Be Very Careful About Who You Go To Work For
Ask a lot of questions. If you don't get the correct answers, do not drive for them. Interview the company like your life depends on it, because it does!!!
Ask how why their turn over is so high.
Ask if there bonuses are real or just a carrot to get you in the drivers seat.
If they claim to be a regional co. Ask what they're main area is. For example, I work for a so called regional co. in the mid west, they claim you will run inside this circle, Memphis, Indianapolis, Milwaukee,Kansas City.
After two years of driving for them I have found that I'm Chicago dedicated. I have called them on this several times, by pointing out to them that I was hired as a regional driver not dedicated.
They lie and say that's where the freight is. If that is the case then they should tell you that when you are hired.
This co. has two different kinds of trucks, western stars with 8 speeds, under powered engines and coffin sleepers. Peterbilts with 10 speed, stand up sleepers. If they put you in a star they will lie and say they don't have any petes available, even 6, 8, 10, months later.
Then you meet drivers that just started and were given a Pete. Keep in mind your star was available to the new guy.
They will also make up things to put in your employe file, such as,"some one call us and said you did something" even though your logs proves you weren't in the area.
They do this to make it a lot harder for you to drive for an honest co.
Always talk to the drivers of a co. before you you ever talk to the used car sales person (recruiter) of the co.
Please make sure you take care of your self, because NO ONE ELSE WILL. Good luck out there, your gonna need all you can get.