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Matthew W.'s Comment
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So I was running hard towards Knight Transportation after reading through this website and doing some research online. I completed my CDL Permit this past Monday thanks to the study guide on this site, solely. I called Kristy my recruiter at Knight on Monday after getting my paper copy of my permit here in NC, and left her a message. Called back Tues a couple times, and left messages, and then called today and finally got her. Apparently she can't assist me any longer because Knight has Blacklisted NC and 5 other states for CDL trainees. She would not give any more information than that, and just said sorry can't help you any longer. I called Prime and filled an app out with them, and they were like a Blackout for NC, what is wrong with NC? So I was wondering if you guys have experienced this before and what is usually the cause of these Blackouts. I live like 20 mins from the Knight Terminal here in Charlotte, so I find it kind of crazy.

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.

Just me's Comment
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Being in S Fla I got the same thing a lot but I kept plugging along and finally got accepted to Stevens Transport. Keep at it. There is a huge need for drivers/

Old School's Comment
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Matthew, occasionally this happens. It isn't so much that there is "something wrong" with North Carolina, but it could just be that for right now they have enough drivers from that area. Sometimes there is a bit of a seasonal trend in certain parts of the country where they might stop hiring for a brief few months or so, This often happens at the end of the year when freight is naturally slowing down a little. More than likely if you were to try them again around mid April you would find that they are all gung-ho again. I know it is disappointing, but really all you can do is just keep plugging away at some other options. Often times the recruiters have no idea when these types of directives will come down to them from some layer of management above them.

It sounds like maybe you were trying to get into their Squire program, and if that is the case you might ask the recruiter if you already had your CDL and one year's experience would they be interested in hiring you. If she says yes then maybe you could find another training program to get your license and then just make it a long term goal to go a different route for that first year and then you would always have the option of switching over to Knight after that time period. Trust me, that first year you will be learning so much that it will fly by like a whirl wind.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Matthew, occasionally this happens. It isn't so much that there is "something wrong" with North Carolina, but it could just be that for right now they have enough drivers from that area. Sometimes there is a bit of a seasonal trend in certain parts of the country where they might stop hiring for a brief few months or so, This often happens at the end of the year when freight is naturally slowing down a little. More than likely if you were to try them again around mid April you would find that they are all gung-ho again. I know it is disappointing, but really all you can do is just keep plugging away at some other options. Often times the recruiters have no idea when these types of directives will come down to them from some layer of management above them.

It sounds like maybe you were trying to get into their Squire program, and if that is the case you might ask the recruiter if you already had your CDL and one year's experience would they be interested in hiring you. If she says yes then maybe you could find another training program to get your license and then just make it a long term goal to go a different route for that first year and then you would always have the option of switching over to Knight after that time period. Trust me, that first year you will be learning so much that it will fly by like a whirl wind.

Thanks guys for the replies...I got accepted to Primes orientation and will be leaving on Jan 3rd for orientation. Planning on sticking it out at prime for a year or two. Want to send my wife back to school and also save for a down payment on a house.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Matthew!

Prime is a great place to get started, or to stay for a lengthy career. They can keep you really busy, and their pay rate is among the highest in the industry for new drivers.

Scott O.'s Comment
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What it might be is that NC might not take those tempory cdls from out of state schools ie swift c.r england..... Maryland is this way.... Check with your state DMV before going to a out of state company sponsored training school

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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.
Tim's Comment
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So I was running hard towards Knight Transportation after reading through this website and doing some research online. I completed my CDL Permit this past Monday thanks to the study guide on this site, solely. I called Kristy my recruiter at Knight on Monday after getting my paper copy of my permit here in NC, and left her a message. Called back Tues a couple times, and left messages, and then called today and finally got her. Apparently she can't assist me any longer because Knight has Blacklisted NC and 5 other states for CDL trainees. She would not give any more information than that, and just said sorry can't help you any longer. I called Prime and filled an app out with them, and they were like a Blackout for NC, what is wrong with NC? So I was wondering if you guys have experienced this before and what is usually the cause of these Blackouts. I live like 20 mins from the Knight Terminal here in Charlotte, so I find it kind of crazy.

Call your state & ask?

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.

Brian W.'s Comment
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Matthew, not sure what kind of traveling you want to do trucking, but if you dont mind staying around the mid-Atlantic and NE and dont mind driving an auto shift I can refer you to another company in the Charlotte area.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Matthew, not sure what kind of traveling you want to do trucking, but if you dont mind staying around the mid-Atlantic and NE and dont mind driving an auto shift I can refer you to another company in the Charlotte area.

I got accepted to prime but what is that other company just in case prime doesn't work out

Brian W.'s Comment
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Matthew, not sure what kind of traveling you want to do trucking, but if you dont mind staying around the mid-Atlantic and NE and dont mind driving an auto shift I can refer you to another company in the Charlotte area.

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I got accepted to prime but what is that other company just in case prime doesn't work out

Cargo Transporters. They are based out of Claremont, NC but have a terminal in Charlotte. Training is 8 weeks and they start you out at .38 cent a mile.

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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