Hey all, new guy here. I live out in Massachusetts and I am thinking of getting my CDL Class A. I have a few questions before I go that route, though.
What is the general pay-per-mile? I tried looking it up but google just gave me old posts. Everyone I know is telling me 'Truckers make a good amount of money!' but..they are not truckers. Plus, I sat down recently and watched a documentary on netflix about trucking, seemed like you guys are/were getting hosed on pay.
What trucking schools around me should I use? Parker Professional? NETTS? Tri-State CDL?
Should I go it alone, or with a friend? I like driving alone, but it seems having a second along pays more, even split two ways.
Do I pick my loads, or am I just given livestock one day, fruit another, and computer parts the next time? Not sure how I would feel, if I had to haul live animals around, so figure I should ask.
And, out of sheer couriosity
Every trucker seems to have a nickname/handle. Do you pick your own, or is one given to you by other truckers? I bet mine would have to do with being so bloody short, heh.