Driver Referral

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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For those who are considering a career or talking to a recruiter, give a current driver's name if they pointed to a specific company. I did that for my buddy who encouraged me to go back to Schneider and now he's in line for a $500 referral bonus. Pay it forward.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yep lol I asked my ex co-driver, who now drives local for "Legends" if they had a referral bonus, he had no idea. Said they didn't mention it in his 2 day orientation.. thought I'd hook a brutha up with some extra $$'s

So I checked their website, which said they paid $1000. They have a dedicated run to Texas and back, which I'm kinda interested in, so I figured he could get a bonus if I went with them, and said he "recruited" me,,,,,, the dork hahaha.

Figured I can drive thru the end of the year, stacking more Benjamin's, until my social security kicks in. Rather run a south route a few months, deal with LESS, if any that white stuff !! Maybe by then Philippines re-opens tourism and I can get the hell outta here for part 2 of life, retired with my hunny over there....

Pay it forward when possible

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Davy A.'s Comment
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We have a very healthy referral program at Knight, but Ive always held off saying anything about it here because I didnt want to come across as being self serving or using this community to make money. Ive had a few people tell me that my Knight diary helped them make a decision with Knight. I guess I would put it out there to the moderators: Would it be ok if I gave out my name and number if asked for it for a referral in the forms?

Please know though, that in doing a diary, I did it just to keep myself accountable and to document my journey and growth. Also to document my experiences with Knight, I didnt set out to build the company up or tear them down. I just wanted to paint an accurate as possible picture.

Turtle's Comment
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I didnt set out to build the company up or tear them down. I just wanted to paint an accurate as possible picture.

And that's all we really ask for here.

"Referral" talk is generally discouraged, as it could discredit our actual purpose here, which is to provide fair, balanced, and impartial information on all companies, not just ones that give us a kickback. It should be up to the reader to make their own decisions on their favorite company, absent any persuasive tactics by the writer.

However, providing an email address in your profile is often a way to give others the opportunity to seek you out, should they wish to drop your name as a referral. Let's just keep it out of the open forum.

Old School's Comment
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We generally discourage trying to get or give referral fees in our forum. We've had trouble in the past with people using the forum as a platform to produce referral fees for themselves. So... we try to stick to our mission of empathizing, encouraging and inspiring new drivers as we help them make a great start at this challenging career. Soliciting referral fees is not considered part of our purpose.

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