Being a new truck driver can
be extremely difficult! You have a lot on
your mind and it takes a while to master your truck driving techniques.
It also will take a while before you can toss the map away and be
comfortable with the fact that you know your way around the country. In
time you will know where every truck stop is located in the entire
The problem is you need to spend all of your time getting
done right, planning and plotting trips, finding a spot to sleep, and
working on your truck driving skills that you have no time to plot your
You don't have the time to plot out your truck driving career
you are too busy doing all of these things and the break-in companies
are aware of this. They know you are a new truck driver learning and
they take advantage of this fact. They paint a perfect picture of your
truck driving career with them and will try to scare drivers about
other companies. They will spread rumors or give bad information. It's
They do this because you are making them a lot of money.
companies could be paying you three times what they do and still turn a
profit but they don't. They pay you the minimum and charge a bunch for
your benefits. It would not make good business sense for them to tell
you about companies that pay 40-65 cents a mile! They keep you away
from home for 2-3 weeks at a time when you can make more and be home
New truck drivers get caught up in being new. I know this
because I was
a new truck driver once but I figured it out fast. There are good truck
driver jobs that pay top dollar in the trucking industry and you can be
home everyday like a normal person.
You can get these jobs with very
little or no experience at all. I talk to drivers still working for
break-in companies years later and I scratch my head. We all drive the
same roads in the same weather so why should drive for less. Good luck.