Choosing which carrier to drive for is a big decision for a Driver and it has lasting implications. It is costly and time consuming to change carriers, so doing a robust evaluation is critical. Comparing carriers can be dizzying since they offer different types of work (dry van, flat deck, and tanker, etc.), different lanes (city, regional, and long haul), Company and Owner Operator pay packages are different, and the list goes on.
Since we receive hundreds of applications per month, you can imagine we get a lot of questions from prospective Drivers. To help with the evaluation process we have designed this simple guide to help a Driver compare where the best fit is for their next move.
We hope that your decision will be to join Bison; however, even if it isn’t, please use these 10 factors to help you identify what companies are the best fit for you.
On a personal note, my husband, brother-in-law and father are all professional Drivers. Based on my personal and professional trucking experience, I feel the #1 thing to consider is this: Does this job fit the lifestyle and earning needs of your family, and are there opportunities within the company as these needs change? If you can answer yes to this question, then you are off to a great start with the new carrier.