new driver in Chicago

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Chicago123456, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    I have many friends working for small to mid size smart companies owned by Polish or Russians. They make 2000-2300 a week as a driver easy 3k miles, 70c a mile. They cut corners everywhere, combining loads doing stuff u never heard off but ..these days u cannot make a living going straight. Politicians took over everything. . They have 10-15yrs of experience. That’s the standard for somebody qualified. If you make less than that your employer is robbing u. plain simple. I have absolutely no chance speaking with those companies. They need good experienced people. Megacarriers pay half of that that’s why they still need fresh blood. I could find something even part time just a matter of time. U go to swifts, werners cfi and other jokes just to gain experience and get the hell out of there after a year…
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    You obviously have ALL OF THE ANSWERS!!! Why in the #### are you here asking for advice???:banghead:
     
  4. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    For someone with no direct experience in the industry you sure do seem to have it all figured out. I will say i believe you'll be hard pressed to find what youre looking for. Good luck
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The track record of these companies you speak of, is not very good. The corners they cut usually involve operating legalities, poor equipment maintenance, as well as paying mostly on a 1099.
    And as far as working part time, if you work another job and hope to drive a drive on your off days, you know you have to include all hours worked in your Hours of Service totals. Your regular job hours are included in your 70 hours in 8 day total. You can't drive after 70 total hours until you get a reset or at least get enough recap hours back to do you any good.
     
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    Texnmidwest Light Load Member

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    It's only illegal if ya get caught!
     
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    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Good luck finding part time trucking gig as a driver with no experience in Chicago.
     
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  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    No experience, part time driver for Vladimir &Co. out of Chicago. What could possibly go wrong?:biggrin_25523:
     
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  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    No offense, but you honestly don't know what's going on out there in the industry at large.

    I'm not one to brag about anything, but I made enough money that it made my hair stand up on my arms this week.

    There's money out here. A lot of it. Just not in the beginning, and not at the bottom of the industry.
     
  10. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    Roehl is hiring local drivers
     
  11. solitary_con

    solitary_con Light Load Member

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    Your only chance of employment is with one of the yard jockey companies, and they might want at least three months experience.
     
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