Beware of knight transportation!

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  1. Bountyhunter66

    Bountyhunter66 Bobtail Member

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    If your a student or experienced driver be careful on which company you choose to work for. I do not recommend knight transportation at all. I have researched on why drivers quit so I set out to experiment at knight transportation and it was nothing I expected. Stay away from this company. Recruiting will tell you what you want to hear to get you to come aboard. Make sure you make it clear on how much your worth and how much you need to make weekly. Not after your orientation. Knight does not pay holiday pay. You will make nothing but pocket change on a 5 on 2 off. If you can live off $700 a wk then you have nothing to worry about but don’t expect to receive bonuses unless you save them fuel or your smart drive camera score on how to drive is good enough. Be ready to layover without pay, no holidays paid. Sit getting load and unloaded No detention pay. Better off driving local and be home everyday. OTR driving is no different than local driving don’t fall for hiring excuses.
     
  2. Misesian

    Misesian Road Train Member

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    Knight is where I got my start and I did very well there. If you were on 5/2 schedule, that will definitely reduce your earnings. I was there from 2014 until May of 2016.
     
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  3. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Two sides to every story, as the saying goes.
     
  4. Last Time Around

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    All drivers should quit and flood local companies with apps.... no matter the experience level, work local.
     
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  5. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Knight done nothing wrong here.
    This is a you problem.
    You wanted to be home 2 days a week,they
    Gave it to you.

    You want the big money,then hit the road
    For a couple of weeks.
    That's how this thing works.

    They can't send you anywhere far away,because
    You got to be back home on Saturday morning.
    There giving you exactly what you asked for.

    That 60 grand they abvertised is for otr road drivers.
    Not 3/4 drivers who work Monday thru Friday.

    The money load is the weekend run.
    Your not getting that.
     
  6. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    For what 500 bucks a week.
    Get real,90 percent of local jobs pay #### wages.
    15 to 18 bucks an hour everywhere you look.
    Work like a dog on some stupid 9pm to 8 am shift.

    We've all been there and done that.
    I'm not giving up 500 a week to sleep in my bed every night.
     
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  7. Last Time Around

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    IT WAS SARCASM DRIVER.....
     
  8. Last Time Around

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    It appears that so many think Local is the cure for everything....

    Where I lay my head is home...... ;)
     
  9. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Light Load Member

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    I worked local to try it out. Drive a Class B dump truck behind a street sweeper all night. Just driving 20 mph and listening to music with no actual work for $17/hr, 50hr a week, overtime after 40 but very bad to non existing benefits. Make $950 each week gross, home each night and off 2 days a week but hate it and going back otr.
     
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  10. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    It would seem to me, anyway, that if you did said research, you would have seen numerous red flags waving proudly. Unless you enjoy punishing yourself....
     
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