Originally Posted by Scorp
This in my opinion is a terrible career path to take. Recruiters will lie to you about everything to get you to sign on.
#1 You wont make near what they say you will.
#2 You will be treated like shit from your employer.
#3 You will be treated like shit from the people you deliver to.
#4 You will be treated like shit from other drivers on the road.
#5 This career is really detrimental to your health. (You are sitting behind a wheel not getting any physical activity for 8 plus hours at a time damn near every day.)
My advice, avoid this career at all cost.
I am employed by the largest Trucking Company in the United States and I hate every minute of every day, but hey at least I have a job in this shitty economy right? That is what I have to tell myself every day to get up and go to work.
Not sure why you have this perception but not all trucking companies are the same dude. Just because you have / had a bad experience with one or said company does not make them all evil.
Are you a company driver or are you an owner operator? If you have the experience, you can be very selective with who you work for. With the shortage of drivers in the country, if you are not a seat jumper you can find a job anywhere. Bigger companies do let you get lost within the numbers but smaller companies are more personal and family oriented.
Crap, for that matter I have a truck that is empty and can be put on the road within a week.
If you are worth your weight in salt, the pay will be there.