How sweet it looks on the outside.
Lets break that $1000 a week job down. If you are married with 2 kids, you can plan on about $250 for
State, federal, city and country taxes. So your pay is down to $750 now. You still have to eat and I will tell you that you can not survive on the road for seven days without food. Lets say you limit your spending to $200 a week for food and other things that you need. Down to $550. How it sound so for for that $50,000 a year job? You will have some down time that you are tempted to spend more. Remember you are working up to 70 hours a week if not more.(Companies will tell you that they want you to run 100% legal but don't believe it).
Then you see the best part of towns. The produce markets. The industrial parts of town. I once took a load to one a town and was told by the dispatcher "Don;t even call in, get out of that town as fast as you can then call us." Then you wife is calling you asking where is all that money that you are making. Of course I advanced to a good driving job, a union job witch everyone of you don't like.
Have fun setting at the truck stop looking for that load. Call me back in an hour and I may have something for you. I found you a load after you set there all day. Your pick up is 300 miles away and you been up all day calling me. No matter you have to be there at 8am so get going. Just mark your log book off duty.