Knight Squire Training

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DaQuan L.'s Comment
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What's up Drivers, I wanted to know from Squire trainees or Knight Transportation drivers whats a good amount to come to school with money wise, I have my personal items, and pillow and blanket, clothes, but your first two weeks what should I look for or invest in.. oh any any extra info from Reefer drivers would really help.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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What's up Drivers, I wanted to know from Squire trainees or knight drivers whats a good amount to come to school with money wise, I have my personal items, and pillow and blanket, clothes, but your first two weeks what should I look for or invest in.. oh any any extra info from Reefer drivers would really help.

If you can afford it I would as much money as you can up to $1000. This will go along way to helping you and there will be things you will need.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Doug 's Comment
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Welcome ! I drive for Knight and just finished the Squire 30k solo portion.

You wont need anything more than what you listed. Your trainer will have everything you need for your time with him. Take no more than you need as space will be very limited.

As Guy said, if you can afford to have 1k available it will make your life much easier. I went with two different trainers and neither of them kept food on the truck so all of my meals were purchased in truck stops or take out food delivered to terminals. I carried about 100 bucks cash just in case we were somewhere I couldnt use my debit card and it worked out fine.

Your trainer will help you out with making a list of items you will need when you get your own truck. I started a list in my notebook and went over it with my trainer the last couple days to make sure I had a good idea of what I would need to buy and what I would need to ask for at the terminal when I got a truck.

Dont be shy about asking the shop at your terminal for anything that you may need thats not already on the truck when you get it, spare bulbs, wiper blades, load straps etc. Make sure to ask your DM about paper work you will need a stock of, trailer seals and such.

Best of luck to you, I hope you are as lucky as I was getting assigned to a great trainer or trainers.

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.

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.

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.
DaQuan L.'s Comment
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Thanks for info something to keep in mind..

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