Hilton Head , SC
Hi. November 2015 Unlike a lot of you, OTR has been an "encore" career for me. I'm 63 and have (4) wonderful children all over the US. As a single guy I decided to go see them. Went to school, selected a company - Watkins Shepard and went to work for them. They are wonderful people and would suggest a new student look very seriously at them. They were 100% professional and took care of all our needs while in training for 2 weeks.
One thing I noticed - most new students want to do it their way. Just do what they tell you, get on the road and then try it your way.
November 2016 Stop complaining, stop looking for 2 cents more per mile, and stop thinking you're going to knock out 2500-3000 miles every week. Traffic, interstate construction (lost 3 hours in Nashville last week on road construction) will get you.
February 2017 A lot of time to reflect on life or pray (if so inclined) You'll experience some incredible sunrises, sunsets and geography.