I am a wife of an OTR trucker that has been doing it for 5 months now & maybe my husband has been having bad luck but if someone was to ask me is trucking a good career choice I would say hell no!
My husband chose this because he lost his previous job & he said this is where the money is! The money SUCKS!
And that is when the company gave him his own truck they gave him this kid to be his team driver who left my husband twice & the fleet manager had my husband go solo & he was getting paid pennies & he told the fleet mgr that he needed longer runs that he has bills to be paid.
Well the fleet mgr then calls my husband & says he has a team driver & my husband told me if he knew what this guy looked like he would never have him on the truck, my husband said this guy is a total embarrassment.
My husband said this guy looks worse than Willie Nelson, his face with the beard looks worse than the Wolfman & they have been together for 6 weeks.
Well my husband had to go to the hospital because he got sick on the road & I just got a phone call from my husband that his team driver dropped a bomb asking my husband if he could put up with him till Thanksgiving so this guy can find another team driver because he told my husband he was tired of throwing him out of the sleeper berth with fast braking & also this team driver told my husband that he was homeless and when my husband would be home for my husband to drop him off at the nearest cheap hotel.
He is tired of my husband bitching to him that when they drop off loads & my husband is sleeping, this guy doesn't turn in the paperwork so they get paid.
So again here we go again with the fleet mgr giving my husband short runs at pennies a day! And with the holidays approaching, he's thinking of leaving the company & finding local stuff but most companies want 2 yrs OTR experience!
Are there other wives or truckers that have had this experience?