Teaming Up for Road Warriors 101

Living & Working Together: The Ins & Outs of Team Driving

If you want to discover togetherness at a whole new level, OTR trucking is the perfect job for you. Team driving is a unique experience in that you and your partner are literally side-by-side, 24 hours a day, possibly 7 days a week, and sometimes, for weeks on end. Whether you’re a married couple that chooses to work together, or you decide to team drive with a buddy, OTR driving will guarantee you experiences and memories that will stay with you for the long haul.

A Day in the Life of Team Driving

Team driving is most advantageous for companies who need their product to move quickly. The pay is higher per mile for teams, and of course, with alternating drivers, you’re covering more country in a day than any lone driver. Most partners tend to choose alternating schedules, one primarily driving days, the other driving nights. If you’re not running to beat a deadline, mealtimes and side trips timed during rest periods offer great opportunities to enjoy the scenery and sample local flavors. Many truck stops offer plenty of both.

The Perks

One of the joys of OTR driving is seeing the American landscape up close and personal.  Most major cities, tourist attractions, parks, and shopping areas offer plenty of places to park your rig for a few hours, or even overnight.  Having a bucket list of things to do when visiting each state will give you a fun checklist to work from.

Similar Values and Musical Tastes Make for a Smooth Ride

When driving as part of a team it’s important to remember to maintain respect for each other’s space as well to share similar values. You’ll be the first person your partners sees in the morning and the last one at night. You’ll eat all your meals together. The only time you’re on your own is while showering. The ability to comfortably share a limited area with another person who also enjoys the same taste in music makes this a career you’ll never forget.

If you dream of seeing the country from a higher perspective while being paid to travel with your best friend, feast on delicious, regional daily specials, and relish the thought of new sights every day of your life, contact us to learn how to train for your exciting new career.