Working for a Small vs Big Company
When it comes to choosing where to apply for jobs, there are definitely many options. But what it really comes down to is when you're going to drive for a company, will you go big, or go small. Both have their pros and cons and at the end of the day, it really comes down to personal preference.
A larger company can provide stability. Larger companies tend to be longstanding, and well run, meaning that there will be little downtime for you, and you'll be on the road with your truck which is where you want to be. This can also usually mean that your equipment will be up to date, modern, and running well. A well-run rig again means less downtime.
A smaller company has a tendency to feel more like a family. With fewer trucks and drivers, the dispatchers and management team have an opportunity to all grow together. With a smaller team, exceptions can be made if a driver needs something, which cannot always be accommodated with a larger firm.
Driving for a larger company can often offer better benefits and opportunities. Your health coverage with a larger company is usually more comprehensive due to discounts provided by insurance companies based on the size of the company.
At the end of the day, the decision of which to drive for will be up to you. Ask the right questions. Ask about the companies customer base and percentages. A company that only hauls for one business sector can be hurt easily if that sector suffers a loss. Get to know as many people as you can in each company you speak with to get a feel of how each department works together. It doesn't matter the size of a company if the teams don't communicate.