Change Of Plans

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Eric S.'s Comment
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So late development. I know I said earlier that western express got me in. But now knight hit me late with the same now. I got the conditional letter for pre employment same as western express sent me. The only thing missing from knight is the travel information which I’m sure will come early in the am. Question is should I continue with express or back out and go with knight?. Express cpm is .32 knight is .40

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Old School's Comment
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Eric, it will take years to get your pay increased by eight cents. Based on what you said I'd go with the higher paying offer. Isn't it nice to have folks fighting over you!

I don't normally put a lot of weight on CPM. But in this instance you're looking at a substantial difference.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Keith A.'s Comment
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That's just $.02 less than what I was making after a year coming back to Knight, Eric. That's a REALLY sweet deal to kick your party off with. I'm glad for you :)

Eric S.'s Comment
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I do feel a little bad because western xpress did go out of there way to get me in because of my accidents but hey if someone is willing to do the same and pay more well then shiiiiddd.

That's just $.02 less than what I was making after a year coming back to Knight, Eric. That's a REALLY sweet deal to kick your party off with. I'm glad for you :)

Eric S.'s Comment
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Ya I’m going in on knight. I just left the door open just in case there’s some last minute hiccups with knight tomorrow in the am. But it does feel good to know I’ll be able to make a living without having to team. Although I do feel like a partner would be a great thing to have when I’m in a sticky situation I also believe that if I do my full time with the trainer(3-4 weeks) I’ll come out of it more ready and able to drive solo.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Ya I’m going in on knight. I just left the door open just in case there’s some last minute hiccups with knight tomorrow in the am. But it does feel good to know I’ll be able to make a living without having to team. Although I do feel like a partner would be a great thing to have when I’m in a sticky situation I also believe that if I do my full time with the trainer(3-4 weeks) I’ll come out of it more ready and able to drive solo.

Personally, I think you're better off cultivating a support network you can contact whenever you need to as opposed to trying to rely on another person on the truck who will need their rest -- barring a pre-arrangement with a more experienced driver you're just as likely to get someone of your own experience level as not. Above anything else, just remember your trainer is not going to be able to show you everything, and is likely going to focus primarily on company procedures and paperwork.

Jammer a's Comment
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Well looks like you have a decision make ?! I myself am working to pay my bills and provide for my family so I’m after the dinero and see the country while doin it hood like ca with your decision of course I would make d as Ute do they pay all miles ? Empty and loaded sliding pay scale etc etc insurance

So late development. I know I said earlier that western express got me in. But now knight hit me late with the same now. I got the conditional letter for pre employment same as western express sent me. The only thing missing from knight is the travel information which I’m sure will come early in the am. Question is should I continue with express or back out and go with knight?. Express cpm is .32 knight is .40

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

PackRat's Comment
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Knight!

G-Town's Comment
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Knight!

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Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Knight!

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I'll chime in and third that vote! :)

After taking a break from trucking i just got hired back into Knight last month. Gotta run with a trainer for a couple weeks this month as a refresher, then I'll be back in own truck again.

Which terminal are you looking to run out of?

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.

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