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Reefer Trucking Jobs in Illinois Experienced OTR Truck Drivers Wanted

At Brakebush, we take pride in our work and our drivers. Brakebush has been committed to offering unmatched benefits and services since our beginning in 1925. Each truck in our private fleet features fuel-efficient, driver-friendly equipment such as Large O/O spec'd Sleeper Cabs, Scale & Toll Bypasses, HD TVs, and more. To maintain driver safety, we also provide two full-service shops with expert technicians that service equipment at a high standard. 

We are looking for experienced, professional drivers with excellent driving records to join us as an OTR driver at our Illinois branch. We understand how important life outside of work is, and we make sure our drivers are given enough time off to spend at home each week.

Reefer Trucking Jobs Illinois

About our Truck Driving Company

Brakebush Transportation is a trucking company that specializes in frozen chicken product delivery. We provide CDL-A drivers with well-maintained rigs and the best logistics support in the business. We can offer exceptional compensation and high salaries for qualified candidates. All experienced drivers with a valid CDL-A license are encouraged to apply to Brakebush. Below are our pay structures and benefits. Apply now or contact us if you have any questions.


Brakebush is hiring in all Illinois counties including:

Cook County | DuPage County | Lake County | Will County | Kane County | McHenry County | Winnebago County | Madison County

Pay Rate:

  • Base Rate: $.56 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Performance Incentive: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Per Diem: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • $.05 per mi. (East Coast Premium)

+ Bonuses:

  • Stop Pay: $30.00 for dispatched stop
  • $15 per hour detention pay after two hours
  • $12.50 per hour layover pay with a 24 - hour maximum of $165
  • Quarterly Safety Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Miles
  • Quarterly Fuel Mileage Bonus: top achievers generally earn more than $500.00 per quarter
  • PC Miles Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Mile
  • Annual Safety Bonus: After driving 250,000 safely, drivers can receive an additional $.001 per mile for all safe driving miles driven in career at company.


Brakebush received National Health Care Award for 2019 by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

  • Health Insurance Health Saving plan & FLEX plan available
  • Life Insurance Basic term - company will provide coverage of $10,000 with option to purchase more
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • DOT Physical Reimbursement
  • Wellness Center for employees and family on medical plan
  • Paid Benefit Time (Vacation/Sick Days) 0 - 2 years: 13 days/yr
    2 - 10 years: 18 days/yr
    10 - 18 years: 23 days/yr
    18+ years: 28 days/yr
  • 401k - Company match
  • Holiday Pay Eight paid holiday per calendar year
  • Optional add-ons: Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Short Term Disability & Illness Plan
    Long Term Disability & Illness Plan

Long Haul Trucking Jobs Illinois


Over the road reefer trucking jobs at Brakebush offer excellent pay with complimentary bonuses and benefits. Brakebush offers more than just a job to drivers. We create a fulfilling CDL driving career which honors regular time at home each week. Whether you’re in Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, or even Joliet and Rockford, Brakebush Transportation has an opportunity for Illinois truck drivers.


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Driving Distance to our Nearest HQ for Reefer Trucking Careers in Illinois

Reefer driving jobs (starting location) Distance to our closest HQ (Wisconsin) Driving distance in hours
Chicago 197 miles 3 hours
Aurora 197 miles 2.6 hours
Naperville 197 miles 3 hours
Joliet 212 miles 3.1 hours
Rockford 123 miles 1.9 hours
Springfield 316 miles 4.6 hours
Elgin 161 miles 2.1 hours
Peoria 251 miles 3.9 hours
Champaign 301 miles 4.1 hours
Waukegan 175 miles 2.5 hours
Cicero 198 miles 3 hours
Bloomington 248 miles 3.6 hours
Arlington Heights 176 miles 2.5 hours
Bolingbrook 202 miles 2.9 hours
Evanston 194 miles 3 hours
Schaumburg 171 miles 2.5 hours
Decatur 296 miles 4.4 hours
Palatine 175 miles 2.5 hours
Skokie 199 miles 2.9 hours
Des Plaines 184 miles 2.6 hours