Heading To US XPRESS TEAMS?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by cowboy385, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. cowboy385

    cowboy385 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys I was just wanting to see what you think about US Xpress teams. I just graduated on 1/7/2008 from trucking school and so did a friend of mine. So we decided to go team for awhile I thought we could make more money as a team and also be nice not to have to go it alone at first. I know we will have a trainer for 4 weeks and then we get our truck. so let me know thanks we start orentiation 1/14/2008
     
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  3. peanut

    peanut Bobtail Member

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    I can't tell u anything about US-Express,but i can tell u about my experience when i ran teams with a close friend that i knew for 5 years. First of all if you are not a hard sleeper it will not work out for you, because going down the interstate in a tractor-trailer is not like going down the road in a four-wheeler. The weight of the load and the road conditions play a big part in the way the semi feel inside while you are trying to get some rest from a 10 or a 11 hour run u put in before your co-driver start driving.That is just one thing u have to consider before teaming-up with your friend:biggrin_25524::biggrin_25524: Also get ready to have some arguments,becuase it is going to be like u just got married. LOL
    The reason i say that because you and your co-driver are not going to argree on everything. I started out just like you and your friend, i thought it was going to be the best thing ever,but it back-fired on me.
    Me and my friend are still the best of friends,but teaming up was not the best thing for us. I AM NOT TRYING TO PUSH U AWAY FROM TEAMING UP JUST THINK IT OVER!!!!!!! YOU NEED YOUR SLEEP ON THAT ROAD AND PEACE OF MIND!!!!! Wish u and your friend best of luck:biggrin_25525::biggrin_25525:
     
  4. K&J

    K&J Light Load Member

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    That is the biggest challenge my wife and I now face is getting enough quality sleep while the truck runs down the road... It can be done, but its the hardest adjustment you'll have to make.
     
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