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Deb K.'s Comment
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Hello, Here are my questions:

- At the Knight website is list of where they train and which states they are accepting trainees from...My state, California, is not listed for their Arizona center. Just curious why they have these limitations? After searching through all the companies that train, I really liked Knight...But, sheesh :( Tomorrow I will call them just to inquire about this, then I will know. - Another Knight company question. Also at their site they state that the physical will test for trainees being able to perform essential functions of the job, loading and unloading of freight. Being an older female, mostly in shape and healthy - this loading and unloading concerns me. ?? Please anyone explain a little about this. - After browsing through all the companies at this site, I thought I'd do a google search several using the search words:- truck company's name, such as Knight- and trucking reviews. The two main sites with reviews from employees were Indeed.com and Glassdoor.com. Many of the reviews from present or past employees of each company I searched had not very nice comments. Such as: "The companies and recruiters lied about pay and mileage", "the dispatchers were rude and hard to get on the phone for help", and of course there were many comments of being away from home so much (but the drivers should have known that). Guess there will always be disgruntled employees, for all jobs - But, I'm still debating on taking this leap into becoming a truck driver.

Thank all for any info. Deb

Dispatcher:

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.
DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Hello, Here are my questions:

- At the Knight website is list of where they train and which states they are accepting trainees from...My state, California, is not listed for their Arizona center. Just curious why they have these limitations? After searching through all the companies that train, I really liked Knight...But, sheesh :( Tomorrow I will call them just to inquire about this, then I will know. - Another Knight company question. Also at their site they state that the physical will test for trainees being able to perform essential functions of the job, loading and unloading of freight. Being an older female, mostly in shape and healthy - this loading and unloading concerns me. ?? Please anyone explain a little about this. - After browsing through all the companies at this site, I thought I'd do a google search several using the search words:- truck company's name, such as Knight- and trucking reviews. The two main sites with reviews from employees were Indeed.com and Glassdoor.com. Many of the reviews from present or past employees of each company I searched had not very nice comments. Such as: "The companies and recruiters lied about pay and mileage", "the dispatchers were rude and hard to get on the phone for help", and of course there were many comments of being away from home so much (but the drivers should have known that). Guess there will always be disgruntled employees, for all jobs - But, I'm still debating on taking this leap into becoming a truck driver.

Thank all for any info. Deb

I'm with Knight Transportation and our physical consisted of picking up a couple of weights and stepping up and down a step for 1 minute. Not hard at all.

Dispatcher:

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.
Woody's Comment
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When I went through their physical ours was much more involved. But if your in reasonable shape you will be fine. I was out of shape and worried about it. The only trouble i had was my blood pressure which is never high. I had myself so worked up it would have failed me. They let me lie down for a bit then retested and i was fine.

The only issue one might have was lifting a crate up onto a table with weights in it. Not that it was too heavy but i could see a short person having issues. In fact that was one of the complaints i read online before i went.

As far as reviews ignore them. What you have is a lot of people that couldnt make it and blame everyone but themselves.

Woody

MRC's Comment
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Hey Deb, If you look up" Atlas Ergonomics" their pre-work screen is what most of the large carriers are using as a test. Roehl, Schneider, Conway to name a few. Good Luck!!

MRC's Comment
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Hey Deb, If you look up" Atlas Ergonomics" their pre-work screen is what most of the large carriers are using as a test. Roehl, Schneider, Conway to name a few. Good Luck!!

Here's the link, http://www.steeringyourhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Ergonomics.pdf also if you go to the search box on this page and type in pre work screen it will bring you to quite a few posts and vid's on this subject. Hope this helps!!!smile.gif

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