Team Truck Driving — Share the Road and Maximize Your Pay

Team truck driving is a great way for two drivers to maximize OTR pay by taking turns driving and accumulating more miles each week. You can team driver with a friend, spouse/partner, or family member. If you are part of our Halvor Lines training programs, you’ll experience team truck driving while on the road with your trainer. This can help you determine if team driving is right for you.

We know that our teams spend a lot of time in their trucks, so we provide our teams with the largest and most comfortable trucks in the fleet. Team truck drivers at Halvor Lines enjoy the same benefits and bonuses as solo drivers. If you would like to find out more, contact our recruiters.

Phone: 800-579-2114      Email: recruiting@halvorlines.com

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Team Truck Driving Q & A

What is a team driver?

A team driver is one of two drivers who work together to deliver freight. As a general rule, this means that one team member is driving while the other sleeps or relaxes off-duty in the cab. Team drivers are most commonly spouses/partners, family members, or friends who are comfortable spending significant amounts of time together. Sometimes, two professional truck drivers meet through work and decide to form a professional partnership around team driving.

What are the benefits of team truck driving?

Team truck driving is a good opportunity to increase your income as a professional truck driver. Drivers working in teams can cover more miles per week, which means more income per mile. The best way to compare solo versus team driving earning power is to contact one of our recruiters. 

How many hours can team truck drivers drive?

Team truck drivers are subject to the same rules and regulations as all over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers.

At Halvor Lines, an individual driver is generally on the road 7 to 9 hours each day. That means a team will be on the road 14 to 18 hours a day because one driver is sleeping or relaxing while the other team member drives. Workweeks are usually five or 5.5 days a week.

Sometimes days are a bit longer, some shorter. It really depends on where a load is headed and things like weather and road conditions, which can change from day to day. But there are legal requirements that we always make sure our drivers follow. These include driving no more than 11 hours in any 24-hour period and making sure drivers never work more than 70 hours in any given week.

What’s the difference between team truck drivers versus OTR drivers? 

There is no difference. All truck drivers must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and proven over-the-road (OTR) training. To say you are a team truck driver simply means you drive in a team with another professional truck driver.

How often are team drivers home?

Just as with any driver at Halvor Lines, team drivers work with their fleet manager to ensure they get home when needed. Because team drivers often run regular routes, it’s not uncommon for them to be home every five days. However, that can vary, depending on the freight you haul and your personal preferences. Some drivers like to stay on the road longer to maximize their earning potential.

We hope we answered all of your questions. Are you ready to maximize your miles and join a team for Halvor Lines? Great! Contact our recruiters by phone: 800-579-2114 or email: recruiting@halvorlines.com.

If you haven’t earned your CDL yet, consider our paid Commercial Drivers License training.