Old Experience = No Experience ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by VA CDL Holder, May 2, 2022.

  1. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    I'll tell you what really costs a company money, it's hiring unexperienced and then soon into their CDL school and then off the trainers truck drivers who tear up equipment. Lots of ands in that sentence, I know! As part of my fitness and health routine I always walk the "yard" when I get a chance, pick your company. I'm constantly amazed by all of the damaged trailers, burned up tractors, wrecks and orange tagged junk. So in the hiring world it is a real Hobsons choice. You hire me and I won't destroy your equipment and I keep my record clean as well, even though I'll be making plans to quit as soon as I get hired, or just hire someone who doesn't really have it all together and hope they take a liking to the job and diversify your work force.

    I'll tell you one thing though, I would have kept going back to Knight forever, but someone over there, and it's not the operations people, has a problem with it or my way of quitting after 3 or 4 months. It would have been much better if they approached me and offered to "keep me on the rolls", for 60 days, I go "home" and then come back on day 60 to resume driving....as if I had never left.

    I have to wonder if the Knight brothers really know what is going on in the recruiting dept?
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  3. rockeee

    rockeee Medium Load Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    Kalama, Wa
    I suspect they do. I do not remember but didn't you say that you basically just left a load in their yard one time and just left. My apologies if I'm wrong
  4. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    That was the very first time I quit with them. They put NEFR on my DAC, but ended up hiring me 4 times after that anyway.

    When you need drivers and everyone is on prohibited medicine because they have mental issues or cannot pass the urine and hair test, amazingly I looked good to them. You see, with all this wokeness going on, legalization of the wacky weed, fentanyl abuse and a population lacking a work ethic. and I have no doubt that I'll drive for Knight again........................................................in my dreams of course, if any decision maker from Knight is out there and wants to hire me they can call over to the reefer division and ask for Ronnie C, he knows my deal and was my great DM.

    The way I see it, they have thousands in hotel bills spent on me, in the past. So (hold your laughter), it would make sense to hire me back ASAP.
  5. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Ooo...I knew! Mainly cause..well, he has mentioned it in several threads. ;)

    I should get like a golden taco award or something.

    That's all I got, as I'm not a insurance expert.

    Can I still have my golden taco award?


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  6. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Only the rich drivers:p,,and yeah, the guy with the airplane, whatever happened to him?
  7. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    "No one gets upset when school teachers take off during the summer."

    I don't mean no harm but that one line in your post makes no sense. That rendered your post laughable lol
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    That's him I posted about; has a home in Indiana.
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  9. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

    Oct 22, 2021
    Who doesn’t need more laughs in their life ?
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  10. Geekonthestreet

    Geekonthestreet Medium Load Member

    Jun 27, 2021
    Maybe OP should become a public school teacher with those sweet union bennies. Wait that would require commitment and work LoL
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  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    That's right! You can never have too much humor. I definitely appreciate that
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