Because it is so critical to your career to stay with your first company at least 6 months, it is nice to find the right team to be behind you in the company. No matter how big or how terrible a company is, you can generally find the right people to surround yourself with if you look hard enough.
Start talking to other drivers in the company, if you find any happy ones, jot down their fleet manager, their dispatcher, any names or info on anyone they like or find helpful.
Once you find the right people, ask them if they can help you find a solution or who they think can help you find a solution to your issues. Not to have them fix things for you, but to help you find the right solutions. No one like to hear complaining, so make sure you are not complaining, you need to keep the mindset that you are looking for a solution, and be open to ideas.
It is easy to get caught up in the depths of despair and mope about complaining about not making money, or to jump ship and try to find a new job. The easy way is not always the best way, or the way you will look back and be proud of. If you put a little effort into it, you can find the right people to help you make the best of the situation you are in.
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.