Knight transportation same sex mentor?

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  1. Atruckerswife02

    Atruckerswife02 Light Load Member

    Sep 15, 2015
    So I’ve read about doing the CDL training at Knight but it says you’ll be assigned a mentor to train with for 2 weeks. I am a woman, and prefer spending 2 weeks with a woman instead of a man.
    Also, I heard (through the grapevine) someone went to do their training for 2 weeks and was left out for 3 months. Like always made excuses for them not to go back.... I’m super excited I already have my permit and have been driving for a year with my hubby, but I would rather have the schooling due to all the new rules and regulations. I’m used to paper logs, no eld, etc..
    All and any help will be appreciated! Thank you!
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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Request a female trainer… it would be a near certainty that you would get one for the simple fact companies would like to stay away from the potential legal troubles that occur when you start mixing males with females in the truck as far as training is concerned...

    as far as the other stuff that you’ve heard about them allegedly keeping a student out for months I wouldn’t buy it I think somebody just the Bs’ing.
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  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I would request a female trainer. Just let them know that you feel uncomfortable about training with a male. It is a reasonable request.
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  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014

    I would be uncomfortable training with a male. You seen these guys?

    I've been to female DR'S. We are all equal, right?
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    CFI puts female students with female trainers.
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  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes, there are some unclean folks out there. But maybe her husband doesn't feel comfortable about it either....
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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Why can't you train with your husband? Did you not say you were driving with him already?
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    idk, have you seen them female dump truck drivers. i fill safer with a bro.js
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  10. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    I know someone on this board who went to Knight. He wanted to pull cans from a harbor to the big city he lived in. He was told sure we can do that.

    After waiting 2-3 weeks for a trainer all they had was a refrigerated trainer. They said go with him. He was then told he couldn’t switch to the Intermodal from reefers. He ended up leaving.
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  11. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    Most companies will ask the new driver for their trainer preferences. Gender, pets or not, smoker, crazy or sane. Stuff like that. They do it to try to maximize compatibility in order to minimize trouble. I suspect Knight does that as well given the size of their operation. In your case tell them that a female is non-negotiable (in a polite way). It might take a bit longer to get on a truck, or maybe not. You can also ask the recruiter. They BS, but probably not about that.
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