Finally On The Road With Knight!

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TwoSides11's Comment
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I'm finally out here!!!! Today was my first day out on the road with the trainer. Only did 3 stops 5hrs and some change total and drove 187 miles but I'm beat lol. I'm in Mifflinville PA for the night. Got a drop and hook tomorrow somewhere in Michigan.

Its been exciting so far. Got stuck in traffic, seen two accidents and drove through an hr of rain in the dark through mountainous terrain. The trainer is a good guy and I don't see us having any problems while I'm training. I'm out with him for 28 days and the only problem with that is I will miss Thanksgiving with the family. I'm driving his blue 2020 Volvo automatic and I must say it takes some getting use to. The way it shifts throws me off a bit. He said I'm doing good for my first day but I see a lot I need to improve on, driving wise. I will be doing all the driving while I'm out here so it shouldn't take too long to get comfortable. No problems really with backing just more practice and the logs are confusing to me right now. So happy to be out here!!!!

I will try to update when I can but this guy is a runner so it might be hard to do so. Time to take it down for the night git an early day tomorrow. Drive safe out there yall.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Awesome! Glad to hear you're liking it. If it's purple, I'm assuming he's a million miler. Keep us updated. I always love hearing experiences with Knight. They have worked out really well for me.

Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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I thought million milers get to choose any color they want, not just purple? Good luck out here twosides11! Sounds like you got a good initiation for 1st day. Try to take as many notes as possible. 28 days go by very quickly.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I'm finally out here!!!! Today was my first day out on the road with the trainer. Only did 3 stops 5hrs and some change total and drove 187 miles but I'm beat lol. I'm in Mifflinville PA for the night. Got a drop and hook tomorrow somewhere in Michigan.

Its been exciting so far. Got stuck in traffic, seen two accidents and drove through an hr of rain in the dark through mountainous terrain. The trainer is a good guy and I don't see us having any problems while I'm training. I'm out with him for 28 days and the only problem with that is I will miss Thanksgiving with the family. I'm driving his blue 2020 Volvo automatic and I must say it takes some getting use to. The way it shifts throws me off a bit. He said I'm doing good for my first day but I see a lot I need to improve on, driving wise. I will be doing all the driving while I'm out here so it shouldn't take too long to get comfortable. No problems really with backing just more practice and the logs are confusing to me right now. So happy to be out here!!!!

I will try to update when I can but this guy is a runner so it might be hard to do so. Time to take it down for the night git an early day tomorrow. Drive safe out there yall.

That's awesome. I would like to see a training diary of yours. Hopefully I am not far behind you in getting my start with a company. Best of luck to you and be safe.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Awesome! Glad to hear you're liking it. If it's purple, I'm assuming he's a million miler. Keep us updated. I always love hearing experiences with Knight. They have worked out really well for me.

Davy, from what I have read in your posts, I am sure that your DM would say that you have worked out well for them. You are a great example of how to start well, deal with adversity, and come out stronger on the other side. You and Bruce both really motivate me to make the most of my opportunity when my time comes. Thank you.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Mark O. ~MiNi-Me~'s Comment
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That's great TwoSides11! I also just went out with mine right about the same time. I'm keeping notes to post, even though I pulled a bonehead rookie mistake today, I'll post all... Even the embarrassing stuff.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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That's great TwoSides11! I also just went out with mine right about the same time. I'm keeping notes to post, even though I pulled a bonehead rookie mistake today, I'll post all... Even the embarrassing stuff.

FOLLOWING!!!

:) both's. !!! I'm so ready for MY turn, haha!

~Anne~

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Operating While Intoxicated

TwoSides11's Comment
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Awesome! Glad to hear you're liking it. If it's purple, I'm assuming he's a million miler. Keep us updated. I always love hearing experiences with Knight. They have worked out really well for me.

He is a million miler. Been with the company for 13yrs. His truck is blue and yes I will keep yall updated. So far it's going good. My trainer is a cool guy, patient and keeps his truck organized

Davy A.'s Comment
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I thought million milers get to choose any color they want, not just purple? Good luck out here twosides11! Sounds like you got a good initiation for 1st day. Try to take as many notes as possible. 28 days go by very quickly.

Our stock fleet colors are red, silver ish I think, I'm colorblind, for refer. White for kold trans. Million millers custom color, I'm pretty sure the purple isn't a stock fleet color, I'm not sure though, lol I have a hard time with colors. I have to ask if the dock lights are green a lot.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

TwoSides11's Comment
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I thought million milers get to choose any color they want, not just purple? Good luck out here twosides11! Sounds like you got a good initiation for 1st day. Try to take as many notes as possible. 28 days go by very quickly.

Thanks Brklyn, your right they do pick. His truck is blue. I have my note pad with me taking notes!! I want to get ths right. It's fun and at times confusing. Learning every minute, every mile every drop and hook.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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