Knight Transportation CDL Training

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Jmart's Comment
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Has anyone here been through the paid CDL training for Knight in Phoenix, AZ? I'm looking for some insight and details about their program. I understand the student is responsible for room, board, and transportation throughout the program.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Reyn R.'s Comment
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Has anyone here been through the paid CDL training for Knight in Phoenix, AZ? I'm looking for some insight and details about their program. I understand the student is responsible for room, board, and transportation throughout the program.

Not sure where you got your information from but this is from their paid training profile on this s very site.

“Transportation, lodging, and meals provided during schooling and orientation“

There are 5 pages worth of details about their program in their profile.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jmart's Comment
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Has anyone here been through the paid CDL training for Knight in Phoenix, AZ? I'm looking for some insight and details about their program. I understand the student is responsible for room, board, and transportation throughout the program.

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Not sure where you got your information from but this is from their paid training profile on this s very site.

“Transportation, lodging, and meals provided during schooling and orientation“

There are 5 pages worth of details about their program in their profile.

I got the information from one of their recruiters and an email she sent me. I'm just looking for someone's personal experience with their program in Phoenix.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jmart's Comment
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Unlike other companies, Knight does not force you into a contract. Students are financially responsible for their transportation and lodging during the 2.5 weeks of CDL Range Training in Phoenix, AZ. Don’t forget you are paid $420 a week during training!

This is the quote from the email sent to me by their recruiter.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Jmart you have a financial agreement with Knight to payback the tuition costs for your training, either in full (up front) or financed at zero interest through weekly payroll deduction once you are a solo driver.

If you want to eliminate or reduce your initial up front costs, payroll deduction is the best route to take. If you choose to leave Knight before your financial obligation is met, you will owe them the difference.

Unless you pay 100% of your tuition costs up front, you will basically have a contract in place, specifying the terms of meeting your financial obligation to them.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jmart's Comment
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Jmart you have a financial agreement with Knight to payback the tuition costs for your training, either in full (up front) or financed at zero interest through weekly payroll deduction once you are a solo driver.

If you want to eliminate or reduce your initial up front costs, payroll deduction is the best route to take. If you choose to leave Knight before your financial obligation is met, you will owe them the difference.

Unless you pay 100% of your tuition costs up front, you will basically have a contract in place, specifying the terms of meeting your financial obligation to them.

Thanks. I understand. I was hoping to get someone's experience with their CDL program in Phoenix.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Jmart. Then I would suggest using the search bar at the top of this page, if you haven’t done so already. I found quite a few first hand accounts in the results. Good luck!

Jeff L.'s Comment
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I finished the CDL training at Knight just a little over a month ago. You will be responsible for room and board while at the CDL school plus your transportation to and from AZ.

It's a good program and the instructors are very helpful. How ever do not think that completing the 2 weeks in AZ is the end. It is just the training you need to pass your CDL road test. Everything else is taught on the road with your trainer. So the ability of you and your trainer to get along is important, but it is just as important to have a trainer that you can learn from. I just finished my 30 days with a trainer and was very fortunate to get a good trainer that could explain things in a way that made it easy to apply.

Has anyone here been through the paid CDL training for Knight in Phoenix, AZ? I'm looking for some insight and details about their program. I understand the student is responsible for room, board, and transportation throughout the program.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jmart's Comment
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I finished the CDL training at Knight just a little over a month ago. You will be responsible for room and board while at the CDL school plus your transportation to and from AZ.

It's a good program and the instructors are very helpful. How ever do not think that completing the 2 weeks in AZ is the end. It is just the training you need to pass your CDL road test. Everything else is taught on the road with your trainer. So the ability of you and your trainer to get along is important, but it is just as important to have a trainer that you can learn from. I just finished my 30 days with a trainer and was very fortunate to get a good trainer that could explain things in a way that made it easy to apply.

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Has anyone here been through the paid CDL training for Knight in Phoenix, AZ? I'm looking for some insight and details about their program. I understand the student is responsible for room, board, and transportation throughout the program.

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Thanks!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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