A Rewarding Team Truck Driving Company
Brakebush Transportation has been a family-owned and operated business since 1925, specializing in the processing and transportation of poultry products for use nationwide. We’re a private company with a private trucking fleet, with no obligations to shareholders. What does this mean for you? Added savings and a top-notch benefits program for all team drivers. Combine with our offered regular time at home and comfort-focused trucks and this might be the team-driving opportunity you’ve always wanted.
Apply online now or contact us with any questions on the job. We look forward to hearing from you.
Team Truck Driving Salary Breakdown
- Team Base Rate: $.33 per Practical Mile
- Plus Performance Incentive: $.05 per Practical Mile
- Plus Per Diem: $.05 per Practical Mile
- Team East Coast Premium: $.05 per Practical Mile
- Paid Weekly
- $15 per hour detention pay after two hours
- $12.50 per hour layover pay with a 24 - hour maximum of $165
- Quarterly Safety Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Miles
- Quarterly Fuel Mileage Bonus: top achievers generally earn more than $500.00 per quarter
- PC Miles Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Mile
- Annual Safety Bonus: After driving 250,000 safely, drivers can receive an additional $.001 per mile for all safe driving miles driven in their career at the company.
NEW Progressive Stop Pay Schedule:
- 1st Stop Team - $15
- 2nd Stop Team - $25
- 3rd Stop Team - $50
- 4th Stop & Additional Team - $75
Brakebush received National Health Care Award for 2019 by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
- Health Insurance Health Saving plan & FLEX plan available
- Life Insurance Basic term - company will provide coverage of $10,000 with option to purchase more
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- DOT Physical Reimbursement
- Wellness Center for employees and family on medical plan
- Paid Benefit Time (Vacation/Sick Days) 0 - 2 years: 13 days/yr
2 - 10 years: 18 days/yr
10 - 18 years: 23 days/yr
18+ years: 28 days/yr
- 401k - Company match
- Holiday Pay Eight paid holiday per calendar year
- Optional add-ons: Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Short Term Disability & Illness Plan
Long Term Disability & Illness Plan
Frequently Asked Questions on Team Driving
What is a CDL team driver?
A CDL team driver is a professional licensed driver who operates a commercial motor vehicle in a driving team. Two or more drivers take turns driving the same vehicle, often a truck, allowing them to cover longer distances in a shorter amount of time. Team drivers typically work for trucking companies and are responsible for transporting goods and materials nationwide. CDL team drivers at Brakebush must have a valid commercial driver's license and meet all of the requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) upon hire.
Is team truck driving worth it?
Team truck driving can be a good career choice for many people. Deciding if becoming a team driver is worth it for you will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances. The benefits of becoming a team truck driver can include:
• Increased: Team drivers often earn more than solo drivers since they can cover more miles in a shorter amount of time.
• Flexibility: Team drivers have added flexibility in their schedules, as they can take turns driving and resting.
• Safety: Driving in a team allows you to take more frequent rest breaks and can reduce the risk of driver fatigue, improving safety.
• Work with your partner: Many team drivers are couples, allowing you to spend time on the road with your husband or wife.
While the challenges of becoming a team driver can include:
• Limited personal space: Sharing a truck with another person can be challenging due to limited space and privacy.
• Communication and teamwork: Team truck driving requires good communication and teamwork skills in order to work together and coordinate driving schedules.
How much do CDL teams make?
The earning potential for CDL team drivers varies widely and can depend on factors, including the company they work for, the type of truck they drive, the routes they run, and their level of experience. Team drivers can earn more than solo drivers due to their increased productivity and ability to cover more miles in a shorter amount of time.
Some estimates indicate the average earnings for team drivers are around $70,000 per year, although this can vary significantly. Team drivers at Brakebush Transportation make above the industry average and have the potential to average over $100,000 in annual earnings.
How does team driving pay work?
Team driving pay works by paying each team driver a percentage of the total revenue generated by the truck. The specific percentage can vary depending on the company and the terms of the employment agreement.
For example, one driver may be paid a higher percentage due to having more experience or since they are the primary driver. The other driver may be paid a lower percentage due to this. In some cases, team drivers may also receive additional pay for overtime, layovers, and other special circumstances. Carefully review the terms of a team-driving job offer to understand how pay will be calculated and how much you can expect to earn.