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PackRat's Comment
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It’s the only big carrier I’m aware of that offers that training with no contract clause. Not free getting to Phoenix for the training, but I think the trade off would be tempting. I’m happy working there for the past five weeks, and they have kept me moving. Lots of terminals around the big cities that usually are a challenge to find parking: Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, etc.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Told me most people that leave is because of pay, they pay middle of the road others pay higher

I'm extremely surprised they said that to you. This is one of the most misunderstood factors about trucking. Drivers jump ship all the time. The reason they give is they are going to get paid more somewhere else. Honestly, I think every trucking company out there could make this same claim. Here's an interesting fact: One of the best sources for recruiters to find good drivers is from their pool of drivers who left them for "greener pastures." That's the truth.

Listen to me... Your CPM rate is not what determines how much money you'll make. It's something you've got to understand. I started my first driving job at 27 cents per mile. I made 50,000 dollars that year. Something like 4,500 drivers quit that company during that same time period so they could chase after a paltry few more cents per mile. Some of them returned, many of them quit 2 or 3 other companies for that same reason. Very few of them ended up making as much as I did.

Everything about success in trucking is on your shoulders. That's why I sit back and chuckle when I see these newbies with their spread sheets trying to crack some imaginary code that will allow them to find that elusive pot of gold. I'll make over 80,000 dollars this year at the very company that just told you most people quit them because of low pay!

Fellas, get out here and do your job well. You'll be surprised at how much better you'll be off than the gold diggers who are constantly measuring everything by their pay rate. You make money in trucking by consistently performing way above average. That's the key. It's not the rate that makes the difference - it's the results. Top performers make top pay. There's no secret about that. None of these companies can make you a top performer. That's all up to you.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Joe S.'s Comment
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Old School, thats exactly what Trent told me, i fully understand and believe you are going to make what you are "WORTH" in this business. Of course i do not know how things work exactly but without a good work ethic its not going to matter where you work. Knight will definitely be staying on my list of companies.

Old School's Comment
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Old School, thats exactly what Trent told me,

Good! I was starting to wonder why they would say such a thing to a new driver. But it sounds like there was more to the conversation. I'm glad to hear it!

Joe S.'s Comment
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Had a goog 40 45 minute conversation at Knight transportation answered all questions and freely gave info on miles schooling pay scale alot was discussed! I recommend giving them a call and at least talking.

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