30's Couple Wanting To Team Drive...what Company???

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coupletruckingonfaith's Comment
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My husband and I are both in our early 30's and as of right unable to start a family, so to turn a bad situation into a positive one we decided we want to see new places and team drive for a company. We fully understand it wont be easy and there is work invovled but we love being together and we hate being apart so it just made sense. My question is .... We have been talking with SWIFT and they sound awesome as a starting and training company but I dont really like the idea of being separated for so long while we get our OTR hrs. I know I know (my husband would probaly enjoy the break...lol) but does anybody have any ideas for me????

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Training together can be a good experience or a bad. Depends on a lot of things. It might not hurt to train apart for a little while. I want you to try something. Get another adult friend and find a 8x10 room and all three of you get into it. That will be the amount of room you will be sharing for a few months. Now add in seats and beds and small storage spaces for clothes and the room gets smaller. Check out this video I made when I had my own truck. Inside a Truck Its about 14 minutes long but it will give you an idea of how much space you are dealing with. If you can get through the first part of the video where I am explaining how to change out the seats then you will see a truck tour. The space is very small so you may want to decide to train separately for training. But its mainly up to the trainer weather or not they want to train two people at once. Not many do.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard!!

I personally think training apart from each other is a big benefit to you both. Not only will you get a little time away, which makes the heart grow fonder, but most importantly you will learn different perspectives on how to handle a rig and manage your life on the road.

Trucking is far more complex than anyone would ever guess, so there's a thousand ways to do anything out there. By spending time with different trainers you would learn different ways of doing things. When you get finished with training and team up again, you'll now be able to bounce ideas off each other and have more information to go on.

So I like the idea of splitting up team partners during the training phase. You'll be a more knowledgeable team when you get back together.

coupletruckingonfaith's Comment
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shocked.png Thanks guys I really appreciate the info and I think you are right!!! I know I know a WOMAN telling MEN they are right, try not to pass out or anything. So here is another Question since we have decided to go with Swift should I wait untill they can get me a woman trainer for my OTR hrs or what??? I have heard some horror stories about opposite sex trainers.

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.

BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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Hey coupletruckingonfaith,

I know of one company that will allow you to train together, if you are dead set on it and that is Covenant Transportation. They have several husband and wife teams. They do haul Hazmat though, so something to consider as well. Good luck.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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