Knight Transportation

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Sean S.'s Comment
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Lately I have been leaning toward Knight Transportation for training. They seem to offer what I am interested in overall, in comparision to other schools. For where I am currently located, I am not sure where the closest school to me is. Anyone who either drives for Knight or knows a liitle about them, could please offer some input for me?

Mike H.'s Comment
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They are my number 2 choice. It looks like they run good equipment and have plenty of freight.

Sean S.'s Comment
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I initially noticed that as well. They are my top choice right now.

lilrichie collins's Comment
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The closet training for u is Probably going to be Indy ; i think. call Knight and ask them.. I don't want to give wrong info to anyone without the facts!! Go with Knight because Knight does and can take care of u. You wouldn't be disappointment

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Sean S.'s Comment
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Knight does look like it will be for me. I have considered Indy as a possible location ,although if I am not mistaken, I believe Green Bay also has a facility. The more I read about them, the more I like what I see. Knight is the top choice and only one at this point. Thank you!

Doug 's Comment
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Sean, I drive for Knight and just recently completed their Squire Program in July. Their CDL schools are in Phoenix, Olive Branch MS and the newest one in Indianapolis. Not every terminal location offers training or Orientation. Knight's website has a map with the terminal locations and what services are available at each.

They start a new orientation class each Monday. I went through the CDL portion of the training in the Olive Branch location and was happy with the training. They have a large practice range to work on the skills you will need to pass your states CDL exam.

I think it was mentioned on another thread but Kristy Miller and Jackie Stevens are the recruiters in Olive Branch. Both are very difficult to get ahold of because they are VERY busy with the high volume of students each week.

My only problem was getting assigned a trainer. It wasnt completely Knight's fault however. I started training in February and the harsh winter gave them problems getting trainers to Olive Branch to pick up students. Once I finally got assigned a trainer and got going, I was very happy with the program. My trainer was fantastic.

I would recommend you contact Kristy or Jackie with all your questions because things change alot with training programs and any info I could give you could be wrong.

I can tell you I dont regret my decision to go with them. Im getting good miles, got a pretty substantial raise once I completed the Squire program and I get home when I want to go home.

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.

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