Local Runs - Chicago Surrounding Area

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by RogerThat1976, Feb 8, 2024.

  1. RogerThat1976

    RogerThat1976 Bobtail Member

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    Hi! I’m new to this board. Have had my CDL for five years. Night driving is hard for me. Trying to find a local gig first or second shift and it is impossible right now. Anyone have any leads? I’m hard working, just can do overnights. Am open to every other day home but day driving preferred.
     
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    Welcome aboard. Can't go wrong with intermodal in the Windy. Much is regional, but I knew guys that just did crosstown moves, and made a killing, if you can handle traffic, that is. Either it's run at night or deal with traffic in the day. If you can't do nights, that limits things considerably. Most times, for me, it was pickup a wagon at 2am to deliver somewhere when they open. Fact is, just about all my trucking was that schedule. It's why I'm up at this hour, even retired.
     
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    I would think most roofing supply and lumber companies work mainly daylight hours...

    ABC Supply has lots of locations in the Chicago area, might look them up....
     
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    I do not have intermodal experience but willing to learn. Any idea on how to get training for intermodal? Every job I see requires experience. I’m eager to learn if given the chance.
     
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    Just apply even if it says experience required. You already know how to drive everything else is just learning how the company wants you to do things.
     
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    Jb hunt / Schneider will train u. Pretty easy once u get used to the rail yard.

    ABC supply u drive around in a flatbed and usually lifting Roofing shingles. Home depot is run thru cardinal or now ryder since they got bought out, same thing but with a Moffett and sometimes carrying flooring into houses.
     
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    Not much to learn, really. You bobtail to a rail yard, find your container, usually already mounted on a chassis, and have at it. Generally, the loads are heavy, and with limited places to scale, it can be frustrating.That's just one avenue, but intermodal about as basic as it gets.
     
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