Your typical day will begin with a pre-trip inspection and then hit the road. If you don't yet have your load, you'll drive your truck and empty trailer to the shipper of your next assigned load. When you arrive at your load, you check in with the shipping office, drop your empty and hook to your load. You check your paperwork to make sure all is in order, inspect your load trailer to make sure it is road ready and the seal is intact. If all is in order, you head for your destination. After your mandatory break, you hit the road again and drive until you are running low on hours or reach your destination. Once you reach your destination, you check in with the receiving office and drop your trailer where instructed and hook onto an empty for the trip to your next load. This begins the cycle over again. Right after hire, this will be your typical routine. After a few weeks, you'll be assigned a team mate to share the truck and load and you'll trade off driving and sleeping to keep the load moving. Expect to be gone several weeks and home a couple of days before heading out again.
Good potential for lots of miles and decent pay.
Gone a lot (bad for quality time with family), issues with load assignments sometimes cause down time