Is There Any Current Or Former Knight Drivers That Can Tell Me Their Experiences With Knight..

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lilrichie collins's Comment
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my reason : i have chosen them because overall heard nothin but good things about them.

To me, Knight Transportation fits the billet / shine above the rest of my choices..... from their training program to the many options of driving choices ...wow!!!

what im asking for is any drivers {current or former} can tell me their own personal reason why they chosen knight will be GREATLY appreciated and received ...

ty and plz keep it clean & respectful...ty

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey lilrichie - sorry this question got overlooked somehow!

First just a general tip for anyone looking for info on this site - the search box at the top of every page is awesome! It's a real google-powered search engine but only for this website. We have over 20,000 pages of info on this website so that search engine will dig up some great stuff.

Ok, we have our CDL Training Diaries section of the forum where people blog about their training experiences at various Truck Driving Schools and Company-Sponsored Training Programs. You should find some stuff on Knight there.

We also have a list of topic tags for the forum and we have conversations tagged Knight Transportation. Those should help quite a bit.

Hopefully others will chime in also. But we've gotten a ton of great feedback on them.

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I did my OTR Training with Knight and I will tell you that I was Pleased with everything but that was back in 2011 and I'm not sure if things have changed. I felt that I learned everything I could have learned to be successful. They won't ask you to Team Drive unless you want to, so there is no pressure there and back when I was driving there was a limit to as how many hours a day a trainee can drive.

I'm no longer with the Company and neither is my trainer, we both left to Lessors Inc.

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.

lilrichie collins's Comment
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Ty brett for the feedback and i hope i find what im looking for more feedback

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