If you are interested in a career in trucking, there are a few things you’ll have to consider, including whether you want to drive solo or as a team. You will be able to decide if you want to be on the road by yourself or if you prefer having a friend along for the ride. There are pros and cons to both options and understanding the differences will help with your decision. It is important to choose the option that is most beneficial to you so that you can enjoy your trucking career.
Team driving allows you to make more money because you will be able to keep your truck running for double the time that you would as a solo driver. Team drivers are able to switch whenever one of them is done driving for the day so the truck can keep going for a longer period of time. This means you will be able to earn more than you would alone, even when the earnings are split in half.
Another benefit of team driving is that you’ll always have a companion by your side. A lot of drivers like this aspect because the road can feel lonely and having someone by your side will make the job far more enjoyable. Team driving means you’ll never have to spend the long days or nights on the road alone; however, having someone by your side may not always be pleasant and disagreements can occur with your team. Not everyone will get along with the driver they are matched with and this is one of the cons of team driving.
Solo drivers, on the other hand, are responsible for making all of their own decisions because they will be on the road by themselves. This is a benefit that many drivers prefer, especially those that enjoy their personal space and do not want any interference. Truck cabs are not very large and sharing this space can be overwhelming, which is why many drivers like to have it all to themselves. This way, you’ll never have to worry about how you store your personal belongings and as long as you keep your truck safe, you can consider the space all yours.
Another benefit of solo driving is that you will have total control over how you work. This is very different from team driving, which requires far more work in terms of determining the schedules meaning you could end up on a shift that you don’t like. When you drive solo, you will be able to determine when you get up and when you drive as long as you deliver your freight in a safe and timely manner.
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