Live In Florida And Wondering If Knight Hires From There?

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Ladybug's Comment
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I am new to this site and I have to say it has been very informative and helpful. I am wanting to go into trucking and have been doing a lot of research. I have family members who were truckers for many years and have always enjoyed hearing about it. After researching all the company paid schooling I have chosen Knight as they seem to fit best with my financial situation. I just want to know if they hire people from Florida? I have no ties to my current area, no family and friends and do not want to be based out of Florida. I have no problem being based elsewhere. I stay with a friend so don't have my own place so no roots or anything to keep me here. Just wondering.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
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I am new to this site and I have to say it has been very informative and helpful. I am wanting to go into trucking and have been doing a lot of research. I have family members who were truckers for many years and have always enjoyed hearing about it. After researching all the company paid schooling I have chosen Knight as they seem to fit best with my financial situation. I just want to know if they hire people from Florida? I have no ties to my current area, no family and friends and do not want to be based out of Florida. I have no problem being based elsewhere. I stay with a friend so don't have my own place so no roots or anything to keep me here. Just wondering.

Please click the following link for more details: SEARCH FOR DRIVING JOBS IN YOUR AREA

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ladybug's Comment
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Thanx Anchorman for the link. I checked it and Knight is hiring from my area. Thanx again for the link!

Anchorman's Comment
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Knight Transportation has a terminal located at 4045 Old Tampa Hwy. Lakeland, FL 33811.

SERVICE CENTER AMENITIES:

Washer/Dyers: Yes

Showers: Yes

Vending: Yes

Lounge/TV: Yes

Wi-Fi Internet: Yes

Wired Internet:mYes

Dispatch: Yes

Fuel: Yes

Maintenance: Yes

Truck Wash: No

Orientation: Yes

Knight Dry Van:

Phone: 800-734-8169

Fax: 863-687-8106

Driver Training: 866-396-4238

Service Center Manager: Mark McNally

Driver Development Manager: Latonyia Sumpter

Recruiting Manager: Jared Spears

Training Recruiter: Kristy Miller

Knight Refrigerated:

Phone: 800-734-8170

Fax: 863-687-8106

Driver Training: 800-734-8169

Service Center Manager: Mark McNally

Driver Development Manager: Latonyia Sumpter

Recruiting Manager: Amy Lane

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I should say, since you don't technically live in FL, you could use a family members address to make yourself more available for hire to more companies. For instance, if you have a sister that lives in OK you can put your residency as OK under her address and then you won't have to strictly look for companies that hire from FL. Just a tip, but Knight is a great company - you'll be in good hands with them.

Ladybug's Comment
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Thanx Daniel B. I do hold a Florida driver's license and am currently employed here in Florida. So I don't know if they still will look at that as being a Florida resident. I'm just wondering if they will look past that as I could be based wherever they want me. I guess I could always ask the recruiter.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Companies will use your license address as your "home base address". So claiming another (out of state) address, and not changing your license is technically not legal.

What part of Florida are you from?

Here in Fort Lauderdale, there aren't many companies that hire. South Florida is difficult to get outbound freight - so companies are reluctant to hire folks they have to get in/out of here for home time.

The other side of the equation (for me at least) is TAXES. Florida is one of the few states without city/state/personal property taxes - so if I ever make the jump into the industry, I would want to keep my "legal residency" in Florida. Though if I do make the leap - I'm going to do the "homeless thing", as there's no reason to maintain a homestead expense (being single/grown kids), that I'm only going to see 2-3 days a month.

Rick

Ladybug's Comment
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I live in the panhandle right on the Alabama/Georgia border. I want to claim "homeless" status as I don't have my own place nor a car so two expenses I don't have to bother with. Also I'm not originally from this area just moved here for school a few years ago. I just want a better job opportunity and to get away from Florida.

LadyDee's Comment
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I should say, since you don't technically live in FL, you could use a family members address to make yourself more available for hire to more companies. For instance, if you have a sister that lives in OK you can put your residency as OK under her address and then you won't have to strictly look for companies that hire from FL. Just a tip, but Knight is a great company - you'll be in good hands with them.

Someone on here suggested I try doing that (I think his name was "Joba" or something similar). I still think most companies want your principal residence state to be the same as your license state - but what do I know? I just got here.

LadyDee's Comment
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Companies will use your license address as your "home base address". So claiming another (out of state) address, and not changing your license is technically not legal.

What part of Florida are you from?

Here in Fort Lauderdale, there aren't many companies that hire. South Florida is difficult to get outbound freight - so companies are reluctant to hire folks they have to get in/out of here for home time.

The other side of the equation (for me at least) is TAXES. Florida is one of the few states without city/state/personal property taxes - so if I ever make the jump into the industry, I would want to keep my "legal residency" in Florida. Though if I do make the leap - I'm going to do the "homeless thing", as there's no reason to maintain a homestead expense (being single/grown kids), that I'm only going to see 2-3 days a month.

Rick

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The "homeless" thing? PLEASE tell me more about that ...

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