Pros: great company driver position, friendly driver managers, good compensation for starter position, excellent equipment, good miles
Cons: very little home time, some incredibly tight shippers and consignees
TransAm is a great place to start a career in trucking. A typical day will include six to ten hours of driving and maneuvering, generally to and from new places. There is no shortage of freight, and it's rare to see the same consignee twice. The driver managers are very friendly and professional. Training is shorter than with most companies in the industry, and it can be rather intense at times. The hardest part of this job is the same as with all OTR positions: You simply won't be home very often. A few days a month is all that can be expected. If that's okay, though, the equipment is fantastic, the pay is reasonable, and it will certainly get your foot in the door in this very competitive industry!