If it is ok for you to share a truck with someone else, team driving can be a very profitable career. Two truckers can handle the same distance more than 2 times faster than a solo driver. This means they will be able to deliver more goods and expect a higher payment for their work due to the speed of shipping.
Team driver salary
According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for a team truck driver is over $80,000. At the same time, a team owner-operator can have $153,320 a year. The fact is that team drivers can also see more priority loads. Also, income depends on the type of cargo transportation: truckers can get even more with hazmat, doubles, or triples endorsement.
Highest paying job opportunities for team drivers
As in any job in the trucking industry, it is important to choose the right trucking company that pays premium rates and provides the newest equipment in the fleet. It is equally important to consider the type of trucking job you prefer and what can bring you more money.
Hazmat OTR team driver jobs
Running a tanker trailer and transporting hazmat loads is one of the most profitable niches in the trucking industry. Especially if we talk about team driving. The only thing is that you and your partner have to get a HAZMAT endorsement.
Refrigerated team drivers jobs
Truckers who drive reefers know how to handle any temperature- and time-sensitive loads. That’s why team drivers with refrigerated trailers are always in high demand.
Team owner operator jobs
Being an owner-operator means having your own truck and trailer and running your business. You can hire another driver to work as a team or do business with a family member. Owner-operators’ higher salary often compensates for having more expenses. You are also likely to spend far less time on the road, especially as a team driver.
If you are looking for a stable, successful, and profitable career as a team driver owner operator, we are here to help you. Owner Operator Land collaborates with logistic companies that can offer no-touch and drop and hook freight, so you will spend more time on the road and increase your wage. For more information, fill up the form here.
Husband and wife team truck driving jobs
One of the most popular ways of team driving is to form a husband and wife trucking team. First of all because together they can drive more miles and make good money for their family. And for a lot of people, it is easier and more comfortable to spend time in a truck with someone they can trust and know well. In addition, it gives spouses more opportunities to spend time together.
There must be some form of compatibility between both truckers for team driving to work. So spouses have more chances for success. But it won’t suit people who find it difficult to be together all of the time. Find more pros and cons of team driving here.