WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE DRIVING TEAMS?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Rightaway, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    That is true, but the government has a ban on certain countries when it comes to the work visa. It’s because the money that these new residents or newly made Americans make, does not circulate in our economy.

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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Imagine spending 24 hours a day with a complete stranger in a confined space.

    That's what team driving is in a nutshell.

    However, everyone's experience will differ to varying degrees. You might go through several co-drivers before partnering with someone whom you get along with.

    You will learn about their bad habits, and they're going to let you know about yours. Your experience with team driving may be positive, or it might positively drive you up a wall.

    I'll never willingly drive team again, but one of its positive aspects is being able to at least converse with another person instead of being alone with only your thoughts.
     
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  4. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I did it for two years from 2007 to 2009 at Yellow Freight, before they became YRC.

    My situation is going to be a little different from yours, I'm sure, but in general I would just say that if you get with the right partner, you will learn a lot from them. some of the best lessons I ever learned about driving were from my team partners at Yellow. (RIP JEFF!)

    But if you get with the wrong partner, it's literal hell. And you won't just be going out for 4 days with them like I did, you'll be going out for 4 months with them. Lol so it will be a very precarious thing for you.

    In the end I would just say that teaming was the best thing that ever happened to me in my driving career, and I would never do it again. Lol
     
  5. mem

    mem Light Load Member

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    I would only team with someone I'm sleeping with. Otherwise it ain't worth it.

    I've teamed with the wife for a few years now. Money's good (made over 6 grand last week as company drivers), teaming still sucks though.
     
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  6. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    [QUOTE="Flat Earth Trucker, post: 9720901, member: 228082I'll never willingly drive team again, but one of its positive aspects is being able to at least converse with another person instead of being alone with only your thoughts.[/QUOTE]


    I normally have some pretty good conversations with myself
    And some pretty nasty arguments too!
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I would need to make $250K year to drive team again.
     
  8. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    I normally have some pretty good conversations with myself
    And some pretty nasty arguments too![/QUOTE]
    I'm no psychologist or psychiatrist, but I am guessing this isn't good. :eek:
     
  9. Rightaway

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    Why do you say it was the best thing that ever happened to you in your driving career?
     
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  10. Rightaway

    Rightaway Bobtail Member

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    $6K/week is good money going in the same household.
     
  11. Rightaway

    Rightaway Bobtail Member

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    You've said it all - it must be worth all the stress factors included.
     
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