What's your Team DRIVER schedule?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. scott180

    scott180 Road Train Member

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    For many teams it's up to them to work out the driving schedule between the two drivers.

    What works for you and your co-driver?
     
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  3. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

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    When we did it, for over a year it worked well 6-6. We did 12 hour shifts. If it’s your shift you can’t go in the sleeper so the second driver gets great sleep.
     
  4. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    i’ve always found this to be the best method. Either 6-6 or 7-7, but running 12hr shifts just kept it simple.
     
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  5. Dennixx

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    Did Praxair team for a year in 2012.
    We did 10 hour shifts.
    Worked good because all that wasn't driving and included delivery stops, fuel and showers.
     
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  6. TequilaSunrise

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    We tried 10 hour shifts but it was exhausting! For 6 years we have had a 230a-230p and a 2:30p-230a shift.

    This allows each driver to have day and night driving time. The night driver can get into a deep sleep before the sun is completely up.

    We are off weekends and we have no problems flexing our sleep time at home to get more done together and enjoy vacations together. It's fairly easy to get back to our set schedule on the truck.
     
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    scott180 Road Train Member

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    We are gonna do the 10 hour schedule. I think it'll work. Neither of us sleep eight hours so sitting around in the bunk would suck for both of us. We both also have the view that point that as long as we both pull our weight then who cares who does what miles and who does what on duty loading/unloading work. I think it'll work out.
     
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  8. Dennixx

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    We did 10 and 10 because then the other guy would always have a full clock, and the other guy didn't like nights so it basically worked out that I would work 3 nights and he would work two.

    Don't know if you've ever run team before but you always must remember that another guy's life is in your hands so you drive gently and use greater caution.
    Also, if it's bad there's no shame in stopping. You are still being paid.

    Good luck.
     
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