Average Pay: $1,400 a week
Schedule / Home Time: Home Daily. Mainly afternoon runs starting at 12pm some early runs possible. Some weekend work possible.
Sign- On Bonus: $5k
Equipment Type(s): Tanker
Driver Activity: Driver will mainly do drop and hook with some live unloads. There will be 3-4 loads a day.
Operating Area: Peoria, IL
Hiring Areas: Chicago, IL
CDL Class: Class A
NFI Division: Dedicated Trucking
Orientation: Local, IL
NFI Operating Center: 844
Recruiter: Lakeisha @ 888-991-4488
All NFI Drivers Are Eligible For:
Immediate Benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, Rx
401(k) with Match
Start accruing PTO after 90 days of employment
Quarterly & Annual Safety Bonus
$2000 Driver Referral Bonus
Clean Roadside Inspection Bonus
Local On-Site Orientations
Technology & Equipment:
Average Tractor Age Less Than 2.5 Years
Collision Mitigation Systems
24 / 7 / 365 Driver Support
Family-owned and operated since 1932
Continued Reinvestment in People & Equipment
Long-Term Customer Contracts & Relationships
Consistent Pay & Schedules
Opportunities for Advancement -Trainer, Dispatch Operations
Driving for NFI
NFI basic driver qualifications include:
Minimum 21 years of age
Current Class A CDL from your state of residence
Six (6) months of relevant Class A commercial driving experience or Recent Graduate from an Affiliated Truck Driving School
Acceptable references from past employers
Meet all DOT qualifications
Pass a DOT physical, including DOT drug screen
NFI Driver Expectations:
Perform all duties safely and responsibly
Following all federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or customer rules, standards and guidelines
Physically capable to perform all job duties
Reporting problems with your equipment, as well as accidents, traffic violations, and damage before and after route
While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg. The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area
NFI is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company 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 a tanker/fuel transport driver?
Tanker equipment is designed for hauling various types of liquids and gases ranging from water to gasoline to hydrogen or other chemicals. Tankers include trailer used exclusively for the purpose of hauling liquids and flatbed trailers with tanks secured to the trailer.
What characteristics does a tanker driver need?
A tanker driver must accept an extremely high level of responsibility and exercise equally extreme caution when hauling and offloading liquids or gases. Some chemical hauled in tankers can be environmentally-hazardous if released, and other may be deadly — sometime for a considerable distance and requiring evacuations of neighborhoods or business districts. The liability a driver and employer hold when hauling and offloading hazardous materials requires high levels of insurance as well as high premiums. Tanker drivers are not going to be hired if inexperienced or with records of questionable driving behavior.
Tanker drivers must also be detailed in record-keeping. Reading gauges as materials is loaded, hauled, and offloading is important to know how much of a tank’s capacity is delivered to what locations and if gauges indicate leaks. Hazardous material transportation laws can be strict.
What endorsements do tanker drivers need?
Tanker drivers are required to hold the (N) Tanker endorsement, and it is advised to obtain the (H) Hazardous Materials endorsement or (X) Hazardous Material-Tanker combination endorsement. With the endorsement tanker drivers will be limited in the liquids they can haul.
For more information about Tanker 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.
Local Routes are shorter and cover a smaller (usually local) geographic area. Local Route drivers are home every night and have a regular daily route including several stops to offload cargo. Companies servicing restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and high-volume retail outlets are frequently included in a local route on a daily or semi-regular basis.