new driver in Chicago

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  1. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    Taking my CDL exam in December. Hoping to start as soon as I get the CDL license. No experience. I would like to get into local Chicago part time (cannot do OTR or regional). Who would take me with no experience part time ? mega carriers only or there are smaller companies in Chicago who would take a chance on me ? credit score 750, clean DMV, clean background and no problem passing drug test.
     
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  3. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

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    Schneider has local tanker positions for new drivers in the Chicago area but I doubt they will take you part time. Reach out to a recruiter.
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Stay away from working a job that pays on a 1099. Lot of somewhat shady companies doing that in Chicagoland. Maybe look into some staffing agencies like Trillium. @Chinatown will be along and he may have some ideas. Good luck in your search.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Trillium is a good company to contact and hired cdl and non-cdl drivers.
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  6. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    Knight told me to f off. Swift does not have anything local part time. Werner said forget it. will check on CR England and Schneider.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    What was Trillium's answer?
    Many drivers go there because you work when you want to.
     
  8. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    i heard "driver pulse" app is pretty good.
     
  9. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    What in the world made you think you could be a part time driver off the hop with no experience or contacts/friends in the industry. Just ain't happening. This is a full time +30 hours job and always has been.
     
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  10. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    yeah whatever ...that's why utube is full of idiots driving for megacariers doing dumbest #### ever. nobody wants to drive anymore...money just aint there. if u have other source of income local part time is fine
     
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  11. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    The kind of investment required on the part of the company is just not conducive to part timers. Insurance, drug testing, and training. It just doesn't work part time. Especially as a newbie.

    Just telling you the truth.
     
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