KNIGHT Orientation In The Morning In Gulfport !!

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Its finally time to take the next step in this career, sitting down grabbing a bit to eat then back to the hotel to relax and get a good nights rest , only nervous about having to do a driving test being I bern out of cdl school month, will try to post up a daily report .

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.
Jonathan H.'s Comment
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Day one

Got up and went down to the hotel lobby and jumped in the shuttle van to head on over to Knights terminal . Got there and meet our instructor, waited around for a hour or so for no shows then back to the van and off to do physicals. FYI no matter what medical card you already have doesn't matter once your there, your getting another. Once done there we headed to subway for lunch , 6 inch sandwich and you get a choice of 3-4 basic ones to pick with basic toppings, you get a drink and chips from the terminal where you will eat. After that we sat for a little while talking amongst each other . After a hour or so of that we started doing our whiz quiz and hair test. Make sure you drink plenty cause during your physical you will pee in a cup but not for drug test. Once finished with the drug test two people ,one a re-hire and another guy 6 months exp,went with the instructor for a road test, while the 3 of us left talked with office personnel and got all of our payroll and any other paperwork squared away . We didn't have much else to do after so while we waited for the students that were doing there driving test we talked to a few drivers in the lounge then walked out in the yard and looked over the trucks. The others returned from there road test and we were brought back to the hotel. We will start training on Qualcomm and the other system knight uses, also we have a bunch of videos to watch wnd learn more about the company and its policies . All in all today was pretty good, from office personnel to the drivers everyone at the terminal had a great attitude while being very helpful. Time to relax and get ready for tomorrow .

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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