Do not work for knight transportation!!!

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by seawind, May 8, 2009.

  1. Outinc

    Outinc Bobtail Member

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    I drove for Knight for almost a year, mid 2008 - mid 2009. I started off running really well, a change in management at our terminal ended that. I honestly believe that the top management feels that if the drivers are happy and making good money, than the company must be giving too much away. They will do everything thing they can to keep more money at the drivers expense, until they finally break the driver and he quits. I've spent the last 35 years driving and have seen deregulation turn what was once a good paying job into a job where companies take people off the streets and train them & then treat them like dirt. All of these companies that formed and grew large after deregulation are equally bad, Swift, Knight, England, Prime and the rest. Most of what I read here reported by the drivers, I can believe. It happens everyday. There are no more dispatchers. They have all been replaced with young kids fresh out of college and given titles of "Driver Manager" or Planner", but the truth is they have no management abillity or abillity to plan. The drivers pay the price, the freight still gets moved, and the company makes a big profit. The New American Way. Knight is on the cutting edge of this new type of trucking.
     
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  3. budroanne

    budroanne Bobtail Member

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    these guy are not kidding about the horrible treatment ive just been thur all of it and more.....heads up about knight people..........the horror stories are gods truth
     
  4. budroanne

    budroanne Bobtail Member

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    they treat you ok till you have been there long enough for knight to get their federal tax credit they receive for hiring you,,,,,,,,after that it goes to hell very very fast..........no joke
     
  5. budroanne

    budroanne Bobtail Member

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    :biggrin_2551:
     
  6. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Hey budroanne, why don't you just put your thoughts into one post, instead of several single line posts? Are you just trying to artificially raise your post count? And if so, why? I'm just curious.
     
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  7. budroanne

    budroanne Bobtail Member

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    knight is the WORST but i agree with ya about getting out. i started in 1985 when drivers were treated like kings....my time is union and o/o.....ive never seen the disrespect that knight hands out.......never ever....they get a big ol tax credit for hiring certain areas and the trucking will be good for a while till you been there long enough for them to reap the money from the gov......after that it goes way way downhill......there attitude goes south after they collect the tax credit...they owed one man $3300 in unpaid wages...so i had them print my payroll....and sure enough! they owed me $770 in unpaid wages. they never said a word about it an
     
  8. budroanne

    budroanne Bobtail Member

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    happy knight drivers? your the only one i ever met,,,,,,your special
     
  9. Road Dog

    Road Dog Medium Load Member

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    Its nice to see someone post about working.Way too many people here think that driving a truck is something super,when its nothing more than a job,for which you are paid wages to feed you and your family.You are paid to haul freight from one point to another,nothing more,nothing less.And oh yeah Ive been there and done that and never had any real problems.I alway figured it was just another job,which it is.
     
  10. tracyq144

    tracyq144 Heavy Load Member

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    I just wish I could find some driving job where I didn't have to drive so long, and do other things like scaling and all that. Knight makes you do this and more!

    It seems that most times I have to put "my" tandems to the rear, and many times I even have to sweep out "my" trailer! It's NOT "my" trailer, why do I have to do all this? It seems that Knight (and other companies) would have someone at these "shippers and receivers" who would do these menial tasks. I was never told at truck driving school that I would have to do all this extra stuff!

    AND, many of these places make me walk quite a long way, sometimes in pretty crappy weather, just to get to the shipping and/or receiving office! No kind of shuttle or anything, even though they often have a "yard tractor" that could easily give drivers rides! WTF?

    Something else that bothers me, when I watched "Smokey and the Bandit", it seemed like everyone (except the cops, of course), pretty much liked truck drivers, but in my experience that's not the case!

    I just don't know, the only other experience I have (job wise) is bagging French fries at McDonald's, (and that's a LOT harder than you may think!), but this truck driving is pretty hard, IMHO, of course.
     
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  11. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    This definitely sounds like a lazy bum who wants a paycheck to sit on their behind and do absolutely nothing. How pathectic!
     
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