Easy to work for if you are single with no kids.
Driver (Current Employee) – Hamilton, OH – 28 April 2017
You get your manifest the evening before, so you know when to leave in the morning. After a pretrip inspection, you depart for your first destination. Some days you have a low number of longer trips, some days you have a high volume of short trips. I've learned quickly that people get really upset really quickly, and the drivers catch it from both the client and the dispatchers. The manager is hard to get ahold of unless it's to his benefit. Scheduling seems random at times and often the schedule doesn't make sense. The atmosphere in the office when you do go in either to drop something off, pick something up, or for weekly inspections, is mostly friendly with light humor. The hardest part of the job is being away from home up to 60+ hours a week and "on call" during any down time, but it's not really free time because you have to be at the ready during your "available hours", even though you may only be technically clocked in for 20-30 hours a week. Keeping your mouth shut when the client starts yelling at you for scheduling problems and such is sometimes difficult, as well. The part of the job I enjoy the most is the longer drives between a drop off and a pick up when I can turn up the radio and relax on the road.
No supervisor constantly looking over your shoulder, keep vehicle at your home.
No scheduled breaks, scheduling uses favoritism when making schedules.