Did you know that driving teams have the opportunity to earn more than solo drivers? If you are interested in becoming part of a team but do not have a partner lined up, all you have to do is fill out this form!
Experienced Drivers have the opportunity earn a team sign-on bonus of $10,000 per team!
In an uncertain and ever-changing economy, trucking remains one of the most stable careers you can pursue. While other industries stagnate and even slow down, the trucking industry enjoys a projected growth of 6% over the course of the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is great news for anybody seeking a lucrative and fulfilling job that provides training and professional development. DM Bowman is at the front of the industry’s recruitment efforts, offering drivers the best opportunities — including team trucking jobs that provide consistent work and manageable scheduling.
What Is Team Driving?
Every driver at DM Bowman is part of a bigger team, but driving teams make the sentiment a little more literal by pairing drivers together for long-haul routes. This means there are typically two drivers and one truck so that each driver can switch off to the other intermittently. This arrangement is unique because no single driver is responsible for the load.
This shared responsibility fosters a sense of unity for team drivers, which is one factor that makes it popular for married couples or close friends. Plenty of strangers, though, have joined forces for the sake of team trucking and discovered that it’s preferential to life on the road solo — for many reasons!
Team trucking doesn’t just benefit drivers. It also allows clients to expedite deliveries so that they arrive as soon as possible. While a solo truck driver would have to stop for rest, a team can keep the cargo moving forward until it reaches its destination. This can translate to bigger earnings for team drivers because they cover more miles in a shorter period of time.
Pros and Cons of Team Driving
The potential for bigger paychecks and company on the road are just two of the many benefits that team drivers can enjoy. Some of the other advantages that team drivers get to benefit from including the following:
- No pressure to stay behind the wheel when you’re tired
- Benefit from help with tasks other than driving
- Improved efficiency with breaks and scheduling
Though these advantages are certainly appealing, there are drawbacks to team driving that should be considered, too. Team driving isn’t for everybody, and some people are better suited to solo assignments. A few reasons for this include the following:
- You may not always enjoy your teammate’s company
- You have to split earnings with your teammate
- There is less freedom when you must consider somebody else
These pros and cons are a good overview of some of the reasons you may or may not want to commit to team driving, but even the most doubtful drivers often find that the extra earnings and alleviated pressure make it well worth whatever small compromises the task might entail.
The job description for a team trucker outlines several of its most essential duties — drive the truck, make deliveries, and unload cargo. A few unique criteria set a team truck driver position apart from other positions, though. Some of these include:
- Navigate route efficiently in collaboration with partner
- Complete pre-route inspection of the vehicle with partner
- Assist team partner in loading and unloading cargo
These responsibilities are in addition to the characteristics that a team driving candidate must possess:
- Ability to work well with others
- Collaborative spirit
- Willingness to share responsibility
- Commitment to completing the route
Anybody who commits to these responsibilities and possesses these traits can be a great team trucker. Candidates who have questions about their qualifications can seek assistance developing the skills needed for team driving from a DM Bowman recruiter.
Working at DM Bowman
DM Bowman is about more than just trucking. As a locally owned and operated company, we take pride in providing both our clients and our employees with a world-class experience from the base of our Williamsport, MD headquarters. Our company is small enough to feel like family and big enough to provide the opportunities you seek.
DM Bowman drivers know all of their managers, and our variety of daily routes makes it easy to find a schedule that works for you. Our commitment to integrity means that we go above and beyond to take care of our drivers. We care about ensuring that our staff is happy, safe, and satisfied. To accomplish this, we offer a generous sign-on bonus and routes that allow drivers to come home daily.
In addition to these benefits, we offer team matching for drivers who want to try out team driving but don’t have a partner selected yet. We go to great lengths to match drivers with a compatible partner and ensure that both parties are on the same page before embarking on a route. Whether you’re a seasoned team driving professional or new to the game, we can help you get started.
A Team and a Family
If you have a team spirit and a yearning for a career that’s exciting and lucrative, team driving may be a great match for you. DM Bowman takes pride in our fleet of team drivers, and we are always recruiting talented new drivers. You can take the first step towards a promising team driving career by reaching out to us online.