite Express Inc. - IL
Hiring Dry Van Company Drivers in Illinois for OTR fleet. Midnite Express has been in business for 29 years and hold long relationships with many customers.  We provide outstanding service by professional...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Chicago, IL
Position: CDL Class A Company Driver to run a local pick-up and delivery in and around Des Plaines, IL.  Salary: $19.38 / hour Schedule: Part-time, Monday – Friday. Shifts average 5 hours /...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Chicago, IL
Position: CDL Class B Company Driver to run a local pick-up and delivery in and around Des Plaines, IL.  Salary: $17.26 / hour  Schedule: Part-time, Monday – Friday. Shifts average 5 hours /...
Posted 2 days ago
VISTA TRANS HOLDING, INC - IL
We have 2 locations containing: office, parking, shop & warehouse in NJ and IL   * We are looking for CLASS “A” Experienced Drivers for Step-decks, Flatbeds, Company Drivers, Owner Operators...
Posted 1 day ago
VISTA TRANS HOLDING, INC - IL
We have 2 locations containing: office, parking, shop & warehouse in NJ and IL   * We are looking for CLASS “A” Experienced Drivers for Step-decks, Flatbeds, Company Drivers, Owner Operators...
Posted 1 day ago
GetGo Transportation - Harvey, IL
GetGo Transportation is truly a carrier that “says what it does and does what it says”. Our drivers get home during the week and are off on weekends, unless you...
Posted 7 days ago
GetGo Transportation - Harvey, IL
GetGo Transportation is truly a carrier that “says what it does and does what it says”. Our drivers get home during the week and are off on weekends, unless you...
Posted 6 days ago
GetGo Transportation - IL
GetGo Transportation is truly a carrier that “says what it does and does what it says”. Our drivers get home during the week and are off on weekends, unless you...
Posted 1 day ago
GetGo Transportation - IL
GetGo Transportation is truly a carrier that “says what it does and does what it says”. Our drivers get home during the week and are off on weekends, unless you...
Posted 6 days ago
Triple D Supply - Chicago, 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 Benefits of driving for Triple D: Saftey bonus Referral Bonus Mileage Bonus Fuel Bonus $1000 Dollar
Posted 6 days ago
Triple D Supply - IL
Teams with 2 years OTR experience 50 Cents per mile  Assigned Truck and Dispatcher Sign-on bonus Profit Sharing Flexible Home Time APPLY NOW or call a recruiter today!
Posted 6 days ago
Triple D Supply - Chicago, IL
Teams with 2 years OTR experience 50 Cents per mile  Assigned Truck and Dispatcher Sign-on bonus Profit Sharing Flexible Home Time APPLY NOW or call a recruiter today!
Posted 6 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 2 days ago
JTL Carriers - Effingham, IL
Our family oriented carrier is currently seeking a safe, reliable, class 'A' Company Driver for Midwest OTR in Effingham, Illinois. Position is available immediately!  $1500 sign on bonus!! We are a carrier that...
Posted 2 days ago
JTL Carriers - Champaign, IL
Our family oriented carrier is currently seeking a safe, reliable, class 'A' Company Driver for Midwest OTR in Champaign, Illinois. Position is available immediately!  $1500 sign on bonus!! We are a carrier that...
Posted 2 days ago
JTL Carriers - Rockford, IL
Our family oriented carrier is currently seeking a safe, reliable, class 'A' Company Driver for Midwest OTR in Rockford, Illinois. Position is available immediately!  $1500 sign on bonus!! We are a carrier that...
Posted 2 days ago
JTL Carriers - Chicago, IL
Our family oriented carrier is currently seeking a safe, reliable, class 'A' Company Driver for Midwest OTR in Chicago, Illinois. Position is available immediately!  $1500 sign on bonus!! We are a carrier that...
Posted 2 days ago
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