US Xpress: CDL-A Dedicated Team Drivers on the West Coast in San Diego, CA
Average between $.78-.85 cpm depending on experience!
Teams for Immediate Seating, or we will find you a Team Partner.
- Earn up to $.75 per mile/split & Home Weekly.
- Drive Dedicated & Home Weekly.
- Teams or Solos that want to team.
- 5,500 mile weekly average.
- Only 3 Months Experience Required.
- Owner Operators running under their own authority are welcome.
Team Truck Driver Benefits:
- Average between $.78-.85 per mile, depending on experience
- Average Salary $78,000 to $100,000
- Great Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K Match
- Home Weekly
- Newest Equipment – Average age 18 months
- Paid Orientation
- Must have doubles endorsement prior to coming to orientation
- Pet Policy
- Service incentive available!
- Drop and Hook loads, pull 2 x 28 pup trailers
- Owner Operators: Fuel Surcharge on all Dispatched Miles (loaded and empty) & Weekly Settlements
- GI Bill® Apprenticeship Program. Military Veterans can earn up to $75,000/yr. Don't qualify for the GI Bill®? Ask about our Advanced Rate of Pay Program for Veterans.
- U.S. Xpress Company Drivers and Their Families Can Earn a Bachelors or Masters degree – 100% paid for by U.S. Xpress! Call for details.
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Team Doubles Truck Driver Qualifications:
- Class A CDL
- Must have 3 months experience
- 21 Years or Older
- Doubles Endorsement
- Paid orientation, upon completion and hired
- Bonus payouts subject to qualifications. Ask a recruiter for details.
- U.S. Xpress Full Ride Program – must be a first seat driver for U.S. Xpress while you and/or a family member is enrolled in college. Ask a recruiter for details.
- CDL-A and 6 Months OTR Experience Within Past 36 Months for Owner Operators
- Veterans must meet VA qualifications – call for details.
Call U.S. Xpress for the last trucking job you’ll ever need at 855-878-5158.
The information below provides insight into how working as a Team Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is a Team Driver?
A team driver is a driver operating with a partner who shares driving duties and other tasks with the other partner. Delivery is much faster than utilizing a single driver, as Hours of Service regulations can be met for one driver while the other is resting. Team drivers often consist of spouses driving together or partners in an owner-operator situation. Likewise, an owner-operator may hire on another driver for the sole purpose of serving as part of a two-man team.
In some cases, a team can be formed by two individuals who may own a truck together or when one works for the other driver. But more frequently team drivers are the result of carrier or company programs that pair up drivers to provide the benefits a team arrangement offers. Of course, these teams must be carefully selected and monitored. People do not get along for a variety of reasons. A team that gets along well, communicates, and has similar goals and expectations of the job is going to be far more efficient and productive than a team that does not like driving together.
What personal characteristics are need for Team Drivers?
There is nothing as important to team driving as the personal relationships built between the partners. Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Team Driver must be able to work day-in and day-out with a partner. You’ll likely recognize that a team driving arrangement complicates and trumps any other issue you may run into in terms of personal characteristics.
For additional information about Team Drivers, including what is a Team Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Team Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Endorsements are required “permissions” for CDL holders driving and hauling various types of equipment and freight. You can earn endorsements at the same time as your CDL, or you can apply for them after you have been driving for a while.
Doubles/Triples Endorsement: (T) endorsement. This endorsement is for drivers hauling double or triple trailers. The requirement to obtain the Doubles/Triples (T) endorsement is passing a written knowledge test.
Truck driving jobs requiring endorsements may offer opportunities for increased per mile, hourly, or route-specific compensation. Extra compensation based on endorsements will vary by the carrier. For more information about endorsements and what is required to obtain a Doubles/Triples endorsement, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Dedicated Routes are most often assigned to specific drivers who drive the specifically assigned routes and no others. Dedicated route drivers are often regional or local and have more opportunities for home time. They are also frequently reserved for drivers who may find OTR routes more difficult.