Now Hiring Class A CDL OTR Company Teams in Chicago, IL
OTR Teams can earn up to $175,000 or much more. U.S. Xpress is serious about hiring Teams – $30,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Don’t have a team partner? We will help you find the right partner with our TEAM match program! Just fill out any of one our forms and we’ll help you get started immediately.
OTR Team Truck Driver Benefits:
- OTR Teams can earn up to $175,000 or much more
- $30,000 Sign On Bonus – Split
- Avg. 5,500 miles weekly or more
- Always drive the newest trucks 2019-2020
- Doubles Endorsement? Make EXTRA $$$ for every Double Load!
- Top Shop Priority
- Teams get top priority on all loads
- Mileage incentive up to an additional 14 CPM
- Scheduled and/or designated routes available
- Hazmat Teams earn $150 Extra per Hazmat load
- Full Ride College Tuition Program
- Stock purchase plan
- Paid orientation
- 1,250 watt inverter in every U.S. Xpress Truck
- Great Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K Match
- Bonus payouts subject to qualifications. Ask a recruiter for details.
- U.S. Xpress Full Ride Program – must be a first seat driver for U.S. Xpress while you and/or a family member is enrolled in college. Ask a recruiter for details.
OTR Team Truck Driver Qualifications:
- Must have CDL A
- 21 years or older
- 3 Months OTR Experience
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other general advantages to truck driving jobs in Chicago. Illinois offers truck drivers many opportunities since it borders the Great Lakes, which is a major freshwater waterway serving the Central US. Illinois ranks as the sixth busiest state in exports in the US, even without direct access to a seaport. Cross country routes make Illinois one of the Midwest’s most advantageous states for truck drivers to call home.
The information below provides insight into how working as a Team Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is a Team Driver?
A team driver is a driver operating with a partner who shares driving duties and other tasks with the other partner. Delivery is much faster than utilizing a single driver, as Hours of Service regulations can be met for one driver while the other is resting. Team drivers often consist of spouses driving together or partners in an owner-operator situation. Likewise, an owner-operator may hire on another driver for the sole purpose of serving as part of a two-man team.
In some cases, a team can be formed by two individuals who may own a truck together or when one works for the other driver. But more frequently team drivers are the result of carrier or company programs that pair up drivers to provide the benefits a team arrangement offers. Of course, these teams must be carefully selected and monitored. People do not get along for a variety of reasons. A team that gets along well, communicates, and has similar goals and expectations of the job is going to be far more efficient and productive than a team that does not like driving together.
What personal characteristics are need for Team Drivers?
There is nothing as important to team driving as the personal relationships built between the partners. Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Team Driver must be able to work day-in and day-out with a partner. You’ll likely recognize that a team driving arrangement complicates and trumps any other issue you may run into in terms of personal characteristics.
For additional information about Team Drivers, including what is a Team Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Team Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.