Illinois Trucking

There are trucking jobs in Illinois to suit any driver.  Whether you want local, regional, OTR to drive flatbed, tanker or heavy haul, you can find a trucking company in Illinois that hauls it.

What most of us dislike about Illinois as a trucker is the split speed limit.  At least some of those are are changed in some areas.

you can find a truck driving school or trucking job by search below.


Local CDL Training

Local CDL training can be found by searching below on the terms using your city plus trucking job.  Only do that after searching for community colleges near you to see if they have truck driving school



Cities in Illinois

People hear Illinois and think of Chicago mostly. That's what's so great about trucking. You see those other places. here are some of the other largest cities in Illinois.  Each of them will have truck traffic and terminals.

  • 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


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(Summary)


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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