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Employment Outlook

Here Are the Employment Realities 

Each trucking company has its own unique requirements and policies. Some even offer tuition assistance!  Be sure to review the Truck Company Information provided very carefully before enrolling.  

While demand for drivers is strong, consider possible challenges to future employment if you: 

  • Have had a drug, alcohol, or violent crime conviction in the past five years. 
  • More than one DUI on your driving record. 
  • Do not have a high school diploma or GED.  
  • Heartland Community College offers free GED prep classes. Please call (309) 268-8180 or email adult.education@heartland.edu to learn about your options.  
  • Para información en español: (309) 268-8266.  

NOTE: The Nussbaum Trucking Academy at Heartland Community College does not guarantee job placement in the transportation industry. Please contact local employers directly to discuss job openings and to find out more about their hiring policies.  

TRUCK COMPANY INFORMATION

  • LOCAL AREA JOBS


    Jobs are listed below at the request of the employers and are intended as a service to the employer and potential employees. The listing of these jobs is not an endorsement of the jobs or the trucking companies by Heartland.

    Pepsi Beverages

    (posted 3/29/22)

    CDL drivers

    • Pepsi facility, 801 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL
    • Daily routes with drivers home every night
    • $65,000-$75,000+ salary 
    • Competitive benefits

    Contact Patrick Promenschenkel at  patrick.promenschenkel@pepsico.com

    Nutrien Ag Solutions

    (posted 3/29/22)

    Delivery Driver

    • Minier, IL facility
    • Drive company trucks to designated sprayer or fertilizer order
    • Maintain records meeting company, government regulations
    • Load and assist loading trailer with materials
    • Must have CDL; hazmat endorsement preferred
    • Must have high school diploma

    For more information and to apply, go to https://retailcareers-nutrien.icims.com/jobs/17483/delivery-driver/job?hub=26

    Operations

    • Minier, IL facility
    • Maintain facility, vehicles, and equipment
    • Operate loaders, forklifts, tractors, and location equipment
    • Load and unload trucks
    • Ensure paperwork is completed for loading, delivering, and unloading of product
    • Blend dry and liquid fertilizer with automated systems
    • Agricultural, heavy equipment repair or operator experience preferred
    • Must have high school diploma

    For more information and to apply, go to https://retailcareers-nutrien.icims.com/jobs/17480/operations/job

     

    UPS

    (posted 3/14/22)

    Sleeper Team Driver

    • CACH facility, Willow Springs Road, Hodgkins, IL
    • $8,750 sign-on bonus
    • $30/hour starting, with loading times/delays
    • Full pension


    Text UPSJOBS to 33588 or visit upsjobs.com and select Hodgkins, IL

    Call Maria at (630) 640-8736 or text (708) 671-6126 

    Mechanical Devices

    (posted 1/19/22)

    Home Daily Truck Driver 

    • Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin pickup and delivery. Drivers required to load their trucks with forklifts at Mechanical Device's docks but delivery to other customer facilities is hands off.
    • Start time generally 6AM; average day 7.5 hours with 50 hours/week on payroll.
    • $20/hour with overtime 
    • Discounted health insurance
    • Dental, vision insurance free for employee
    • 401(k)

    Call (309) 663-2843 or Mathew Buchanan (309) 200-7525

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