Knight A Good Company??

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TruckingMama's Comment
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Hey y’all, Knight has offered me a local position. Here are the details… let me know what you think!

- No touch freight

- dedicated route AND dedicated trailer

- Ability to bring truck home nightly

- 10 hour shifts M-F, weekends off

- delivery area is Denver and anywhere 150 distance from Denver

- $250 a day with $1500 sign on bonus

- training!! 3 weeks, use the school “Top Gun” 1 week of simulator, 2 weeks OTR with trainer, will give me a total of 30,000 miles of OTR experience.

Willing to work with my quarantine and date.

This local position JUST got created I guess so it’s brand new and they have 7 spots available so even with being quarantined I still have a good shot at getting the position!

What do you guys think??

Dedicated Route:

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."

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Bird-One's Comment
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Take it! Knight is a great company with great training. Personally I’d say take it. Weekends off while local? Rare.

BK's Comment
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Take it! Knight is a great company with great training. Personally I’d say take it. Weekends off while local? Rare.

Ditto. This is a great opportunity. I’m super happy for you.

BK's Comment
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PS: Give the Knight drivers a little time to comment. They will give you the best advice.

PackRat's Comment
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Hope Davy A. sees this and offers his thoughts.

G-Town's Comment
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Taking truck home at night is likely tractor and trailer. If you have a place to park it, good to go.

Of everything you have mentioned; this sounds really promising. IMO, take the offer. It might not last long.

TruckingMama's Comment
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Thank you guys!! I’m actually really excited! My only concern is that I don’t know yet what start and end times I’ll have, I just know it’s 10hr shifts so I’m hoping to be able to work something out where I’ll at least be able to take kids to school and have someone pick them up. That would be ideal, this company seems to be honestly family oriented and the recruiter even told me she would talk about me being trained by a local driver as well to possibly not have to do the OTR training so I can be with my kids.

I guess all of this sounds too good to be true so that’s why I posted, but you guys seem to think it’sa great opportunity! Hopefully I can hear from people who have worked or currently work for Knight! Thank you guys!!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Town's Comment
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A couple of things...

Try not to put a great deal of emphasis on the premise of being family oriented. It’s a non-factor. Might not make sense now...but in a few months it will.

Try to find out the name of the Dedicated Account you’ll be assigned to.

Good luck!

Thank you guys!! I’m actually really excited! My only concern is that I don’t know yet what start and end times I’ll have, I just know it’s 10hr shifts so I’m hoping to be able to work something out where I’ll at least be able to take kids to school and have someone pick them up. That would be ideal, this company seems to be honestly family oriented and the recruiter even told me she would talk about me being trained by a local driver as well to possibly not have to do the OTR training so I can be with my kids.

I guess all of this sounds too good to be true so that’s why I posted, but you guys seem to think it’sa great opportunity! Hopefully I can hear from people who have worked or currently work for Knight! Thank you guys!!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Take it! Knight is a great company with great training. Personally I’d say take it. Weekends off while local? Rare.

Indeed, it is. Took Tom awhile to find his great opportunity with FAB. Bringing rig home is a plus for us, as well. (Are you still w/ current company?)

Thank you guys!! I’m actually really excited! My only concern is that I don’t know yet what start and end times I’ll have, I just know it’s 10hr shifts so I’m hoping to be able to work something out where I’ll at least be able to take kids to school and have someone pick them up. That would be ideal, this company seems to be honestly family oriented and the recruiter even told me she would talk about me being trained by a local driver as well to possibly not have to do the OTR training so I can be with my kids.

I guess all of this sounds too good to be true so that’s why I posted, but you guys seem to think it’sa great opportunity! Hopefully I can hear from people who have worked or currently work for Knight! Thank you guys!!

Shantiwa, it sounds like they really DO want you, if they're going to try to accommodate training you locally. If that doesn't come to fruition, will you be able to have your kids taken care of, for 30K miles OTR? Girl, I sure hope so . . . that's a HUGE commitment, but if that's what it takes, I sure pray you've got a family member or somebody, that can enable you to successfully DO just that, with NO hiccups or distractions! :) That's important, girl. If you mentioned it, I missed it... but how old are the kiddos? Just curious. Mine were 4 and 'zero' when my hubby got into OTR!! LoL..

Best wishes, m'lady! I'm excited for you, and this rare opportunity! (Did you ever inquire into the leads that I and Banks supplied you, in the other thread, JIC? (Just in Case?)

I'm pulling for THIS one, to work, tho!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TruckingMama's Comment
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Ok, I’ll trust you in this one haha. I’m sure I’ll learn quickly. And the recruiter didn’t have the name of the account for me but I’ll make sure to get it somehow. Thank you!

A couple of things...

Try not to put a great deal of emphasis on the premise of being family oriented. It’s a non-factor. Might not make sense now...but in a few months it will.

Try to find out the name of the Dedicated Account you’ll be assigned to.

Good luck!

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Thank you guys!! I’m actually really excited! My only concern is that I don’t know yet what start and end times I’ll have, I just know it’s 10hr shifts so I’m hoping to be able to work something out where I’ll at least be able to take kids to school and have someone pick them up. That would be ideal, this company seems to be honestly family oriented and the recruiter even told me she would talk about me being trained by a local driver as well to possibly not have to do the OTR training so I can be with my kids.

I guess all of this sounds too good to be true so that’s why I posted, but you guys seem to think it’sa great opportunity! Hopefully I can hear from people who have worked or currently work for Knight! Thank you guys!!

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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