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Eric G.'s Comment
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Well I've been teaming for 6 months and now I think I want to go solo. I'm nervous about it because its alot more responsibility and trip planning. But I can't stay teamed. I don't sleep well when the truck is moving and although I'm a very social person I can't deal with not having any space. In case I didn't say I'm a new driver just six months of experience. Wish me luck on this new step in my career. Any advice would be appreciated.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ok, good luck Eric!

It looks like you have "worries" similar to a rookie driver - trip planning, finding parking, and so on. You'll soon get over it.

A hint from me: use a truck stop locator like Trucker Path. Then first look for non-chain stops (NOT Petro, T/A, etc.) And plan to pull in earlier rather than later. You shouldn't have trouble finding parking this way. Don't forget that if you stop early you should leave early.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Eric, I'd have a difficult time with team driving also.

But you are better equipped after 6 months of team driving than anyone my company puts into solo driving after just two weeks of road training and about 5 to 6 thousand real world miles. All you have to fear is fear itself. Go for it!

PackRat's Comment
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I was a team driver for about three months. Hated it! I think it’s easier as a solo artist, and much less stressful. I have to worry about ME, not two people.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Probably no one was more scared to go solo than I. Everyone here advised me to go for it. I’ve been out 3 almost 4 months. There is some stressful days but everyday u wake up to a new day to make the most of.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for the positive feedback and encouragement! I really think I've found my new home on this forum! You are all great!

PackRat's Comment
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Nothing filled out on your BIO, so who are you with now?

Scott's Comment
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My wife and I team drive, and I have to say at first, it was miserable. Neither one of us could sleep and we were constantly stopping for sleep. It took us a good 6 months or so to get a decent sleep schedule. We also have a set schedule that we don't drive past, unless there's something going on.

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