Offered Nice Cushy Local No Touch With Knight...but I Don't Want It.

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Kerry L.'s Comment
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Calculated based on working 12 hours/day, 5 days/week, $250/week works out to $18/hour, with time-and-a-half paid after 40 hours. I have no experience in trucking and I wouldn't run a local route for that pay. I was earning $18/hour doing simple warehouse work for Schluter Systems here in the Dallas area before I took my international trip.

James F.'s Comment
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My good man, i am doing a 5 day work week with knight, 5 days a week, daily round trip reno to modesto, that means i get to destroy donner pass 2 times daily, 300 a day, flat rate

Steve L.'s Comment
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I find it interesting that companies justify the lower pay with; “yeah, but you’re home every day.” My experience is it’s MORE expensive if I’m home everyday.

PackRat's Comment
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My experience is it’s MORE expensive if I’m home everyday.

And probably less sleep than being on the road, too?

Chris P.'s Comment
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My good man, i am doing a 5 day work week with knight, 5 days a week, daily round trip reno to modesto, that means i get to destroy donner pass 2 times daily, 300 a day, flat rate

I would love that route. How did you get it?

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I find it interesting that companies justify the lower pay with; “yeah, but you’re home every day.” My experience is it’s MORE expensive if I’m home everyday.

Everything in life comes with a trade-off. It's the reason that we have to prioritize what we want from a company. There is no perfect situation, no perfect circumstance.

James F.'s Comment
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Chris p. , i am not a recruiter, i am not saying you should or should not work for knight, but if you go to the reno terminal m thru f, walk in the door and ask for this job, you will get it, we are short on drivers

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.

Chris P.'s Comment
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James,

I don't even have my CDL yet so I highly doubt they'll give me that route. :) Further, I've heard that knight won't hire people that have over a year of being unemployed in the past 3 years, so they wouldn't hire me anyway.

Perhaps it's something I will shoot for in the future. (I'm in California, by the way.)

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I think the trade off is that a lot of people want to be home, not out on the road. I personally prefer to be out for a bit, though they frequently route me back through Denver weekly. I can make more money on the road, control my schedule more to my liking and make more bonus money. I just prefer it at this point. If I wanted to work a regular day job I could have easily stayed in construction at 35 to 45 an hour. I'm getting to the point where I can consistently put down 3000 to 3500 miles a week. They already have two pre plans for me for when I get back.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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My experience is it’s MORE expensive if I’m home everyday.

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And probably less sleep than being on the road, too?

I would think that those of you with wives/girlfriends/significant others WOULD be getting less sleep while at home 😉😁😆🤣

Laura

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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