U.S Express/Werner

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Photogirl 's Comment
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A friend and I have decided to team drive. I was wondering if anyone can tell me about the detention pay, idling rules for US Xpress and Werner Enterprises. We are out of Texas so we are going to be running the western 11 states. Any info/experiences of the companies are greatly appreciated.

P.s we are also considering Mesilla Valley.

Thanks in advance.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Running team you won't have to worry about idling. That truck will be rolling 20+ hours per day. You will be idling in fuel islands and stop lights! lol

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miracleofmagick's Comment
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Agreed, if you are teaming it should be rare that you are stopped long enough to worry about idling. If you do have to stop that long, Werner prefers that you not have to idle, but won't say anything if you do.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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And you also don't have to worry about detention pay. It doesn't pay enough to make it worth worrying about. You get paid to keep those wheels turning, not for taking a nap. So just keep making those deliveries on time and stay safe. They'll give you so many miles you'll be begging for a break.

Keep in mind that you're not going to quite get the miles running team for a dry van company in the Western Division as you would if you were running the entire country for a refrigerated carrier. That's where the big miles are for teams - coast to coast freight, especially refrigerated stuff. Now maybe Werner and US Xpress have some sort of shuttle setup where you'll run loads from the West Coast to the Midwest, swap out with someone, and head right back to the West Coast. That would be a nice setup if you're looking to stay West.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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