Old Dominion Team Driving information

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by blairandgretchen, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Bass311

    Bass311 Bobtail Member

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    Bump - What's it like Husband/wife teaming for OD today (July 2018) - any real differences from when this thread was originally posted?

    ANY new info is greatly appreciated.

    Anyone here team out of Roanoke, VA for OD?
     
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  3. GraniteRiver

    GraniteRiver Light Load Member

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    I’m interested in current team info also. There’s quite a few terminals with team postings.
     
  4. RoadHoundCPL

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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    No.
     
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  6. BeHereNow97

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    Great write up OP, thank you very much for this!! To be clear, that part that I bolded in your quote, that average of 160k - 185k that you and your wife earned, that was your total gross for BOTH of you, right? Or is that 160k-185k for each person?

    You edited in your OP that you're no longer with them. Do you miss teaming there at Old Dominion? Do you know anything about them some 5 years later in 2020 or do you not keep in touch with anybody from there?

    I was personally surprised to read about the bare bones equipment. I thought all their teaming trucks were automatics that would come with a fridge and a stereo, and even for their solo trucks Old Dominion seems to have a much better reputation for keeping newer equipment than other LTL companies.

    Thank you for the write up again OP!
     
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  7. gpf87

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    I don't know what Team split pay is now but solo linehaul is mid 70s top and P&D is $31 per hour top . You reach top pay at 3 years I believe . (Arizona)

    The money he mentioned is to the team ; So $80k to $92,500 each driver and he/she mentioned taking a bunch of time off . At my local terminal the teams run a 6-2 schedule

    Another company thats easier to get on with is R&L carriers . Great pay for team drivers . At my terminal they're making $1800- $2000 each per week running a 5-2 schedule and the team trucks run 72-75 mph so you have more wiggle room but Old Dominion seems like a better retirement company
     
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  8. BeHereNow97

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    Thanks for clarifying this for me! I didn't realize that R&L pays as much as OD does, $1800 per week puts R&L drivers at about 93k for the year. I always thought OD was the highest paid LTL.

    What would you say solo drivers average at R&L if they do linehaul and stay out 5 days a week, @gpf87 ? Also, does R&L for the teams have automatic trucks? OP didn't respond to my question but I was going to ask him if OD teams had automatics now, since he made his post about 5 years ago. I thought OD ran autos for the teams but I could be wrong.
     
  9. gpf87

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    You make great money at either place running as a hard working team

    As far as I know the highest paid LTL would be UPS feeder drivers (Brown)

    For the longest time R&L had a team job open where I live and they said $2000 per week per driver plus a nice sign on bonus

    The Solo linehaul drivers don't usually stay out a week . They come home every day and usually run at night pulling doubles . There are some solo linehaul runs where the driver will stay in a motel throughout the week but I don't know if R&L does this

    Also , R&L is kind of different because your line haul pay(cpm) depends on the exact run you get ..

    R&L team trucks are mostly automated petes and Internationals
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

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    I keep in touch with a buddy still at ODFL - team pays over 80cpm now.
     
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  11. BeHereNow97

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    Holy ####! $.80 X 6000 miles per week = $4,800 per week, so $2,400 per driver per week. Do that 52 times in the year, that's $125,000 per year, per driver. ####. That is life changing money. Probably about $80,000 take home for a single man like me.

    Do you know if they're running automatic transmissions at ODFL @blairandgretchen or at least is your buddy running in an automatic?
     
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