Team Truck Driving
I want to talk a little bit about the pros and cons of team truck driving!!!
Pros first of team truck driving. There are a lot of pros of being a team truck driver. I will go over some of these with you. Lets go over e-logs first. Running as a team you really don’t have to worry about running out of time. Once your time is up your co driver is taking over. This makes on time deliveries a lot easier and allows you to go on to your next load a lot faster. The faster you drop one load and move onto the next one the more money you make.
Now lets talk about money. Team driver pay is normally a lot hirer then a solo driver makes. That is awesome right? If I am going to be away from home then I want to be making as much money as I can. I know another good thing that comes from team driving here at Double “S” Transport, that is if the wheels are turning no matter if you are sleeping or driving you are making money.
Another pro of team driving is that you have some one in the truck to talk to every once in a while. You don’t get a lot of talk time because the other driver is going to be needing to get there sleep so that they can get back up and drive once you are done but, at least you do get some conversation. It can get lonely out there on the road so this can break that up a bit.
Cons of Team Truck Driving
Now lets cover the cons of team truck driving. Trust is a big one from what I have learned from a lot of different drivers. You really need to be able to trust the guy driving. If you can not trust them it can put all drivers in a bad situation. The person trying to sleep needs to trust the guy driving so that they can get there rest. If you don’t trust them it can make it hard to sleep and you are not going to be rested for your shift. Which is not a good thing.
Another con is that you do have to share a small space with another person. This can make things difficult if each person doesn’t clean up after their self or doesn’t respect the other persons space when it is needed.
Another con is that you do have to sleep while the truck is bouncing down the road. This can be difficult for some people. Others it helps them sleep better. I guess it just depends on the person.
If team truck driving sounds good to you check out Double “S” Transport, a FedEx Ground contractor based in Springfield, Missouri. We offer team driving, dedicated runs, and extra board runs. All of our runs are drop and hook, and we pay 100% of miles from hub to hub. Our drivers average 52 to 54 cents per mile (CPM), with most drivers averaging $55,000 to $85,000 (gross) per year. Plus, we offer tuition reimbursement, health benefits (including dental and vision), vacation days, and 401k plans after 60 days of employment. For more information, call us today at 417-873-9121 or contact us here.