CDL A Company Drivers in Rockford, IL
Minimum weekly pay, guaranteed home every weekend
DTS Dedicated drivers and crew are award-winning professionals – the best in the business.
Headquartered in Davenport, IA, DTS is a female owned and operated, family-oriented company known for excellence, honesty, integrity, and respect. We are proud, hard-working Americans.
We have earned the opportunity we receive here. Will you become one of the best?
- All miles paid, loaded or empty, up to 55 cpm
- Home Every Weekend for at least 36-48 hours between Fri & Mon
- Home Daily in Select Locations
- 75% drop and hook, 100% No Touch Freight
- Bonus Pay: Extra stop pay, detention pay, layover pay, breakdown pay
- Paid Vacation Time
- 401K with match
- Orientation Pay: $100 per day for 3 days plus all meals, transportation, and lodging
- Newer models Pro Star Internationals with Cummins power
- Guaranteed Home for Christmas
- Bring a rider or pets from day one
- Also available: the BEST LEASE program in the country
- Female owned and operated, family-oriented company
- Class A CDL
- 1 year experience
- Good Driving Record
- At least 22 years of age
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other general advantages to truck driving jobs in Rockford. 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.
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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 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.
Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.