First Year Solo. Knight Flatbed

Topic 31282 | Page 16

Page 16 of 16 Previous Page Go To Page:
TwoSides's Comment
member avatar

Great to read that you have stuck with it in flatbed for an entire year. That's a major accomplishment! Sean still your DM?

How did th hose two tires problem happen?

Thanks Pack. Yes Shawn is my DM. I remember when I first started and drivers were telling me bad things about him. I ignored them because I thought they were disgruntled drivers but now I see the truth.

I have no idea how the tires blew. Maybe I ran something over in the street?? I was on US-30 in Indiana carrying 40k. I heard two consecutive pops. The second being louder than the first


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
member avatar

He and I didn't mesh well either.

That sounds like road debris for those two tires at the same time and the same side of your trailer.

Best of luck for your search!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
member avatar

Best of luck. Kudos for you sticking it out. You really roughed it out through a lot of adversity.

Definitely please stick around the community and post.

Also talked with a TMC driver doing boats on a lowboy the other night on the cb for a while. Might be something for you to look into, it's a dedicated account, they are looking for experienced skateboarders.

Whatever is next for you, whish you well

Old School's Comment
member avatar

TwoSides11, congratulations from me!

You did a really great job, sticking with your first trucking job, under some difficult circumstances. That is going to serve you well in trucking. I don't blame you at all for moving on. I could never work with Shawn. He's a real PITA, but he's got such strong connections at Knight that he seems to get a pass for being a jerk to his drivers. I've heard too many similar complaints to yours to doubt the veracity of your concerns.

Carry on brother, and keep us posted on your progress.

Page 16 of 16 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



This topic has the following tags:

Knight Transport Advice For New Truck Drivers Backing Challenges Driver Responsibilities Flatbed Load Securement Truck Driver Training
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Why Join Trucking Truth?

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training