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Old 11-13-2015, 06:01 AM
 
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Ok, my husband has a cdl and is working at the moment. I also work in accounting. But our youngest has two more years of high school. Our thoughts when he is finished and onto college or military, we were thinking that we would do team driving long distance. I would need to get the cdl maybe next year.

Any ideas? opinions etc. We have worked together before as we ran a business for 20 years, then moved to a different city and we are here just over 3 years but not really settled down. We do have a vacation home that is near a hub for a few rucking companies.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've seen places have a need for this. It seems like it helps the company if you can drive 14 hours and he can drive 14. I think 14 is the limit. I don't know if you can do it back to back to get the freight their faster. That would be the advantage for the company. Obviously if you're in the same cab you're together and can eat at places together. I always about getting exercise but that's people's own business.
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Over the years I have met a few couples who had retired from doing this and claimed to love it. Got to see the country together and made a good living.
There are forums for truckers where you might get some first hand experiences shared.
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Ok, my husband has a cdl and is working at the moment. I also work in accounting. But our youngest has two more years of high school. Our thoughts when he is finished and onto college or military, we were thinking that we would do team driving long distance. I would need to get the cdl maybe next year.

Any ideas? opinions etc. We have worked together before as we ran a business for 20 years, then moved to a different city and we are here just over 3 years but not really settled down. We do have a vacation home that is near a hub for a few rucking companies.
It can work, and I have seen a few couples who did it. It really depends on (A) who you drive for and (B) the driving habits of each partner.

The idea that I was most impressed with was a little different. I know one couple doing this:
He was an owner-operator with his own "authority" and she was a licensed freight broker who dispatched him. With your accounting background it might be just right for you. There are plenty of sites where freight brokering is discussed. You might read up and see if it is something you can do together.

There are independent dispatchers who dispatch only a very few owner-operators, one of which would be your husband. If you are the sort of person who enjoys being on top of things and working with your drivers, I can see where you may enjoy that, too.

Ask your husband - truckers LOVE to get good dispatchers. If I roll into Reno and need a couple days off, just tell the dispatcher when I would like to leave; if I want to come home, same thing.

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Old 11-15-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We go to Portland Oregon for the weekend often, and always stay at The Portlander Inn, which is actually a Jubitz truck stop. We run into many trucker couples, and most seem in their 50s or older. Some that we talked to did it to survive in the recession, with a decrease in local loads and the driving time limits they found doubling up to be a big advantage.
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