A Few Questions About Knight Transport

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Sam C.'s Comment
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Ive decided to go with Knight for training, just waiting on my background check to come thru. I havent had a chance to talk to the recruiter very much because we work the same hours and have the same lunch break so Im limited to sneaking in a quick call when nobody is around, Ive hung up on her a few times already. She sent me an email stating 32-42 cpm so I figured Id ask someone who knows here, what is the actual cpm at start? Also I read a blog from someone else's experience joining Knight that seemed like knight paid for the bus ride to their school, or at least picked them up from the bus stop and took them to the hotel. Is that true? 1 last question, Knight pays 400 a week while in school, I understand that you dont get paid the first week but when can expect the first check to deposit? Is it prompt on the second week or is there a waiting period? Just trying to figure out how much the free training is really going to cost me. My original plan was to take a bus there but then I have to get a cab to a hotel for the night because its not like the greyhound is going to drop me off at the exact time I need to be there. Was also just thinking of driving myself but then Ill be sleeping in my car in the parking lot because Id probably get there a few hours early .

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Sam C.'s Comment
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Heres the article I read http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/threads/knight-squire-cdl-training-program-my-experience-and-tips.258212/

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.
Andre R.'s Comment
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I can tell you what I know which isn't much as I've just completed orientation with knight. Pay is 400 a week the training isn't free you will be paying.t back in small amounts from what I understand from those in orientation who will need schooling. The pay does not come the week you're in orientation. It may come the following week. As for transportation there yes they will provide you a bus ticket and I'm fairly certain they will have either a knight shuttle or one from the hotel pick you up. The orientation I attended was very condensed as they are in the process of changing how it's done. Everyon at the terminal I'll be assigned to was first class and friendly even the veteran drivers. I have a copy of the pay scale if I can figure it out I'll let you know as I haven't looked at it as I'm more worried about getting my foot in the door and making a good impression.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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