SOLO DRIVERS Thomas Transportation hires Solo Drivers with 2 or more years of experience. The biggest advantage of driving Solo is having the limited space in the truck all to yourself. You don’t have to worry near as much about where you’re storing your belongings, how you make your bunk, or how many clothes you pack for the trip. It’s your truck; settle in to what best fits you. It’s up to you where and when you want to stop for lunch or dinner. Do your shower in the morning or the evening? It’s all up to you, as long as the load gets delivered safely and on time.
TEAM DRIVERS Thomas Transportation hires established Team Drivers with 2 or more years of experience each person. Drive with your spouse, friend, or relative. You typically will have a bigger paycheck if you’re doing team truck driving. Teams are going to haul more time sensitive freight, which gets delivered quicker, which means the truck runs many more miles, which means a bigger bottom line for the company. When the truck is sitting still, it’s not earning money; for you or your company.
Solo Drivers vs. Team Drivers You typically will have a bigger paycheck if you’re doing team truck driving. You will earn more money per mile as a solo, but you won’t get near the miles. Let’s say you earn 40 cents per mile as a solo and 25 cents per mile as a team. So, let's break this down. As a solo, you can average 10,000 miles a month, and at 40 cents per mile, that’s $4000 a month. In the same amount of time, a team can run 20,000 miles a month. Now, your pay is 26 cents per mile, however you get paid ALL miles that truck runs. Not just the miles you drive. So in the same time frame you will have earned $5000 as a team driver compared to the $4000 you would have made as a solo driver.