Knight/squire Program

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Steven A.'s Comment
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Well made it thru day 3 of orientation. So far seems like good company. Head out wiht trainer for few weeks on thrusday. They let you pick where you want to go reefer or dry van. I chose reefer. They also let you tell them where you want to run. Am choosing to run the east coast. From florida to maine, and east of mississippi. Seems ok if you want to run 5 out 2 home they let you.

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Steve

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

crazy rebel's Comment
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Did they tell ya which yard is goin to be ur home terminal?

I'm out of Carlisle yard its OK till ya get in the shop or a poor dm

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.
Victor P.'s Comment
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I have been reading a lot here about knight and it's not too far from me in lakeland florida, maybe 30-40 minutes, and on their website they even say they have local and long distance too! i hope they are flexible, i need to be here till my son graduates from high school this june! after that i can be on the road pretty much! and him wanting to go to the university of florida, i think i will need a company that can help me out with my future goals. i know my school is already talking to me about going otr , gave me the impression the school recruiter is working for the trucking company also! ;) well let me study the cdl book and make sure i study it well! things have changed since i last drove an 18 wheeler! great information here, of course i do have some stupid questions, like what do you do if you wanna go to church some day, what to do with your dirty clothes, well maybe not all that stupid but important to me eh? have a nice day, i wish i could contribute more, but i don't know enough about what you guys are talking about sometimes, just be assured i am learning a lot!

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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Victor, the reason they talk about going OTR is because that is the standard used by everyone in the industry for experience. You just about have to go OTR for one year (unless you're really lucky and can land a local job first - it does happen occasionally) before you can get something local.

Hey if you want to go to church, you are in charge of how you manage your time on this job. Some Truck stops have church services, and you can always go off duty and attend a church if you want to. Just be careful about where you park! Don't tear something up trying to get your truck somewhere it wasn't meant to be.

Almost all truck stops have a laundry room where you can wash your clothes. I do my laundry about once a week while I'm on the road.

Here's a tip on how you can really do well on those state exams. Forget about that CDL manual and study the High Road Training Program Seriously, I aced all my tests this way without even cracking open that boring manual. Try it, you'll be so glad you took the high road!

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Victor P.'s Comment
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Victor, the reason they talk about going OTR is because that is the standard used by everyone in the industry for experience. You just about have to go OTR for one year (unless you're really lucky and can land a local job first - it does happen occasionally) before you can get something local.

Hey if you want to go to church, you are in charge of how you manage your time on this job. Some Truck stops have church services, and you can always go off duty and attend a church if you want to. Just be careful about where you park! Don't tear something up trying to get your truck somewhere it wasn't meant to be.

Almost all truck stops have a laundry room where you can wash your clothes. I do my laundry about once a week while I'm on the road.

Here's a tip on how you can really do well on those state exams. Forget about that CDL manual and study the High Road Training Program Seriously, I aced all my tests this way without even cracking open that boring manual. Try it, you'll be so glad you took the high road!

you are a blessing ok, because it's hard to read that manual! i rather read the who begat who in the bible, with all the crazy names we could never pronounce well! wow a church service inside a truck stop would be great! if i have to go out then so be it! working here is much better than driving a cab, and i already got robbed at gunpoint driving a cab, and sometimes i made nothing, sometimes i actually had to pay because i didn't make enough to pay the cab lease! so if i drive 1 mile i am ahead of the game in my eyes! seeing all those red tractors when i passed the lakeland knight truck hub looked very impressive, also my son works for rooms to go, which uses a lot of trucks also, but i really liked the video on the website. i just hope i can come back to get meds in time or have some arrangement i do have diabetes and i have to be taking pills for it! maybe during my downtime i can start doing exercises and eat a lot of salads and stuff, i cook way to good to be around an oven and lose weight! lol maybe i will keep a journal of the school and interview process, the school rep told me the people do have a choice of going local or long distance, but he seemed to be pushing the long distance very much, maybe they pay him to get me into their company! i am going to weigh the offers carefully. laundry is big for me, and being clean is a big factor for driving for me! i feel more alert when i am clean! lol, when i get back from church i will check out the link thanks a lot! take care.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Eddie B.'s Comment
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Here's a tip on how you can really do well on those state exams. Forget about that CDL manual and study the High Road Training Program Seriously, I aced all my tests this way without even cracking open that boring manual. Try it, you'll be so glad you took the high road!

Old school is right...I did the high road training program as well and didn't even crack the state manual...only missed one question on the haz mat test...aced all the other ones! Good luck!

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.
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