A team driver is a person who drives trucks as part of a team. Using a driving team allows a truck to be on the road continuously, resulting in faster delivery of the products on board.
Team drivers are paired with another driver in the same truck. While one driver operates the truck, the other rests or sleeps. The truck can be kept continuously moving for the most part, with periodic stops for hygiene and food. Drivers on a team can work out their own schedule and hours; they may take long or short shifts, for example, to allow varying amounts of rest.
When you have to have it there on-time for a dedicated customer commitment, you can trust the Rift Transportation Services team driver service.
It’s simple. Truckers are required to adhere to strict hours-on-the-road rules for safety reasons. Truckers can only drive 60 hours in a seven-day period. They have a 14-hour driving window, but can drive for only 11 hours each 24-hour period. Also, truckers cannot drive until they’ve had 10 consecutive hours off the road.
That’s a lot of hours your freight isn’t moving, but those rules don’t apply to us. We can and will keep your shipment moving 24 hours a day.
We’re able to do that by using two drivers in one truck. That’s what team driving is all about. One driver can drive while the other rests and thus, we (and your freight) remain safe, while driving non-stop.
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Our services are more costly than regular trucking services as we are, in effect, providing emergency transportation to help you meet a deadline. However, there are ways we can save you money. For example, we offer LTL or less than load trucking services.
That means you don’t have to pay for a full truckload if your load doesn’t take up the full truck. Call us now and we’ll work out the best rate for you.