Pros: seeing the country, being on the road, and being my own boss
Cons: not seeing my wonderful wife, not getting showers daily, and not eating a healthy diet
While Schneider is a very good company to work, I had family issues at home that were more important. Being an over-the-road truck driver was very difficult on my marriage. I had intended to go over-the road for 2 years to get experience and then get a job closer to home. I made it 5 weeks away from home before my wife and I agreed that I needed to – more... get a job closer to home. I would frequently go without showers and or meals due to time restrictions. I found myself working close to 14 hour days and not sleeping well at night.
The most enjoyable part of the job is by far seeing the country, being on the road, and being your own boss. I did not have anyone looking over my shoulder. I just got the job done!
My boss was awesome, he allowed me to vent my frustrations about being on the road. He was always willing to answer any questions or concerns about the job. – less