Looking For Local Opportunity In My Area

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Brac's Comment
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I have been working a Midwest regional route for the last three months. This is my first driving job. I am in Northern Illinois (McHenry County) and am wondering if anyone out there is also from here and knows a good local company that offers home daily jobs. Thanks in advance.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

PackRat's Comment
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Standard advice here is to stick with your first company for at least one year. You will gain experience and show dedication to a prospective employer by not job-hopping.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I know there are some LTL companies in Elgin, I can not think of any large companies in that area otherwise.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Dave Reid's Comment
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Try to stay at least a year where you are if you possibly can. At that point ask if they have an opportunity to keep you close.

If that doesn't work out for you, local gigs are usually advertised on Craigslist.

Food service, fuel delivery, and the like usually have local delivery opportunities, but best not to get into those until you have more experience.

I have been working a Midwest regional route for the last three months. This is my first driving job. I am in Northern Illinois (McHenry County) and am wondering if anyone out there is also from here and knows a good local company that offers home daily jobs. Thanks in advance.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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