A review of truck driving in general
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 28, 2016
A day typically starts with trip planning and updating your ETA and NAT, (Estimated Time of Arrival and Next Available Time) followed by visiting the customer for pick up or deliver. Simple but it really teaches you how to manage your time, so that you're not late or too early as both are counted as service failure. You do not have a manager looking over your shoulder, which is nice, but it does mean that you are responsible for presenting yourself professionally, and ensuring that you are operating safe and legal. Of course if you're having trouble, you can always ask your fellow drivers for advice. Most are more then happy to help and give advice, so it's always worth listening to what they have to say. The hardest part of the job to deal with, for most people, is being away from you family and friends for long periods of time. Not everybody can come to terms with that for long. The most enjoyable part, for me at least, was traveling all over the country and being able to see the different sights.