Every day is an adveture.
Pros: travel, freedom, no dress code (except no open toe shoes)
Cons: away from home weeks at a time, truck break down = no pay, can't always get home when needed, restroom facilities not always available right when you need them.
A typical day of OTR driving with Swift consists of daily vehicle inspections, route planning, Navigating, vehicle fueling, communication with driver manager and hauling product via tractor trailer cross country.
I learned how to do trip planning, drive in seasonal conditions, navigate, drive commercial vehicle in large cities and how to live in a compact area.
Management and co-workers were rarely seen unless we were at a Swift terminal. I mostly communicated with my driver manager with questions pertaining load that was being hauled. You respect them, they respect you.
The hardest part of the job was being away from home for usually over a month at a time, not being able to use restroom facilities right away, shower daily, maintain a healthy diet and lack of exercise
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the country, meeting new people, seeing different cultures and just learning something new every day.