As truck driving jobs rise in demand, many trucking companies are urging drivers to pair up and become a team. C.R. England is introducing a Team-UP program offering those on the National/Regional Fleets a chance to earn up to $5,000 per team. Here’s a couple of benefits of how the program works.
Get paired or pair with a C.R. England driver and commit/sign-up as a team with Driver Manager or Team Coordinator prior to being dispatched. Once dispatched as a team, the bonus is paid out to the team as follows:
- 30 days: $500
- 90 days: $1000
- 180 days: $1000
- 210 days: $1000
- 360 days: $1500
Teammate changes are allowed prior to initial team dispatch but applicable drivers must “sign-up” again. Both drivers must remain together for the entire payout segment period to be eligible for that given payout and the next level up.
Michael Reeves, Teaming Coordinator for C.R. England says regarding teaming, “Among the varied benefits to driving with a teammate, safety is paramount. Two sets of eyes and the collective power of two minds and their respective experience and knowledge combine to provide a safer environment when out on the road. Another less often considered benefit is fatigue management, both physical and mental.”
Now, team driving may not be for everyone – you have to learn how to do things as a team; you have to trust and learn from one another. One way to make team driving easier is to team up with someone you already know and like.
Allen Smith, writer from AsktheTrucker.com says about team driving, “Driving as a team could bring you an extra $8,750 to $10,000 per year in income.” Smith also recommends finding a colleague you don’t mind spending time getting to know.
“You will have to find the right partner who you can get along with for long periods of time and one you can trust with your life. If you can do this, and you’re up to the sacrifice, then teaming can bring you a great income,” says Smith.
Some of the best driving teams out there are husband and wife teams, because they already know how to get along with each other.
Paul and Sandy Lanuzza, a husband and wife team for C.R. England said a benefit of team driving for C.R. England was paying for Sandy’s training.
“I couldn’t believe that they [C.R. England] paid for me to be out on the road with my husband,” said Sandy.
She was elated to think that we could spend more time with her husband, while he’s out on the road.
If you can’t think of anyone you’d like to team with then don’t worry about it, C.R. England can find someone for you through our team matching program. If you’ve been considering team driving, now is a great time to do it.
Contact your Driver Manager or Mike Reeves at (801) 886-4584, or email email@example.com