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Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Accepted at Knight!!

Sorry this isn't a question, but I recently was accepted at Knight, I start training on the 27th and I couldn't be more excited!!! Gave my two week notice last friday! Anybody got any advice...What to bring, ways to get prepared?

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Which company offers the best lease program?

So my 21st birthday is fast approaching (2-28) and I am torn between knight or prime (mabey wil-trans), I will be going with company sponsored CDL training, and after a year or two will like to lease a truck, does anybody have any recommendations? I live in southern California (near Fontana) and things I'm looking for is if I do lease a truck in the future which company can keep me regional yet profitable running western states. I have a young family and would like to be a regional driver but I realise as a rookie you will more than likely have to go OTR for the first year.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Does anybody run a slip seat box?

My uncle (retired roadway driver) just gave me his galaxy DX 73v cb radio, I was thinking about making a slip seat box, any tips? Also do you need to adjust the swr each time you get in a new truck or is it only necessary if you want maximum range?

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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No go @ Prime, any thoughts on knight?

Yes unfortunately, it happened when I was a minor, I completed my probation & had my record sealed, so a civilian background check cannot find it but in the federal level background checks it will still show up.

I should have made it clear that they will hire new drivers who have already obtained their CDL through a private school.

Also, as you can see there are plenty of folks who are getting hired at Prime without a HazMat endorsement. You don't have to share it with us, but does the problem lie more in the fact that you have a felony in your background? Usually that would be the reason why you can't obtain a HazMat. You can still pursue this career choice, but you will have more hurdles to clear if that is the case. Have you seen our List of Trucking Companies That Hire with Felonies?

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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No go @ Prime, any thoughts on knight?

So after I found out prime requires you to be able to get a hazmat endorsement I called the TSA & spoke to a .... Less than enthusiastic lady who informed me I cannot get my hazmat (or TWIC) until November 2019. Without going into too much detail, I got into some trouble when I was a teenager which has unfortunately put me on the 7 year no go list. So I started looking around and spoke to a recruiter at knight and found out I do not need a hazmat (forgot to ask about the TWIC). Just wondering if anybody has any experience with knight and what they think of them. Thank you in advance.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Nearly 15 years later, any ex- Consolidated Freightways drivers out there?

It's been nearly 15 years since CF went under, just wondering if there are any ex drivers on this forum. Both my parents worked for CF from their Mira Loma terminal, my dad was a driver, my mom worked in sales. Kind of curious if there are any of you on this forum and if so, what were your last days like. My dad never hauled another load in the green & red after labor day, my mom still had a job to to do for a few weeks moving the last freight scattered across the nation, mostly abandoned by now unemployed drivers. Curious how everyone's last week's at CF went.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Prime maybe? Mind if I pick your brain?

Hey now something going on between y'all? Ha

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Yeah yeah...says the guy who never called me back

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Ouch! I been kinda busy prepping to leave out next week. Ill try to give ya a call tonight when I get off work :) Then we can discuss this biting thing lol

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Prime maybe? Mind if I pick your brain?

Thank you so much you have essentially sold me on Prime from this post and the last one you gave me about a week back. Perhaps we'll see each other on the road. Take care.

Hi. ;)

I love love love prime. Its home.

First off,...Prime trains at various facilities and you would most likely go to Salt Lake City UT and keep your CA permit. IF they send you to MO, they have you sign a letter of residency to get a DL and permit there. A couple weeks later when you test out, you will be sent back to CA with your driving test scores and get the CA CDL.

Orientation is a week during which food and hotel are provided. During your permit they allow you a $200 per week cash advance you pay back in $25 per week increments. After usually two weeks you test and the day you get the CDL is your date of hire. You start getting paid $700 gross per week at that point.

Home time during training is up to the trainer. Most will comply with your requests. But realistically, expect to be out six to eight weeks before you get home. Figure orientation, PSD with the permit and testing will take a few weeks in itself. And some people get distracted by home time if they go home before they test...then fail the test due to home issues.

I got on the bus for prime 09/19/15

My mom collapsed on 11/18/15 and they let me fly home from FL.

11/26 my trainer picked me back up.

12/23 my trainer flew me home until Jan 3rd.

2/14 I got my own truck and went home 2/28

My pay is decent. I have a great FM ..another member here Kanelin has him as well.

I posted last years totals on this link

Prime first full year pay

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Prime maybe? Mind if I pick your brain?

Hello, for those of you who have seen all of my recent post you know that I am considering signing on with CR England, how ever recently I have began having second thoughts and mabey prime is my best choice. I am trying to get information from drivers because we all know recruiters are known to.... "Bend" the truth. A few questions: I currently have a California CdL permit, but I understand their training center is in Missouri, will I need to obtain a Missouri permit and will my residency in CA effect that? Also when do you begin receiving payment, I understand they offer paid training but is this from day 1 of schooling or after I am on a truck with a trainer; and what is the pay like realistically. Lastly how long can I expect to be gone after I board the Greyhound bus headed to Missouri before I get my first home time. I'm sorry if I'm getting annoying with all of my newbie post, it is nerve racking changing careers when you are the sole provider with a family. Thank you so much in advance.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ways to increase my chances of getting accepted?!?

OK so it looks like the 5% thing was a load of crap. Last question, does anybody know if once you are accepted into school are you pretty much guaranteed a job so long as you pass the schooling or is up in the air if they accept you or not. I just don't want to quit my current job, go to the CR England school and after that find out they will not be accepting my application.

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