Are you a solo driver thinking about switching to Team Division? Whether you have been on the road for years or you are new to the industry, Transport America makes it very easy for you to become a team driver. If you need a partner, we will work with you to find a compatible co-driver. Do you want to see the country? Do you want to drive state of the art equipment? Do you want to be among the highest paid drivers at Transport America? Then teaming may be for you. Let’s discuss some of the advantages to driving team at Transport America.
What is team driving?
Simply put, team driving involves two drivers working together to keep the wheels continuously rolling. While one driver is driving, the co-driver is resting in the sleeper berth. As a result, freight moves up and down our highways at a pace that can not be matched by a solo driver. In fact, a team operation is only rivaled by airfreight, in terms of transit time. Said differently, our Team Division is the fastest way to move freight from coast to coast.
Teams at Transport America are very diverse. Who makes up a team? Well, all kinds of people! Some teams are made up of married couples, while others are friends or family members. Still others are comprised of students who meet in school, or in some cases, solo drivers who are paired up with other drivers in the area they live in. Whatever the configuration, there is no question that team driving is a popular option for freight drivers and one that solo drivers should consider.
Why team driving?
There are some great reasons why solo drivers should consider driving freight as part of a team:
- Better pay. Pay for teams running an average of 6,000 – 7,000 miles a week can translate to a sizeable pay increase over solo driving. At Transport America, for instance, with mileage rates of up to $.54 per mile (split miles), team drivers can make a very good income for themselves and their family.
- Job security. Because of the expedited nature of team driving, and the high demand for such services, we enjoy great business relationships with many stable customers that offer year-round business that means you will keep moving.
- Better equipment. The nature of expedited freight dictates that trucks driven by teams will be on the road much more than the average truck, creating more wear and tear. To prevent issues on the road, Transport America provide teams with late modal equipment that offer best in class safety and comfort features for our team drivers.
Can I be a team driver?
Any driver eligible to work at Transport America can drive in the Team Division – that means passing a background test, drug and alcohol screening as well as having a good driving record. Successful teams at Transport America live out our core value of Safety every day; they are healthy and remain rested; and they understand the importance of good communication.
Running as a team means you will average of 1,200-1,300 miles in a 24-hour period and will likely be on the road for more than two weeks at a time. However, at Transport America we understand the importance of balancing work and life for efficiency and good morale, so we provide customized teaming solutions that will meet the business needs and your time at home needs.
With competitive pay attractive team driving benefits packages, newer equipment and a focus on a great driver experience, Transport America is a leader in team driver opportunities. To learn more about team driving opportunities, visit our website or join our online communities on Facebook and Twitter.