If you network with your fellow drivers, you will hear all sorts of things. When it comes to referencing other drivers, you may often hear about some of the long term drivers that give the impression they are above all others. There are certainly drivers with varying levels of experience and varying lengths of time a driver will remain leased to one carrier.
Expediting is generally about emergency freight. Things happen quickly. One minute you may be waiting for a load, the next minute, you may have more loads offered than you can handle at one time. Just like life, circumstances can change in a flash. Literally.
For all the bad press and the social media complaints from drivers, you would think all the “greedy” truck stops were just the most horrible places for a driver to be and Satan’s disciples were running the show.