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Jason B.'s Comment
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Can anyone give me Run down on knight transport Pay school hometime trucks fright..

Old School's Comment
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Hey James, I'm coming up on my 7th year driving for Knight. In about 45 days I'll have been with them for seven years.

I'm making great money. I'm driving a shiny new truck. They keep me so busy that in addition to my excellent pay, I'm also taking in roughly an extra 600 dollars each month - this year they are doubling our bonus pay - that's gonna equal about 14,000 extra dollars to me this year.

I never went through their school, but I've spoken with plenty of drivers who did. Each of them claimed it was very helpful to them.

In the seven years I've been here, I can't think of a single time that I was concerned about freight being slow, or that I ever felt concerned about the status of my job. They'd have to fire me to run me off. I love it here.

Oh, oh, if you like black or red T-shirts, this is the place to be. I lost count of how many black and red T-shirts this company has given me. They love giving free stuff to their drivers.

How's that for a "run down?" Was it helpful?

Old School's Comment
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Sorry Jason, I think auto-correct corrected your name for me.

Old School's Comment
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Haha! Don't take anything from me. Not only did I mess up your name, but my math isn't so good either. I'm actually coming up on my 6th year here at Knight. "Turtle" recently commented that I was slipping. Man, I think he's right!

Jason B.'s Comment
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Confused but okay lol so you work their?

Haha! Don't take anything from me. Not only did I mess up your name, but my math isn't so good either. I'm actually coming up on my 6th year here at Knight. "Turtle" recently commented that I was slipping. Man, I think he's right!

Old School's Comment
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so you work their?

Yes, I do. For the past 6 years I've been dispatched from their Gulfport, MS terminal. I'm on a dedicated flatbed account.

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.

Jason B.'s Comment
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Thats what i want most flatbed companys with schools aint hireing right now i dont wanna do refer but other wise a good company? They get you home when you want too? Decent trucks and trailers?

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so you work their?

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Yes, I do. For the past 6 years I've been dispatched from their Gulfport, MS terminal. I'm on a dedicated flatbed account.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Knight's flatbed trailers and equipment are top notch, as well as the tractors.

Old School's Comment
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but other wise a good company? They get you home when you want too? Decent trucks and trailers?

Hey Jason, there's a real problem with trying to determine if a company is "good or bad." Because they are neither. The truth is that they are a company - they are trying to survive and prosper in a challenging environment.

Your biggest challenge in trucking will be to establish yourself as a driver who is "good or bad." That's what determines your prospects in this career. That's why I shared with you how long I've been with Knight. I've done very well here, but they've certainly had their share of frustrated drivers who quit. Trucking is challenging, and the least of your worries will be the name on your truck's doors.

As far as home time goes, I've never had a problem. I make a point to communicate my needs, and I have a powerful record of being hyper productive. That's what allows you privilege and respect in this business. It stems from the foundation you lay. It doesn't come about because the company is "good or bad."

The equipment at Knight is top notch. Our flatbed division serves a single customer. It's a dedicated account serving "Hydro" - a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. I am very satisfied with my job. I'm making great money and stay very active.

Auggie69's Comment
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I'm making great money. I'm driving a shiny new truck. They keep me so busy that in addition to my excellent pay, I'm also taking in roughly an extra 600 dollars each month - this year they are doubling our bonus pay - that's gonna equal about 14,000 extra dollars to me this year.

That's awesome!!

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