Swift Team driving.. How is the money?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by silenced140, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    I'd bet most teams don't see too many 6500 mile weeks either.
    And you know I was talking about individual miles - not combined as a team.

    And, wow! I read the response but just now noticed...
    It's YOU Jamie.
    How the heck are you? Long time no see.
    A21CAV Thanks this.
  2. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    Individual miles aren't tracked; each driver gets half pay for the total miles run.

    True; miles each driver runs is comparable to solo. We typically ran around 5000 miles a week on the national hazmat team account. The difference is in the cents per mile. New solo drivers get 36 CPM; the same driver running team gets 50 CPM split, or 25 cents per each of those 5000 miles.

    As to the OP's question, only the individual can decide if it's worth it. I personally prefer to team; my occasional co-driver gets worn out after 4-6 weeks. So I mentor, which I also love to do, and we team on occasion when we need to get somewhere quickly. (Like running from New York to Texas to take home time.)

    As for your question, Moose, I'm doing fine. I'm currently running Walmart dedicated out of Johnstown, NY. I spent the summer running Walmart or of Cleburne, TX... that seems to be a bit backwards.
  3. Daniel55645

    Daniel55645 Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    If you want to team drive, go LTL. Old dominion or Estes or Saia. You go terminal to terminal only, and you'll start out making $95,000-$100,000 a year just for being out Mon-Fri and home weekends. Once you top out, you're looking at about $120,000-$130,000 a year
    You'll be doing 6000+ miles a week, every week no problem.
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