Team Or Solo Dolo?

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Alexus L.'s Comment
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Just wondering what is working in teams like. I know you make more money but your always with someone which has its up and downs. Also I started school so I’m excited about that! :) #onestepcloser

Old School's Comment
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Personally, I think team driving for a rookie is a huge mistake. You probably won't make more money. I know everybody thinks you will, but it is unlikely. You will be teamed up with another rookie. Therefore you have two drivers who barely know what they are doing. You will be exhausted from trying to sleep in a moving truck and your partner will probably be waking you up whenever they feel the need for help. It is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

Being a team driver is a big commitment. It is a job designed for experienced drivers. The truck should rarely ever be stopped for a break, and that is really daunting for a newbie. I recommend you start as a solo driver. You will have a lot more opportunity to learn at your own pace, and you won't have all the nagging problems that come along with having someone else living with you in a tiny space.

Learn the basics and get yourself established as a solo driver. Teams are best for married couples. Even then, teaming has caused a lot of stress in those relationships.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rhino's Comment
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Solo for sure. Os makes a good point. And you might end up with some a hole and can’t stand to be around eachother.

RealDiehl's Comment
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This is my personal opinion:

Start solo. If you are interested in teaming, become a trainer once you have enough experience to be one. You get to help people learn the job and, at least with Prime, it pays more than actual team driving. Plus, you are not stuck with the same person for a really long time. Less chance of getting on each other's nerves. Also, you are in charge. You get to decide the rules on your truck.

Training is not for everyone. But if it is something you can see yourself enjoying, I say go for it.

Alexus L.'s Comment
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Thank you old school and everyone else for the advice 😊

Personally, I think team driving for a rookie is a huge mistake. You probably won't make more money. I know everybody thinks you will, but it is unlikely. You will be teamed up with another rookie. Therefore you have two drivers who barely know what they are doing. You will be exhausted from trying to sleep in a moving truck and your partner will probably be waking you up whenever they feel the need for help. It is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

Being a team driver is a big commitment. It is a job designed for experienced drivers. The truck should rarely ever be stopped for a break, and that is really daunting for a newbie. I recommend you start as a solo driver. You will have a lot more opportunity to learn at your own pace, and you won't have all the nagging problems that come along with having someone else living with you in a tiny space.

Learn the basics and get yourself established as a solo driver. Teams are best for married couples. Even then, teaming has caused a lot of stress in those relationships.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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