Pros: (1) if part-time, you're able to set a schedule that works for you. (2) if you're full-time, you get full benefits and a truck
Cons: (1) con to being part-time, if there's no freight, you may not be able to work that day. also, you have no assigned truck and no benefits. (2) con to full-time, though you're assigned to a truck, it's not guaranteed that you'll be in that truck every tour. also, your work schedule is pre-determined (days/times).
* A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK: I arrive about 15 minutes early to carry out a pre-trip inspection on my truck. After I have loaded my personal items and tools, I am then sent load information. With this load info, I go find the trailer, I hook to it, pre-trip it, then send my departure form to dispatch with my ETA and approximate drive hours upon arrival. – more... After arriving at my destination, I typically perform a drop and hook. Sometimes, I will need to wait for a live unload or need to do a double drop and hook. – less