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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. Our commitment to offering unmatched benefits and services has continued since our early days in 1925. Each truck in our private fleet features fuel-efficient, driver-friendly amenities that make life on the road more efficient and comfortable. Curious how much you can make? While your mileage may vary, many of our drivers regularly average over $100,000 annually.

We are looking for experienced, professional Illinois OTR drivers with excellent driving records to join us. We only ask you treat employees, suppliers, and other motorists on the road with respect.

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About Our Truck Driving Company

Brakebush Transportation is an industry leader in Brakebush poultry product delivery nationwide. We're a privately-owned company with no obligations to shareholders, so we pass the savings on to you. See more reasons why you might be a great fit with us including our full pay structures and benefits below. Apply now or contact us with questions—we'd love to hear from you.


Additional Reasons to Drive for Brakebush

  • Private fleet with newer trucks
  • Driver-friendly amenities including sleeper cabs, scale & toll bypass, and more
  • Top-rated logistics support
  • Offered regular time home of at least 36 hours
  • Rider and pet policies
  • & more!


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: $.60 per Practical Mile
  • Team Base Rate: $.33 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Performance Incentive: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Per Diem: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • East Coast Premium: $.10 per Practical Mile
  • Team East Coast Premium: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • Paid Weekly

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+ Bonuses:

  • $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 their career at the company.


NEW Progressive Stop Pay Schedule:

  • 1st Stop Single - $30
  • 1st Stop Team - $15
  • 2nd Stop Single - $50
  • 2nd Stop Team - $25
  • 3rd Stop Single - $100
  • 3rd Stop Team - $50
  • 4th Stop & Additional Single - $150
  • 4th Stop & Additional Team - $75


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

Illinois Trucking Facts

Now is a great time to be a truck driver, especially at Brakebush Transportation. Many of our team members average well above annual earnings for Illinois truck drivers. And with a growing inventory, we're continuing to hire more qualified drivers from across the state.


  • $73,065 average truck driver salary (2022)


  • +5% projected job growth of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2018-2028)


  • 70,240 estimated heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2020)


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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