YRC Freight said its aggressively looking to hire for transportation jobs in Chicago, along with a number of cities across the U.S.
The hiring is a part of an initiative to hire 200 qualified drivers for jobs in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.
The headcount is about 200 drivers. YRC Freight said it recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation.
According to its website, YRC Freight offers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company.
Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.
“YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect,” said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. “We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too,” added Meier.
“We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years,” added Rogers. “Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team.”