Keep This In Mind When You're Talking To Your Recruiter, About Team Driving...

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Ynkedad's Comment
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I asked recruiters a lot of questions at this one company:

For this Company: 1st) Normally a team runs about 17+ days before getting a few days off. This is a fine and dandy if y'all live close to one another.

BUT, If you and your teammate live in different States or live too far apart, you'll be required to rotate home time. In other words, y'all will be on a 34+ day rotation before YOU or your teammate get to go home.

2nd) If your teammate wants to go on vacation but you don't, you'll need to get a hotel rm. close to his/her house (at the company's expense,) and wait till they're ready to go back on the road. Then keep in mind...Who'll be the one driving when it's time to go back to work.

3rd) If your teammate gets sick, Yes, he/she can hit the sleeper while you drive Your hours (@ the split rate.) But then you'll have to wait 10 hours before you can drive again, and so on, till your teammate gets better and can drive. And NO, this Co. won't switch you to a SOLO driver status, till your teammate gets better.

Again, you're only getting paid as a team driver, which is at the split rate. And you're only getting 1/2 the miles cuz they're sick and not driving. Now at some point, the company would have someone grab your load and take it the rest of the way if need be, to make a deadline. But now what do you do?

REMEMBER, not ALL companies may be this way... But now you know that there's at least one that is. Obviously, if you're married or otherwise related to your teammate, there probably won't be an issue. Also, some of these issues can be prevented by living close to your teammate, but apparently that's not always the case.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Excellent information Ynkedad - thanks for that!!


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