Pros: pay, co-workers and management very friendly, training
Cons: use of poor equipment from time to time, lack of commitment to drivers when pedestrians, using 7-8 year old trucks, maintenance and return of truck to driver
A typical day starts in a drop yard, picking up a shuttled load, or an empty trailer and driving to the terminal for your load assignment. Operating in the extreme conditions of New York city and the 5 boroughs with very tight streets, one ways, and blind side backing, low bridge heights, and L's. I was taught the Smith system of driving which on open road is great but much more difficult to apply in the extreme conditions stated above. The co-workers there were always very helpful even if the company didn't stand behind the driver but instead blamed them for any and everything that happens. Overall a good place to work and would be better with a little more tolerance of drivers having a difficult time adjusting to what is expected.