Team driver or solo

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Juanfco., Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Juanfco.

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    What is the better to do Team driver or solo driver.
     
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    solo
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    team if you are husband and wife, or cohabits...(as all that money stays with-in that house)

    otherwise, solo
     
  4. Tb0n3

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    Still rarely see each other. I've seen it used as an extension of your 11, but maintaining you synced sleep schedule. That seems like the ideal to me.
     
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  5. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    SOLO!!!! how in the heck can a person get comfortable sleep if the truck is moving
     
  6. buddyd157

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    take sleeping pills, drink several bottles of Jack, or see the local street pharmacist...

    so it can be done.

    posting was done in jest...

    i do not support eating lots of Snickers or Milky Ways..
     
  7. TravR1

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    Team driving is more pay usually.
     
  8. starmac

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    I think that would depend on both of the jobs.

    Myself I think I can do well enough solo. I have run teem a little, but long term, no way.
     
  9. TravR1

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    Yeah of course you want to do some research. CRE isnt going to be a good choice to team drive.

    There are good choices though, even just for starting out. Maybe you can land a decent dedicated deal or something.

    It sucks at first sleeping in a moving truck. But you get paid for miles driven while you are "sleeping" so maybe its worth.

    I wouldnt want to repeat last week, but I got 3k out of it. Like 3k miles, 12 stops, 2 drops, training pay, and an LTL at 1k extra miles.

    Team driving isnt healthy. You are always on the run. Showers can be tricky for the night driver. Your partner might frustrate the hell out of you. Or you might get along great. If you dont already got a partner lined up its a bit of luck too.
     
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  10. starmac

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    I can beat 3 grand a week as a company driver if I want to run a 6 day week, which I don't any more.
    I know those types of jobs are not growing on trees though, but not hard to find here.
    99.9% of my team driving was getting a friend or relative started, no way would I just team with just another driver.
    there are no team runs here any way, and I have no plans to go back south, other than one more trip MAYBE. lol
     
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