Hey Folks. Going to Knight Trans for my CDL shortly. I've been asked if I have a preference. Reefer pays a little more, but I'm told it isn't worth it because of the wait times and unreliable detention pay. Any opinions out there. Thank you in advance.
Reefer or Dry Van???
Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jgtrucking, Apr 24, 2022.
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jgtrucking Light Load MemberLast edited: Apr 25, 2022
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Kyle G. Road Train Member
- Jan 23, 2016
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201 Road Train Member
- Apr 16, 2014
TANKER,,there, I think we've confused them enough. You will get 10 different answers from 10 different people. Van is about the least problematic, and requires the least attention. It used to be, reefer did pay more, I don't know if that's the case anymore, a driver is a driver. Just starting out, I'd go with a van, make sure you like trucking at all, because the hassles of reefer, and there will be plenty, will make any newbie run screaming into the Knight,[sic],,go with the van to start.Flat Earth Trucker, Concorde, tscottme and 2 others Thank this.
haz-matguru Road Train Member
Why would you go through a company for a CDL?
Reefer has crazy unload times, witch can be tiring to a new comer quickly.
Go with a company that will actually pay you decent. Leave knight in the night.Last edited: Apr 25, 2022
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Northern Nomad Light Load Member
- Apr 1, 2020
Reefer. You’ll get all the miles you want and more. If I ever go OTR again, and stop pulling a tank, it’ll be reefer.jgtrucking and Chinatown Thank this.
I started out with reefer I think I got paid detention twice in two years even though I spent crazy amounts of time on live unloads.
The big problem is the messed up sleeping schedule. This is so unhealthy for you they are starting to say its a major cause of health problems including obesity.
Not worth the extra pennies in my opiniongoga, Concorde, tscottme and 1 other person Thank this.
Roehl pays detention and also pays 'address to address' miles.Last edited: Apr 25, 2022
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I like refrigerated trucking.jgtrucking Thanks this.
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