Knight Driver Input

Discussion in 'Knight' started by bigmikectn, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. bigmikectn

    bigmikectn Medium Load Member

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    I've been a local driver for the last 3 years and have 5 years driving experience. My wife and I are about to become empty nesters and I'm ready to go sight see again starting in June. I've gotten approval from three companies that I've researched a good bit and Knight is one of them. They've been really good to a buddy of mine who drives for them. I'd love to hear your thoughts and your experiences both good and bad about driving OTR for Knight. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    These days most of the big companies are pretty much the same sometimes it just comes down to what color hood you prefer if you have a good dispatcher you'll be fine.
     
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  3. ExOTR

    ExOTR Windshield Chipper Extraordinaire

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    Knight treated me well back in 2011, only negative thing I've really heard lately was the pretrip scanner and still no apu's. But they always kept me busy, never spent my weekend sitting in a truckstop unless I actually needed a reset. Still have some friends running for them out of Hutchins TX, and they seem content. They really like the next day pay, but they all run a dedicated tire delivery account.
     
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  4. crappiejunkie

    crappiejunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    If your wife is going to ride they are going to make her wait 6 mos. Think its 6. Id check.
     
  5. bigmikectn

    bigmikectn Medium Load Member

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    She won't be. She travels with her job as well.
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Keep shopping around:
    Danny Herman Trucking in Mountain City,TN doesn't do Northeast, but does lots of Southern California and Texas border towns. Trucks have APU.
    Tribe Transport based in Georgia runs 48 states and trucks set up for driver comfort with Tripac APU, etc.
    South East Carriers in Lawrenceburg,TN doesn't do Northeast and trucks have APU.
    Abilene Motor Express trucks run 72 mph.
    A&A Express - lots of west coast runs and probably never see Northeast.
    Schuster - nations largest ice cream hauler.
    K&B Transportation - guaranteed minimum weekly paycheck of $1125.00 and you can make more, but not less.
    Freymiller - decent refrigerated carrier with APU, etc.
     
  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Light Load Member

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    Ya keep right on shopping around. I drove for them for about a year. They are fine if you like being treated like a child. Everything is your fault. They stiffed me on a bunch of loads. I have a good buddy that owns a small carrier he said they stiffed him on some loads. I remember they would get very rude if I wanted a little detention $ for sitting for long periods.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yep, a driver with any experience at all should keep looking.
    TransWood in Cleveland is good if you have tanker/hazmat endorsements. If you want to run the roads and see the country, then keep looking.
     
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  9. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Knights a trucking school, not much of an employer. Notice how pissy and rude the multi-year Knight drivers are on here. That pretty much sums it up right there.
     
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  10. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Yeah you will have money missing from your paychecks on a regular basis and believe me when you have to keep calling payroll every single time when it happens they get to the point of telling you stop calling Under tired of hearing from you well if you wouldn't steal the money Knight you wouldn't have to worry about nobody calling
     
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