Illinois CDL test facility recommendations

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by AlexRF10, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. AlexRF10

    AlexRF10 Bobtail Member

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    Oh ok I hear you. I’ll look into it and hope for the best.
     
  2. Wyldon

    Wyldon Bobtail Member

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    Driving thru Chicago tomorrow...I'll be waving at ya'll!
     
  3. EuropeanTrucker

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    Last year every company was desperate for drivers. I had job lined up before I even got my license. I don’t have “160 hour certificate” either.
     
  4. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Light Load Member

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    I passed it on my first try but the instructor said he almost failed me because I said something like ,” Press down brake until it the buzzer/light goes off” instead of “Fan down brakes until buzzer/light goes off”.
     
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  5. AlexRF10

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    That’s exactly an example of what I’m worried about. You clearly knew what you were talking about but a little thing like that could fail a driver. But at least you passed.

    By the way, would you happen to remember the companies you mentioned that may be willing to take on a new driver before I get my license? I’ve heard of European or Polish companies but didn’t get a name. I speak Polish if that helps.
     
  6. ichudov

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    I completely forgot that I wrote a big write-up about testing at Elk Grove CDL facility specifically. I never went to a trucking school in most things I have learned by myself or with help from my driver.

    CDL Test in Elk Grove DMV Illinois
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Here's one that will help you get your license: they're multi-lingual; maybe Russians and Polish.
    Patriot Transport, Inc. — Chicago trucking, drop and hook ...
     
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  8. AlexRF10

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    I actually stumbled across that link the other day. Great write up. I’m trying to go through the same route as you with learning.
     
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  9. AlexRF10

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    Thanks again for the link. Looks like there website says they require a license and trucking school diploma. That could be wrong so I’ll still look into them.
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Maybe they no longer train drivers with only a permit, but worth the phone call to find out.
     
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