Being from New Hampshire, you know how bad the northeast corridor can be as far as getting any wheres. Can you imagine doing that 5-6 days a week being paid by the mile? No freaking way! I would find a job that pays by the hour, or go OTR for a year and then apply at a local line haul company.
QualComm is just a electronic device used for direct communication with the company. You will learn to make all the basic inputs and canned messages. It also tracks where you are at any given moment.