Sometimes it just does not work out, or maybe it is just time for a change to keep things interesting. It is kind of a challenge with giving notice to your current.
Some companies will just keep you running load after load with no hope of getting to the terminal to turn the truck in. They know you do not want an "abandoned truck" mark on record and you will get your loads in on time for the good reference.
Other companies may ask you to turn the truck in that day and be done.
I advise drivers to find their next company, ensure the application is fully processed and approved pending current reference, then offer a 2 week notice as long as the miles are above 2,000 miles a week. Have it in writing, like on qualcom and take a picture of that notice. Then, if they keep you moving, great, give them the 2 weeks. If not, you will be set up to go to your next company.
Have patience and do all you can to fulfill your responsibility. It may suck, really suck, if the company is not treating you fairly and you are fed up. It may be hard to not just walk away and a lot of drivers do, at the cost of a career. You just need to keep in mind two wrongs do not make a right, and when you look back in 5 years, what actions will make you proud to be who you are?
In an attempt to let people know what it is like for over the road drivers, I am heading out with Jim Palmer Trucking driver Allie Knight.