If you’re considering a career in the trucking industry, or if you’re looking for a change from driving solo, you might want to consider becoming an OTR team driver! Team driving isn’t for everyone, but if you find the right partner, it can be a lucrative and rewarding experience for both of you. You can even form a team with your spouse if you’re both licensed commercial drivers.
If you’re adventurous and you love to see new places, OTR driving is a great opportunity. Here are some of the other advantages of OTR team driving:
You’ll Be More Efficient
When two people can drive, you can spend more time on the road and log more miles, which means increased earnings. While one driver takes the wheel, the other can rest or sleep. Because OTR drivers must cover such long distances, team driving is an ideal way to increase productivity.
You’ll Always Have Company
Some commercial truck drivers enjoy their alone time on the road. But going without conversation for extended periods of time can impact your mental health and even increase fatigue. When your part of an OTR team, you always have someone to talk to.
Conversation isn’t just a great way to pass the time. It can also help OTR drivers stay positive if they are missing their families and their home. Nonetheless, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your OTR partner, so it’s important to work with someone you trust and get along with.
You’ll Always Have Help
Whether you need a navigator or just someone to bounce ideas off of, your OTR partner is always available to help. Breakdowns and traffic jams happen. Having someone right by your side to help you through them can make them less stressful. You can combine your knowledge to solve problems – two brains are better than one.
You Can Earn More
Every commercial driver is subject to Hours of Service Regulations and must take breaks after driving for a specific number of hours. Simply put, solo drivers must stop driving to rest periodically while teams can switch drivers and keep going. Because OTR team drivers can log more miles in less amount of time, they can often earn more.
Consider OTR Team Driving with Lily
Lily Transportation Corp. is a family owned and professionally managed business. We believe our people are our greatest asset. We’re proud to provide all of our drivers with competitive pay, excellent benefits, and meticulously-maintained equipment.
For more information about career opportunities at Lily, visit the Jobs Page on our website.