Intermodal Truck Driver - Chicago

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  1. rowekmr

    rowekmr Light Load Member

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    I saw this job posted with home daily time for drivers with at least 3 months experience. I am a low experience driver looking to enter the field and learn as much as I can while not living on the road. They have a few recruiting events coming up I plan to attend but wanted to hear driver's experience. Anyone have experience with this position?
     
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  3. Mooseontheloose

    Mooseontheloose Light Load Member

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    PSA: Look out, here it comes the avalanche, you’re about to get it!

    The following is what happens when you ask about Intermodal:
     
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  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    The days of the renegade rail haulers are pretty much over, it's actually a pretty respectable job right now. Equipment has gotten better, thanks to inspections, facilities much better, and most is all local work, just don't expect anyone to help you. I did Chicago rail yards for almost 5 years 20 years ago, when things were really bad. Lot of goods move by container, you'll never be short of work.
     
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  5. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

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    You’ll make decent money learn the trade correct way with SNI. I’ve talked to intermodal drivers at pilot near Gary some grossed close to 1900 a week home daily account.
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I can confirm this. Schneider taught me the right way to do everything, I kept my nose clean, and now I work for a pretty good company. They were a decent set of training wheels.
     
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  7. rowekmr

    rowekmr Light Load Member

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    I went to their job fair and was surprised I was the only driver applicant there when I walked in. I brought the printed out post for the job that required 3 months and the recruiter told me my experience was too old and not consistent. He recommended I take refresher training at a CDL school so I asked them which ones do they work with and he gave me a list of 4. I called one that had an opening for the end of the month so I plan on going there and brush up on my skills and earn a certificate that they and other might recognize since I am not a graduate of a CDL school.

    I checked the job listing today and they changed it to not requiring 3 months experience so I called the recruiter back and he said to apply and call him once I start the refresher training and I should be good.
     
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  8. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I did Chicago intermodal as an O/O in the late 90's. I hope the situation has improved since then. The rail yards were located in lousy neighborhoods ( except the BNSF in Hodgkins, and the IC in Lansing), and the equipment was less than stellar,
     
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