Ever Considered Driving as a Team?

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A fast growing trend in the trucking industry is helping drivers make more money, spend less time on the road, and more time with the people they care about. What is this trend? Driving as a team!

Here’s the logical breakdown on why it is in your best interest to develop a great driving team to help you do more in less time. Driving as a team means having more than one person in the cab that is capable of handling your rig on the road.

When you drive as a team you benefit because:

1. Your truck can keep moving as you take a break—just switch who’s driving and who’s riding! The same rules and regulations regarding drive time and breaks still apply; however, when you drive as a team, you can rest while your partner takes the wheel, which means…

2. Your trips are more profitable because of the decrease in the amount of time your truck is physically not moving. Even though you’re still getting your breaks, your truck is still logging the miles, which means…

3. You earn more money because your truck is traveling more miles (legally) within the same time. Not only is this great for your own bottom line, but this also means…

4. You instantly become more attractive to recruiters due to the fact that all companies are constantly striving to make their processes more efficient. By enabling your truck to cover more mileage in less time (while still abiding by regulations), you are instantly more valuable, not to mention the fact that…

5. Your trips are safer due to the decrease in likelihood of suffering from fatigue related accidents. When you’re ready for a break, your teammate can take the wheel, instead of you fighting heavy eyelids.

Like any relationship, team driving comes with its own set of challenges. That’s why a lot of people choose to co-drive with their spouse or with a trusted friend or family member. Obviously, you’ll be spending long hours in close proximity with this person and you should get along, but most of all you need to be able to trust each other.

Team driving isn’t for everyone, but there are plenty of reasons why you should consider it. Not only are you in a position to make more money and travel safer, you also have company on the road.


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