Team driving no cdl

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hpaulsen29, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Hpaulsen29

    Hpaulsen29 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the replays. If I come up with anything else I will pm you hollywood76. Appreciate the replies.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Keep in mind Husband Wife teams or similar teams are among the most valuable in this industry. The money making potential shoudl for example both of you have 5 years in and both become salaried trainers for example. Incomes could approach 300K annually.

    Companies will roll out the red carpet for a Husband Wife or similar team and pay in gold for same. Particularly one that has gained a record of safe and fast ontime experience and especially never late. When you both have your CDL's and settle out the training, mentoring etc etc etc and run together long enough, you will discover that you can just about fly somewhere, walk in to a company and drive out later with the new tractor trailer on a plum run in a few days without difficulty or trouble.

    One company had us rolling towards Memphis in three hours flat as soon they had the Insurance written and signed. The delay getting a new matress and small stuff for the KW T2000 took longer than the actual paperwork etc.
     
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    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

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    Their are are often government grants that you can apply for that will get you in a community college program for truck driving. I would look to those long before I signed up as an indentured servant to one of these mega trucking companies.

    And, don't get the idea that teams are all given carte blanche and they roll out the red carpet for you. Teams can be very profitable, however every company that says they need teams does not really need teams. They can and will promise the moon, but in reality you might be hired on as the 10th back up team for the one dedicated route that needs a team.
     
  6. illState708

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    I have 5 years OTR, but my Girlfriend is just getting her CDL. We want to team but don't know any company that will take one with experience and another with out.. What do you suggest I do?
     
  7. Hpaulsen29

    Hpaulsen29 Bobtail Member

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    Looking at CFI or Schneider at this point as we could go with both really. Heard good and bad about both it seems like. Any advice on who would be better would be great at this point.
     
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  8. Saddletramp2112

    Saddletramp2112 Bobtail Member

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    We are almost in the same situation....any more news?
     
  9. Hpaulsen29

    Hpaulsen29 Bobtail Member

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    No news from anybody so far. Where going to go with Schneider because of the location and the school they use here. Heard good things about the school from several people I talked with.
     
  10. hollywood76

    hollywood76 Medium Load Member

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    we live in Milwaukee Wisconsin if we didn't have cats we would be in Schneider pumpkin truck but since we have pets we goin with CFI. CFI pays everything from lodging food as long u sign a 6 month contract as a team and they get u to Joplin and train u and get u miles so far what I hear if u got to CFi all u need is permits and dot physicals first that's ur cost before school. Any more questions ill be home all week off work to answer questions
     
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  11. Hpaulsen29

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    We don't have pets so we could choose either. Be safe and good luck at school.
     
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