Progressive Truck Driving School Student Reviews (2017)

Watch recent video reviews from Progressive Truck Driving School graduates.

Progressive Truck Driving School is Chicagoland’s premier truck driving school w/ 49,000 graduated students and growing. We have three locations to choose from. Interested in becoming a student? Apply here.

Hear what our graduates have to say about Progressive Truck Driving School:

Mr. Artis from Chicago Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Mr. Artis from Chicago Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Mr. Hugo from Chicago, Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Mr. Hugo from Chicago, Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ms. Brown from Chicago IL, Graduate 2016, this is what she said:

Ms. Brown from Chicago IL, Graduate 2016, this is what she said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Friday, December 30, 2016

Mr. Lemons from Rockford, just Graduated in 2017 and this is what he said:

Mr. Lemons from Rockford, just Graduated in 2017 and this is what he said;

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Friday, June 16, 2017

Mr. McCregg from Chicago, Graduate 2016, this is what he said:

Mr. McCregg from Chicago, Graduate 2016, this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mr. Alzein from Burbank, Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Mr. Alzein from Burbank Graduate 2017, this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mr. Dorsey from Chicago, IL has graduated from Progressive. This is what he said:

Mr. Dorsey from Chicago, IL has graduated from our school in 2016 and this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Thursday, August 4, 2016

Mr. Reaves from Chicago, IL has graduated from Progressive. This is what he said:

Mr. Reaves from Chicago, IL has graduated from our school in 2016 and this is what he said:

Posted by Progressive Truck Driving School on Friday, August 5, 2016

Are you interested in getting your CDL? Take the first step and apply to Progressive Truck Driving School!

Progressive Truck Driving School at the 25th Anniversary International Festival of Life 2017

This 4th of July holiday, Progressive Truck Driving School participated in the 25th Anniversary of the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL). The International Festival of Life took place on Saturday – Tuesday, July 1st-4th, 2017 in Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Progressive Truck Driving School representatives were on hand at the event to discuss CDL training with prospective students.

 

We even brought one of our first-rate training trucks to the event!

We met very nice people at the event and we’re looking forward to helping them discover a new high-growth career in the world of trucking!

If you’re interested in applying for CDL training, please apply online.

Trucking Job Fair on June 23rd!

Progressive Truck Driving School will be hosting a job fair from 1pm-5pm on June 23rd, 2017 at 1945 Bernice Road. Lansing, IL 60453.

There are hundreds of immediate trucking jobs available. We will be offering on-site tuition assistance and immediate approval for contract training. WIOA / Scholarships are available. Veterans are welcome!

Partners in attendance include Schneider Trucking, U.S. Xpress, Werner, and TMC.

Come for hot dogs, leave with a career!

P.S. Bring a friend to the event and upon training enrollment receive $100 cash!

Founded in 1974, Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc. has grown to become one of the Illinois premier truck driving schools. Our highly qualified instructors produce professionally trained, well qualified drivers. It is these qualified drivers who are in demand and who we believe will reach the highest paid positions with the best companies.

The YWCA / Progressive Truck Driving School 2017 Graduating Class

For over 5 years, Progressive Truck Driving School and the YWCA have partnered to help train YWCA program participants to get their CDL license.

The YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, they create real change for women, families and communities.

In 2017, the YWCA worked with ComEd to help people obtain jobs – for some of these jobs a permit is required. Progressive Truck Driving School helped these job-seekers start new careers by training them to earn their license. In addition, Progressive Truck Driving School directs prospective students to our school to complete full training. Progressive has been successful every year helping people obtain their permit.

Progressive Truck Driving School is very proud to partner with the YWCA to help change the lives of their students for the better.

Congratulations to the 2017 graduating class!

 

5 Surprising Trucking Statistics

Did you know?

  • The trucking industry is responsible for hauling over 10.5 billion tons of cargo every year.
  • The trucking industry collects over $650 billion dollars a year, which is  5% of America’s GDP.
  • Over 3.4 million heavy duty trucks and 3.5 million truck drivers are necessary to haul all of the US cargo.
  • The trucking industry is projected to grow 21% over the next 10 years.
  • The trucking sector generates a staggering 83.7% of the revenue in the commercial transportation industry.

Interested in joining this high-growth industry? Apply now to Progressive Truck Driving School!

 

Video: Amazing Truck Driving Skills

These truckers have some serious driving skills. Want to see if you can get to the level of these amazing drivers? Apply now to get your CDL with Progressive Truck Driving School.

2017 Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced this year’s 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2017 list. The fleets are recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their drivers and other employees.

The 2017 Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For include:

  • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Central Oregon Trucking Company, Inc., Redmond, Oregon
  • Challenger Motor Freight Inc., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
  • Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Fremont, Nebraska
  • FTC Transportation, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Garner Trucking, Inc., Findlay, Ohio
  • Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Washington
  • Kriska Holdings Ltd., Prescott, Ontario, Canada
  • Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
  • Maverick Transportation, LLC, North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Northwood, Ohio
  • Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, Illinois
  • ONE For Freight, Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • Prime Inc., Springfield, Missouri
  • Smokey Point Distributing, Arlington, Washington
  • TLD Logistics Services, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee
  • TransPro Freight Systems Ltd., Milton, Ontario, Canada

Two companies, FTC Transportation, Inc., and Halvor Lines, Inc., achieved the milestone of five consecutive years on the Best Fleets list. Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Landstar System, Inc., and Grand Island Express, Inc. have continued their streaks as Best Fleets, each appearing on the list for over the fifth time.

Five companies were identified as “Fleets to Watch” – honorable mentions for demonstrating innovation in their driver programs:

  • Crete Carrier Corp., Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa
  • Kroon Brothers Transport, LLC, Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • Paper Transport, Inc., De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Transport Corporation of America, Inc., Eagan, Minnesota

Phase two of the contest will divide the highest scoring fleets into small and large fleet categories, from which two overall winners will be selected. These awards are sponsored by EpicVue of Salt Lake City, and Bose Ride of Framingham, Massachusetts.

The overall winners’ names will be announced during TCA’s Annual Convention, March 26-29, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

To make it into the runnings for the Best Fleets to Drive For in 2017, companies with 10 or more trucks had to receive a nomination from at least one of its owner-operators or company drivers. CarriersEdge also interviewed HR representatives and executives to determine the carriers that scored highest in various categories including health benefits, pensions plans, professional development, compensation, and other criteria.

Are you interested in driving for one of these top companies? Apply to Progressive Truck Driving School to learn how.

 

Seriously Skilled Truck Driver

Check out the turning skills by this truck driver! Are you interested in earning your CDL and seeing if you can make this turn? Apply to Progressive Truck Driving School.

New Study Confirms That Veterans Make for Great Truck Drivers

Independent research conducted by Omnitracs confirms that veterans make for excellent truck drivers. The data revealed a few key data points: for instance veterans had 42 percent fewer accidents than non-veteran drivers, veterans achieved 98 percent more miles driven, and veterans had 59 percent fewer voluntary terminations and 68 percent fewer involuntary terminations.

According to the study, veterans’ trucking skill and job dedication can be at least partially attributed to the skill sets that the military brings, such as discipline and understanding of policy and procedures.

“The biggest thing is that the parallels between the trucking industry and the military life are right on point in that veterans are used to being away from home. Their families are used to them being away from home, so on the family side, they have everything in place to handle it when the service member’s away or the professional driver is away from home,” said Rick Bucholtz, associate director of field and government recruiting, Werner Enterprises. “Also, being out on the road, they work under minimal supervision. They’re out there on their own. They have to be able to make decisions. They have to be able to assess and take action without being told exactly what to do”

Here at Progressive Truck Driving School, we pride ourselves on training our veterans and helping them to jump-start their career after the military. We offer veterans assistance, including tuition assistance programs through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). You can learn more here.

To apply to Progressive Truck Driving School, please complete this application.

Congratulations Cubs from Progressive Truck Driving School!

The Cubs are World Series Champions! As a Chicago company, Progressive Truck Driving School is proud of the Cubs and all of our Chicago sports teams! Way to break the curse, Cubbies!

The custom Cubs paint job is from DB Custom Trucks, located in Antioch, Illinois.

Interested in getting your CDL license? Apply to Progressive Truck Driving School.