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Illinois Over The Road Trucking Job Experienced OTR Truck Drivers Wanted

Since 1925, Brakebush Transportation has been employing long-haul truck drivers to haul across the country to deliver our freshly frozen chicken. If you're looking for a job career that takes care of hard-working employees with fair compensation, apply online today. We're hiring truck drivers in Illinois and across the country to fill urgent roles.

We're searching for experienced, professional drivers with excellent driving records to join us at our Illinois branch. We understand the importance of having time off each week, so our drivers are given enough time off to spend at home each week.

OTR Trucking Job in IL

Not A Typical Long Haul Trucking Job

Brakebush Transportation specializes in delivering frozen chicken products across the country. We provide our qualified CDL-A drivers with well-maintained rigs and the best logistics support in the business. Exceptional compensation and bonus opportunities are standard. All experienced CDL truck drivers are encouraged to apply. View our pay structures and benefits below. Apply now or contact us with 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: $.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 Ten paid holidays per calendar year
  • Optional add-ons: Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Short Term Disability & Illness Plan
    Long Term Disability & Illness Plan

Long Haul Truck Driving Career in Illinois


Get the pay and benefits you deserve as an experienced long-haul truck driver. Joining the Brakebush Transportation division is can be a fulfilling CDL trucking career. No matter if 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