Pros: Driving out in the world
Cons: Low pay. Lack of moral support. Lack of benefits. Lack of references.
Not survival of the fittest. They hire the brightest people for delivery and such and pay them the minimum that they can. These people are contractors, not employees, thus they do not have benefits or security of any kind. Their clients run out of tolerance for the drivers in one to two years, depending on the type of client. The driver is then thrown away. Perhaps it is personal favors which can then get you rehired for another route. The system for rehiring is, as all other elements of the agreement, in the sole discretion of Fleetgistics. You are not shown favor even after many years of work. The companys headquarters in Illonois is currently being sued for underpayment of drivers when the expense of the vehicle is taken into account. Dispatchers which you have become attached to will leave without giving you a reference or a goodbye. The company will not acknowledge you except by a letter which confirms your contract, the starting and ending date, and the nature of your relationship to them. Nobody does this kind of work unless they've fallen into a trap of which they know not the cause. Workdays are 12 to 13 hours before you've acheived humble pay. Contracts are arranged so that personal communication with any dispatcher is superflous to your own obeisance to the circumstance. To their own credit, they have managed to survive in one of the most competitive environments known to man.