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Davy A.'s Comment
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What is your second choice and why?

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Based on what I have read both on these forums and other sites, CSRT, Prime, and Swift all seem like good options.

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Not trying to come off like a recruiter but Knight pays you while in school as well. But...you have to pay for your own lodging and food. Most of the companies have slightly different takes on how they go about it but it works out about the same no matter who you go with.

I'd highly recommend taking a shotgun approach and applying to many different companies. It's always good to select a company you want to go with based on them falling in line with your priorities but as was said, there's no guarantee you will get hired by them.

Also I see a lot of people thinking they are going to find a company that somehow deviates from the rest of companies and pays miraculously high rates right off the bat. It's just not the case. They all pay about the same in relative ways and a student is a liability, not an asset yet. It costs a company money to train and develop you into a productive and safe driver.

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I had a look at Knight but it doesn't look like they accept applications from my area based on the information here.

I'd call their number or check their website and ask. As far as I know, they hire nation wide. I actually called a lot of companies directly before I learned of this site.

midnight fox's Comment
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I had a look at Knight but it doesn't look like they accept applications from my area based on the information here.

Many of the company profiles are probably out-of-date, so it'd be good to talk with recruiters about details like that. I checked here on Hirschbach after reading about them on Freightwaves; the profile says they have 700 trucks and require one-year experience, but now they have 2000 drivers and their own in-house paid CDL training. Their website says they pay during orientation and training as well, so search for them too, in threads here people said they're great.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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LOL Yeah @ CRST after 6 months they start asking drivers to become trainers pffffft They kept telling me "Oh you should be a trainer" uh NO thanks! I tried that with my first 2 co-drivers, try and help em out but, they thought they knew it all, already. "You can lead a horse to water, but can't make em drink it" fit them perfectly haha

James L.'s Comment
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I had a look at Knight but it doesn't look like they accept applications from my area based on the information here.

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Many of the company profiles are probably out-of-date, so it'd be good to talk with recruiters about details like that. I checked here on Hirschbach after reading about them on Freightwaves; the profile says they have 700 trucks and require one-year experience, but now they have 2000 drivers and their own in-house paid CDL training. Their website says they pay during orientation and training as well, so search for them too, in threads here people said they're great.

I hadn’t thought about the info being out of date.

I’ll give Knight a call and some others and see what’s current. Thanks!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Steve L.'s Comment
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I had a look at Knight but it doesn't look like they accept applications from my area based on the information here.

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Many of the company profiles are probably out-of-date, so it'd be good to talk with recruiters about details like that. I checked here on Hirschbach after reading about them on Freightwaves; the profile says they have 700 trucks and require one-year experience, but now they have 2000 drivers and their own in-house paid CDL training. Their website says they pay during orientation and training as well, so search for them too, in threads here people said they're great.

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I hadn’t thought about the info being out of date.

I’ll give Knight a call and some others and see what’s current. Thanks!

Out of date info…get used to it. ESPECIALLY with navigation, shipping/receiving locations…😆

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Steve, you left out the weather forecast.

G-Town's Comment
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Meteorology is the only science that accepts terms like scattered, mostly, partly and chance of.

Steve, you left out the weather forecast.

PackRat's Comment
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Meteorology is the only science that accepts terms like scattered, mostly, partly and chance of.

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Steve, you left out the weather forecast.

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Those also sound like fragments of CB conversations when I think about it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Maybe…

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Meteorology is the only science that accepts terms like scattered, mostly, partly and chance of.

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Steve, you left out the weather forecast.

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Those also sound like fragments of CB conversations when I think about it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Noob_Driver's Comment
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I might be the worst recruiter ever, cant even get this dude to look at millis and he lives 20 minutes away from a school.

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