Illinois Trucking

There are jobs in Illinois if your are interested in trucking for sure. What drivers used to hate most about driving in Illinois is now a thing of the past. Construction just outside one of Illinois largest cities on I80 south of Chicago and the 55 mph speed limit in most of the state. Aren't you luck to be getting in so late. Looking for a trucking job or school in Illinois check below or do a search.


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People hear Illinois and think of Chicago mostly. That's what's so great about trucking. You see hose other places. here are some of the other largest cities in Illinois.

  • Chicago, IL 2,851,268
  • Aurora, IL 172,945
  • Rockford, IL 157,280
  • Joliet, IL 147,633
  • Naperville,IL 143,663
  • Springfield, IL 118,033
  • Peoria, IL 115,520
  • Elgin, IL 107,521
  • Waukegan, IL 90,622
  • Champaign, IL 80,286

Illinois Trucking

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CDL Training

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The best route to your CDL depends on your situation.

If there is a community college near you, it may be your best choice.

However, there are many good private schools programs too. Some people will have no choice but attending trucking company training and many of those are good too. Some questions to ask...

  • How long will you have to drive for them to pay off the training?
  • What is the penalty for breaking contract? (If possible, don't break the contract.)
  • How many hours behind the wheel drive time
  • What expenses are you responsible for during training?
  • How much is pay after getting your CDL? Some pay is a set amount and some pay mileage. You just need to know what to expect.

    I just think it is important because most drivers assume they will be getting a regular trucker's salary. Often not true.

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