Alliance Team Driving

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  1. TheRipper

    TheRipper Medium Load Member

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    Can someone give me their opinion on potential to make money while teaming in a lease

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  2. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Light Load Member

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    It all depends on how you and your partner determine the split. Stevens will only pay the 1st seat driver then the 1st seat pays the 2nd seat.

    A 50 -50 split after expenses if fair but you have to realize that there will never be a real 50-50 split in drive time. So you have to work out these issues before hand and get it all in writing...a legal contract before you start.
     
  3. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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  4. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Light Load Member

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    It's 87 and teams roll 4 to 5 k a week..... Average....at least according to a few friends....
     
  5. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Oh .87 big money lol
     
  6. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Light Load Member

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    Better than .40 as a company driver
     
  7. ExOTR

    ExOTR Windshield Chipper Extraordinaire

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    Unless something has changed in the industry they are royally screwing team lease drivers. "Team freight" commands a premium especially with modern "just in time" freight. You can split 50-60 cents a mile running as a company team with full benefits, 401k, and paid vacation.... Difference is only 27-37 cents, or 17-27cents after maintenance escrow. You really think you'll even cover fuel @ under .30 a mile? Much less your payment...
     
  8. pasmurf

    pasmurf Light Load Member

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    I've said it in the aviary and I'll say it here, the key to Alliance leasing is their fuel program. I came in with 20% fuel costs as a solo driver. Stevens usually has the miles for you to drive. Ive picked loads as a solo that teams took over when I ran out hours or whatever. Compare 20% fuel costs lets say with ATBS, and see how they think Stevens fuel costs compare.
     
  9. GeorgiaBoiDreams

    GeorgiaBoiDreams Bobtail Member

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    Do you pay out of pocket for gas with Stevens alliance...how much is the truck payment and insurance... What would the average person bring home with no experience
     
  10. Corporal_Clegg

    Corporal_Clegg Road Train Member

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    Well, none of our trucks use Gas. They're Diesel powered :p

    Yes, as an Alliance driver you pay all the expenses on the truck. truck payment (depending on the truck) 500 to 750 a week, insurance, fuel, maintenance, Qualcomm, Prepass, Tolls etc...

    So, in reply to Bill Smith up there, 87 cpm may or may not be beter than 40 cpm as a company driver. Company drivers have no truck expenses.
     
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