? for Knight Refrigerated drivers - what are your thoughts on Kooltrans?

Discussion in 'Knight' started by GabeScott, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    There is so much false in this post its kind of mind boggling. :biggrin_25511:

    Most of our runs that take "2-3 Days" are loads that are 1200 to 1800 miles.(Example, I just ran a load from Boise, ID to East Peoria, IL. Total mileage 1623, Picked up on Friday night and Delivered Monday 9 am) We don't hop terminal to terminal dropping and hooking like the Dry side. We pick up a load sometimes pre-loaded or sometimes a Live load and take it and drop it at a terminal closest to its destination if it has time on it or we deliver it. Ether way I spend maybe a hour or 2 a cust at most per 2-3 days, if I'm held up longer I'm paid detention and the load normally has enough time in it that I can still get it there on time. If not then we drop it or we move the APT.

    As for fuel we charge the customer for the fuel on reefers or its factored into the Line haul. Ether way its paid if it has to sit in a yard for a day or so because a customer can't take it sooner. Then its them paying for that time, Who are we to argue ?
     
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  3. djmann.brooks

    djmann.brooks Bobtail Member

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    Miles still going good and running hard at Kool-Trans?? Just got offered a position with them. Im with JB HUNT now and want more miles from 1400-1800 a week! Need more miles! Haha! Thanks !
     
  4. djmann.brooks

    djmann.brooks Bobtail Member

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    Still getting good miles and running hard with Kool-Trans? I was offered to come join today with them from JB HUNT. I need more miles currently only getting 1400-1800 a week. 2900-3000+ miles a week would be great! Let me know! Thanks!
     
  5. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    I don't run kool trans I run Knight Refrigerated. Miles are fine here no idea how kool trans is holding up tho.

    Avg miles per week avg between low side of 3000 up to 4200 just depends how the loads fall and the area you run.
     
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  6. ATLien

    ATLien Bobtail Member

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    That guy doesn't realize that Knight still runs the show.
     
  7. Rgh662

    Rgh662 Bobtail Member

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    Well, not a company driver but I can say this, I've been with Knight Refrigerated for 8 yrs and on my 3rd truck with them so the miles and pay can't be all that bad, but then again I can get by just fine running 9500-10,000 miles a month, still get home every 5-7 days, take 34 hrs or more off and spend time with my kids and dogs, my wife has been on the road with me over 3 yrs so literally nothing is missed
     
  8. Rgh662

    Rgh662 Bobtail Member

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    Hey that's a nice moose bar, where did you get it and how much?
     
  9. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    Insurance company got tired of replacing bumpers/hoods/grills and headlights. Knights cost was around 3800$ its a brand is heard and its made to take a bull elk, or a mazda depending on the situation.
     
  10. Rgh662

    Rgh662 Bobtail Member

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    #### 3800.00? The drivers at JCT only pay a 1,000.00 for theirs, I'm gonna find out from O/O's if I can get one
     
  11. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    The one from JCT if its the ones i see on most trucks is just one that hooks into the tow hook area. Mine is a full replacement and bracketed strait to the frame. Again this one is made to take a hit where the ones like JCT, Prime and CR england are made to take bambie (maybe) and thats about it.

    Now the neg side to mine, it weighs in at a little over 1100lb with it and the bracket. So i had to slide the fith all the way back just to stay at 12100 on steers when loaded. As for getting one for your self, I dont think they would have a problem with it, just be ready to poney up some $$ depending on what one you go with.

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    I'll also add in the reason I ended up doing this was becuse I run alot of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Spring, Summer and Fall its almost impossible to keep a bumper on and the downtime is simply not worth it.
     
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