Last time we wrote about the pros of team truck driving. Team truck driving is when two truckers partner up and drive the same truck. They take turns and as it allows for long- haul shipments to be made faster. And yes, money-wise it is better to drive in a team, but what are some of the cons of team truck driving?
Especially if you chose this job because you love your own company most of the time, team driving is definitely not for you. It means you will spend 24/7 with this one person in a confined space. Even if it is your sibling we are talking about, if you are the type of person who wants to be alone most of the time, this is a bad idea for you.
You are never literally your own boss, but it’s different when you are driving solo. Team driving means there will definitely be some power struggle. Yes, the person who is behind the wheel at the moment is in charge then, but compromises must be done, too. If you are a compatible person in general, then you will be fine. Keep in mind that the other person should also be like you.
Now it’s not just your needs that you consider, it’s both your needs. Team drivers are under pretty strict schedules and at the mercy of their co-driver, as well as delivery schedules. It is not going to be easy to satisfy both all of the time.
You took years to learn how not to fall asleep while on the road, and now you need to fall asleep while on the road. Maybe the roads will be bumpy; maybe your team driver wants to hear loud music etc.
Being in a truck with someone else constantly is not easy. That is why there are a few cons to team truck driving. It has to be the right person and someone you trust (or gains your trust).
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