Best Companies For Teams?

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Angela W.'s Comment
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It's been two years since I posted and that's only because everyone was so helpful here to me back then that I've come back again...

I've been solo OTR for two years now with H.O.Wolding... Problem is, I'm dating a guy who's been with Stage Call (forever) and we wanted to run tours together but they won't take me until I've had at least 3yrs exp.

Now he's asking me to look up team driving jobs and pick one... I haven't got a clue... Yes, I know it will be hard and yes I am prepared as I can be about it...

The problem is, what company is a good one for teams who want to make money but still get time off every few months? Not unreasonable time, just time out of the truck every once in a while.

I don't really know what to look for... A bigger company? A smaller one?

Any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

icecold24k's Comment
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I honestly can't begin to tell you the best company for teams, however I do know of CRST and Covenant Transport both run strictly teams and since they are designed that way I am pretty sure the miles would be there for a team.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Angela, I went look at those companies that run refrigerated freight. They will most likely have the most opportunities for teams.

Just as an idea you may want to look into Lessors. They are a reefer company. They also operate Xtreme Trucking which handles the country music concerts out of Nashville. They only require 1 year experience. For both their reefer division and Xtreme Trucking division.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Would look*

Dave Reid's Comment
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I drive for Pride Transport out of Salt Lake City. They have great opportunities for teams...they'll keep you moving and won't have a problem with your experience level or the desire for time off.

It's been two years since I posted and that's only because everyone was so helpful here to me back then that I've come back again...

I've been solo OTR for two years now with H.O.Wolding... Problem is, I'm dating a guy who's been with Stage Call (forever) and we wanted to run tours together but they won't take me until I've had at least 3yrs exp.

Now he's asking me to look up team driving jobs and pick one... I haven't got a clue... Yes, I know it will be hard and yes I am prepared as I can be about it...

The problem is, what company is a good one for teams who want to make money but still get time off every few months? Not unreasonable time, just time out of the truck every once in a while.

I don't really know what to look for... A bigger company? A smaller one?

Any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Angela, Patrick is right - you'd want to focus on refrigerated carriers. They have the largest percentage of coast to coast freight of any type of freight out there.

Personally I prefer the large carriers because they have so many advantages for a driver. They have a ton of money behind them, beautiful equipment, a huge pool of freight to offer, excellent wages, and a lot of perks like national tire and fuel accounts and national repair and towing accounts.

There really is no such thing as a major carrier that should be avoided, although some do pay quite a bit more than others, so be aware of that.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

millionmiler24's Comment
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It's been two years since I posted and that's only because everyone was so helpful here to me back then that I've come back again...

I've been solo OTR for two years now with H.O.Wolding... Problem is, I'm dating a guy who's been with Stage Call (forever) and we wanted to run tours together but they won't take me until I've had at least 3yrs exp.

Now he's asking me to look up team driving jobs and pick one... I haven't got a clue... Yes, I know it will be hard and yes I am prepared as I can be about it...

The problem is, what company is a good one for teams who want to make money but still get time off every few months? Not unreasonable time, just time out of the truck every once in a while.

I don't really know what to look for... A bigger company? A smaller one?

Any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!

CRST for sure. You want to team, they are the largest team only carrier in the US. You will get great miles IF you are willing to work and run hard. I am sick today and still drove 608 miles today. I love CRST. They have the miles, I have a great co driver and they have the loads. I do believe they hire out of Washington but double check on that before applying. If y’all do get on there I wish y’all the best of luck and if ya have any questions about them I will be most happy to answer them. 😁

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rick Dees's Comment
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I have been driving almost 2 years now so still realtively new but talked to some team drivers since I have been out. Check out Quest..I have talked to a few of their drivers and all were very happy with them.

icecold24k's Comment
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I have been driving almost 2 years now so still realtively new but talked to some team drivers since I have been out. Check out Quest..I have talked to a few of their drivers and all were very happy with them.

Yes I forgot about them. I believe they are a team company also.

Rick Dees's Comment
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Yes they are strictly a team operation

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