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Jeffrey M.'s Comment
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I'm am new to this and really interested. My question is regarding to team driving. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if they know of a company or companies that train husband and wife together,in the same truck at the same time?

Pete B.'s Comment
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Covenant might... I think they do teams only.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm fairly certain that covenant trains spouses together. Give them a call and ask.

Dan R.'s Comment
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CR England will.

Big Scott's Comment
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CFI might. Give them a call. They are actively seeking teams.

Jeffrey M.'s Comment
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I'm am new to this and really interested. My question is regarding to team driving. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if they know of a company or companies that train husband and wife together,in the same truck at the same time?

Thanks y'all for answering my question . Very. Much appreciated.

Lucky Life's Comment
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Here is a link that may answer some of your questions.

http://www.truckingtruth.com/search-results.html?searchQuery=husband+and+wife

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Try Old Dominion Freight Line. It's an LTL company and you guys could be pulling in annually $200,000 gross together. I believe teams are now over .70 cpm per driver - yes, not split between two drivers. Bookoo bucks and home every week. It all depends on where you live, i.e. if you have an ODFL terminal nearby. No customers, all drop and hooks ... the beauty of team linehaul.

Man, I sound like a salesman.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Jeffrey M.'s Comment
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Try Old Dominion Freight Line. It's an LTL company and you guys could be pulling in annually $200,000 gross together. I believe teams are now over .70 cpm per driver - yes, not split between two drivers. Bookoo bucks and home every week. It all depends on where you live, i.e. if you have an ODFL terminal nearby. No customers, all drop and hooks ... the beauty of team linehaul.

Man, I sound like a salesman.

Thank you very much. I sure do appreciate that. You do sound like a salesman. Lol

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thank you very much. I sure do appreciate that. You do sound like a salesman. Lol

You'll find that quite a bit around TruckingTruth because the folks that hang around here and have experience tend to be really top notch pros that do an excellent job. So they have a great record and can work anywhere they like. So they're working for companies that suit them well and they're really happy.

You can ask, "Who loves their company?" and you'll get 25 responses from people at 25 different companies and they're all happy. You really can do great at pretty much any company out there, especially the major companies, if you're what we refer to as a Top Tier Driver. It's not usually about the quality of the company, it's about the quality of the driver.

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