TEAM DRIVERS 5K MILES PER WEEK, HOME WEEKLY
$3,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS PER DRIVER PLUS $500.00 ADDITIONAL FOR VETERANS
- Newer truckers with all the comforts
- Dedicated and network freight
- Eligible for a monthly Safety Bonus ($.03 per mile)
- $3,000 Sign-on Bonus for each driver
- $500 additional sign-on for military veterans
- $1,000 Paid Orientation for each driver
- Comprehensive and Competitive Benefits
- 401k with Company Match
- Free DIRECTV in Trucks
- Respect and Care for our Drivers
- Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
- 1+ Year Class A CDL Experience
- At least 23 years old
- No felonies in previous 10 years
- No drug or alcohol convictions of any kind in previous 10 years
Beyond the many job benefits previously mentioned above for truck driving jobs based in Hartford, there is a wide range of additional opportunities for truckers in Connecticut. For truck drivers, the Port of Boston in Boston Harbor, is a loading and offloading destination for much of the freight hauled by Connecticut drivers. This port, along with the Port of New York City and Connecticut’s several ports make Connecticut a state where truck driving jobs are prevalent whether driving within or just passing through Connecticut to point north and west. With the amount of cargo, there are multiple on going job opportunities for truckers or anyone considering a career in trucking.
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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.
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.
Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.