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  1. Bubba1974

    Bubba1974 New Recruit

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    Howdy all, new here. I have a question for you all.

    My wife and I are talking about running teams in a straight truck. I've had my CDL A with Hazmat for about 5 years and just drove straight trucks. My wife has no experience with trucks.

    My question is, do you think a owner would hire me on as a solo driver mainly and let her drive with her permit with me on duty in passanger seat so she could get her CDL (maybe a month) and then we run as team for them?

    Is this just something that's a pipe dream?

    Anyways thanks for reading and any insight.
     
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I know when I was with Landstar Express America they had a program called Empty Nest, where this same scenario that you mentioned was available. Don’t know if it still exists but might be something to look into. Don’t know of any other carrier that would have such a program. Hope others will chime in to help you out.
     
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    TeamHutch Expert Expediter Driver

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    We have talked to many other couples who have found smaller companies that allowed this. Have not heard of any of the bigger carriers doing this though


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  4. Bubba1974

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    Thanks Team hutch. Y'all are the reason we are even pursuing this route. We may just do sprinter work though.
     
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    TeamHutch Expert Expediter Driver

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    We’ve thought about the van thing a time or two. Hope y’all enjoy expediting as much as us!


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    Thanks!
     

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