Job Sharing

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Jeff R.'s Comment
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Hello Does anybody know of any trucking companies that are open to job sharing? 2-3 drivers sharing the same truck. That way, the truck runs 24/7 but the drivers do not. That way, everybody is happy. Thanks for your time.

Daniel A.'s Comment
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Covenant Transport is big on team driving for 2 people, try them out

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Roehl Transport has a 7 out and 7 in type of deal. That is usually called slip seating and you never get your own truck. Most times they rotate 2 to 3 drivers on one truck. And if the other drivers using the truck are slobs then you will just have to put up with the mess and the smell.


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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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Starcar's Comment
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I'm not sure if you are meaning 3 guys who stay in the truck, keeping it rolling 24/7...or slip seating like Guy is talkin' about...but with the rules now, a team pretty much keep the truck rollin' 24/7, unless you are loading unloading fueling maint. etc

Wine Taster's Comment
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I think he means, the 7 on 7 off thing. He wants more hometime.

Wine Taster's Comment
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But after re-reading the post, maybe I am wrong!


Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Jeff. Guyjax is right - Roehl does that. Here's some of their home time options:

7-On/7-Off Fleet

Exclusively from Roehl, our 7-On/7-Off Fleet drivers drive seven days and then they are home for seven days at a time. If you choose a 7-On/7-Off Fleet, you’ll have 26 weeks a year off. You must be fully rested prior to dispatch. Space in the 7-On/7-Off Fleets may be limited in some areas of the country.

7/4-7/3 Fleet

Getting more miles is a key feature of our 7/4-7/3 Fleets. When you join a 7/4-7/3 Fleet, you’ll drive seven days, then be home four days, then you’ll drive seven days followed by three days of home time. That’s an average of 120 days off and mileage goals between 95,000 and 105,000 per year. You must be fully rested prior to dispatch, and space in the 7/4–7/3 Fleets may be limited in some areas of the country.

14/7 Fleet

Roehl’s 14/7 Fleets are unique options that combine the mileage goals of a 7/4-7/3 Fleet (between 95,000 and 105,000 per year) with the extended home time of a 7/7 Fleet. You’ll drive fourteen days and then be home seven days. Space in our 14/7 Fleets is available in limited areas, and you must be fully rested prior to dispatch.

Those jobs will have different drivers sharing trucks. You'll go out on the road for your time and when you get home someone else will be ready to leave out in the same truck. But keep in mind, you don't make money sitting home. So these jobs would likely only pay in the range of $20k-$28k per year. But you're home a lot more often. So if you're looking for what almost amounts to part-time work, those are great options. You get a little road time and then you get a nice chunk of home time and make a few bucks doing it.

Otherwise, as was mentioned above, sharing a truck is called slip-seating and most of the time it's local companies that slip-seat. You might have a driver take a run on the day shift, return to the yard, and the night shift driver takes the truck on his run. Also, a lot of the LTL carriers (Less Than A Load - companies that make many stops and pickups every day) like Yellow-Roadway use slip seating for trucks that run back and forth between terminals. One driver will take a couple of trailers from say Dayton, Ohio to Chicago, IL. He'll get to the terminal , turn in the truck, and go take his break while another driver jumps in that truck and takes it wherever he's headed to. Then the first driver, when his break is finished, will grab whatever truck is available and return to Dayton, Ohio. That kind of thing.

What type of job are you looking for that you were wondering that? We can point you in the right direction.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ken C.'s Comment
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I think he is referring to having 3 drivers in 1 truck each running a 8 hr shift but I could be wrong....

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