Re: need team driving info from veteran drivers
I have teamed before and I have run solo. They both have their advantages/disadvantages... If you are just starting out and unsure of yourself after training, then teaming with someone else might be a good way to go to help build up your confidence level, providing they too aren't just as scared. Teaming also gives you someone to talk to, someone to eat with, etc. It can either be a business partnership (no strings attached), or a personal relationship. Depends on who ya want to team with.
However, if you like being alone, and you don't mind sleeping when the truck is sitting still, you are confident, etc. etc.. etc.. then go solo.
I can't say that I favor one over the other. If you can get along with someone in the truck, then it can be a great partnership/relationship. If you like the same music, same interests, then you have someone you can talk with. But if one person is a smoker and the other isn't, problems could arise. I've teamed with smokers and non-smokers and I don't smoke, and I've never had any issues with the smokers. Like anything, it's what you make of the job... You have to try it to know if you are going to like it or not. You will see that person 24 hrs in an area of most large cubicles and no place to retreat, unless you wanna ride on the catwalk... which, I would think you'd want more experience before you rode out there... lol