Keeps you under loads instead of waiting
Team driver (Former Employee) – OTR – December 6, 2016
Worked as a team driver. We both went through the PSD program, and it is what you make of it. If you're quiet and don't ask questions, you'll learn the basics. If you truly want to get into the profession, ask for tips and pointers and tons of questions. Time management is very important if you're a solo driver, so make sure you understand how to keep time on your clock, so you can stay loaded. As a team driver it's one less thing you need to focus on.
It is a lifestyle, home is your truck. That being said, we never have a problem getting where we wanted to be when we want to get there. But we were always ready to get back on our routine and back on the road within a couple of days.
My advice, if you're not familiar with the industry, drive as a company driver until you're comfortable and confident that this is the profession for you. Then look at the lease option. This isn't for everyone, but it is for the some.
I had to leave for family reasons, and hate having a 9-5 cubical job. I miss it and the road. I'll be back just as soon as I can, it's in my blood!
Btw, if you're a female, like myself, they are very supportive of you, and love their "diamonds" Made some great friends!