team driving

Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam Brown

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

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Equal partners: Chris Litzinger and Henry Kuperus

Brenny Transportation-leased owner-operators build on a solid friendship in coownership of a Volvo that helps support two growing households.

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Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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POLL: Have you ever driven team?

Team driving among husband-wife and other owner-operators is at least fairly common among Overdrive's readership. How common? That's what we want to know -- help us find out by participating in this poll.

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Team drivers: What’s the biggest attraction of team work?

Pay and lifestyle advantages are among various benefits to team operation some drivers have indicated -- what's the chief attraction as you see it?

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Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

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DNA proliferation prevention: My ‘bag of hair’

"I got all my toiletries in order, cleaned my hairbrush out, and stored the hairball in my bag of hair. Yes, I said 'bag of hair.' The lengths to which Wendy will go to avoid false-positive DNA results.

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Fikes offers pay increase for electronic logbook program use

Owner-operators can have a 1 percent pay increase for using uDrove's electronic hours of service program, Fikes Truck Line announced.

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Land Span adds 24-day availability bonus for teams

Nationwide carrier Land Span, Inc., is offering an availability bonus incentive to team company drivers.

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