Profile For Michele D.

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    MO

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    Considering A Career

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    8 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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I want to become a team driver with my husband

Can anyone tell me how team drivers handle their time ? If I understand the dot rule ,a driver has to sleep at least 2 nights a week between the hours of 1 and 5 am how would a team do this ? wouldn't it be hard to have a sleeping routine ? also any info you would think will be helpful to me id love to hear it, we are just thinking about this we haven't even got a permit yet. Thanks

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Rookie team drivers

So did you both sleep from 1 to 5 ? I also want to know as much about how team driving works.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Company driver or own truck

Thanks I really want to drive with a established company anyway

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Company driver or own truck

If I am reading your post right, your friend will buy a truck for the two of you to drive. Is that correct? If so then you are a company driver, just for a smaller company.

but i don't see how he could provide health insurance and benefits it just seems a lot riskier to me

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Company driver or own truck

My husband and I want to team drive , I want to drive for a company but his friend keeps saying he will buy a truck and we drive for him. What would be more profitable.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Owner operator

how much can a owner operator make a year ?

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Team drivers

Please, check Celadon's Pay and Bonus lists:

Pay:

$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Up to $.48/Mile — Split ($.42/Mile Base)

[The truck earns $0.42 up to $0.48 per mile. This amount is divided by two which is the amount each driver gets. You count the miles the truck is making which means. You get paid for the miles that your partner is driving, too.]

Bonus Pay Opportunities:

$.06/Mile Split Bonus — Receive Bonus on all Miles if you Run 17,000 in One Month

$.01/Mile — Pay Increase for every 240,000 miles (no cap)

$.03/Mile — HAZMAT Loads

$.005/Mile — Safety Bonus

$.01/Mile Increase — Every 120,000 Miles Ran - NO CAP

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Compare that to Solo Driving:

Pay [You get paid for all the miles the truck makes without splitting the amount.]

$.33/Mile — 6-35 Months Experience

$.34/Mile — 36+ Months Experience

Bonus Pay Opportunities

$.03/Mile — HAZMAT Loads

$.005/Mile — Safety Bonus

$.01/Mile Increase — Every 120,000 Miles Ran - NO CAP

============================================= Let's compare Solo and Team excluding the bonus pays:

1. Team: Your truck makes 5000 miles in 1 week. With a payment of $0.42 base pay your truck earns $2100 before taxes. You then split the amount by half. Therefore, each driver earns $1050 before taxes. If you complete 17000+ in a month you receive $0.06 per mile for the truck which means each driver gets $0.03 per mile bonus pay. That means that $0.42 per mile becomes $0.45 per mile.

2. If you payment is $0.48 your truck will earn $2400 in the week and each driver will earn $1200 in the week before taxes. If you complete 17000 or more in a month each driver gets $0.03 per mile bonus. The per mile rate would be $0.51 for the truck split by half for each driver. Every time you complete 240000 miles, you receive $0.01 per mile increase. This takes about 1 year. This means that each year your increase will be 1 cent per mile.

Solo with 6 to 35 months experience: Your truck makes 2500 miles in 1 week with a payment of $0.33 Consequently, the driver earns $850 per week. I chose 5000 miles for team and 2500, because in a team each driver drives about 2500 miles which is half of 5000 miles. You can see according to this information you see what you may earn.

If the solo driver want to earn $1050 per week, he needs to run about 3182/3 miles per week. If the solo driver want to earn $1200 per week, he needs to run about 3636/7 miles per week.

Check this link which I am not give you as a hyperlink.

http://www.driveceladon.com/faqs

These are examples using the rates mentioned in the list. A solo driver who is driving for Celadon already five years will have more earning than a team driver in his first year.

However, you might now have a clue how solo and teams earn without including the bonus pays and with including the bonus pays. There are more bonus pays which I did not include such as Hazmat bonus etc. If the solo truck hauls hazmat, but the team truck does not haul hazmat then the solo truck is in advantage and earns more money in a month. I hope you and your partner have your Hazmat endorsement!

thank you!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Team drivers

Michele, a rookie team will probably earn around seventy thousand together during their first year, or maybe a little more. It will take you about a year to get comfortable with everything. Once you guys have got your feet good and wet, your earning potential should work it's way up to around to 100,000 dollars by your third year out there. If you do really well you might get there a little quicker. Teams tend to burn out, it can be a tough life, constantly on the move, always stuck in a confined space together yet not having much quality time together due to the fact that you are always on the go and your spouse is sleeping while you are driving and vice versa. Teaming is a great way to make some really great money in trucking, but like I said it can be a tough gig to make last a long time.

thank you!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Team drivers

just curious how much can a team make on average ?

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Help, we are confused on what to do first

my husband and i want to get our CDLs and get with a company as team truckers ,after researching the internet there is so much info were confused where to start, do we need to get our permits first? then if we get training through a company can we then drive together or will we have to drive with a experienced driver for awhile? also,what are the best companies to start with? thanks to anyone that can help

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