Knight Orientation Pay:$150.00 for Three Long Days!

Discussion in 'Knight' started by Surfer Joe, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Heavy Load Member

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    The title of this thread says it all;
    That's a whopping fifty bucks a day that you are worth to Knight for your 'service' to them. And the days are long ones as well.
    Let's see... a typical 10 hour day in orientation at fifty bucks a day comes to...
    Five bucks an hour.
    This substandard pay should be an indicator as to your actual worth as a future driver to them...
    As in....not much.
    Stay away and move on to another company.
     
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  2. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    So, how much do you think they should pay for a 3 day orientation?
     
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  3. Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Heavy Load Member

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    I don't think that they should pay anything for orientation.

    In fact, I think that they should charge the potential drivers for the privilege of attending.
     
  4. Broke Down 69

    Broke Down 69 Road Train Member

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    1.3 million, a brand new w900l specced to order and a date with the Playboy Bunny of his choosing...

    That about right fella?

    Sheesh.
     
  5. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Exactly! LOL
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    When I went through orientation at May Trucking 7 years ago, they paid me $50 a day, paid for my hotel room and fed me well. I didn't even think once about what they paid me for orientation, I was just glad to have a job!
     
  7. carramrod32

    carramrod32 Medium Load Member

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    Not like they have a stellar reputation to begin with. They are known to be on the cheap side.
     
  8. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Light Load Member

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    They want airline pilot standards and minimum wage type pay, as do most of the megas. Lots of ways to get fired by Knight once you start rolling with them.
     
  9. Atlanta trucker

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    Knight is a ####ty company. Drove for them. Treat you like #### pay you like ####. Everything is your fault. Stay away. I drove for Transport America and Interstate out of Tacoma WA and they were fantastic companies.
     
  10. Boriqua

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    Average wage of a new trucker for starters. It's crap like this that save me alot of frustration.
     
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