They will do a good job of keeping you preplanned with plenty of miles. Being that this is a predominantly rookie company many times you will be picking up trailers which will need work to be DOT compliant, which will hamper your miles productivity. I had a hard time getting home loads from certain markets and had to deadhead from Texas to California two different times during my 4 years there. Personally, I didn't care for the irregular route nature of the work and left for a company where I ran terminal to terminal; knowing where I was going at least had a comfort level irregular route over the road work could not give me.
After I got my lease truck paid off at Swift Transportation, I leased onto Roadrunner in March of 2014. They set me up on their account to acquire a 2015 brand new 53' XTRA Lease dry van trailer with just my signature. The payment was very reasonable and it was a very proud feeling to have my own truck and trailer. The nature of the work was terminal to terminal. I would pick up at one of the terminals and deliver to another terminal. In the 2.5 years I was there I visited almost every single terminal. It was a special time and place in trucking with the paper logbook and ability to book our own loads if terminal freight was unavailable.In early 2015 they changed the contract such that we would have to call Roadrunner brokers to book the loads for us; we no longer could all up brokers on the load boards directly. They raised out percentage of the load from 92% up to 94% but the rates being offered by the in-house brokers were so low, it actually paid better to run terminal freight. The reason I left was the same for any company that has more money going out than coming in.