It was an ok start to trucking.
Pros: Seeing the country, driving a rig, being your own boss to a degree and they have the best new hire training around.
Cons: A lot of sitting time, costly to be on the road, lousy attitudes from workers at the warehouses you deliver to.
Going out over the road taught me how lousy this life is. If you are single and don't have a big mortgage, it might be great for you. Trying to make enough money to support your family....that's tough! There was a lot of lousy loads and even worse excuses from dispatchers. Kiss their butts and be likable and you WILL get more out of them. I had friends there who had it worse than me, but they weren't too likable. I new how to talk to them and still had a rough time. Some weeks were great....others were BAD! Would I go back? Yes, but it's because I've heard worse stories from other trucking companies. They weren't BAD, but it wasn't fun. Cost a lot to be out there too! Food is expensive!