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    siegfried is offline Rookie
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    Default Knight Transportation--good or bad comments?

    I'm thinking of going from PTL Regional to Knight out of Indianapolis terminal. A little more pay and longer runs, supposedly. Any comments?

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    I geuss it depends on which Knight terminal since suppossedly they are operated seperately. I am thinking about their 4 on and 4 off. However I would work mon-thurs.... out of SLC UT... however I havent heard from any drivers if they make any money doing that. what I have heard though, is that runs are short and stuff.... i really dunno.

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    here is a threadfrom search about Knight that may be of interest to ya and UTurn used to be a driver for them.

    http://classadrivers.com/phpBB2/view...t=knight+trans
    go with the flow..........or just don't go nuff said

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    I drive for them now. They are a good company. I used to be out of the Indianapolis terminal but now I am out of Memphis. They will get you the miles! They have a company policy stating that you need to drive 10,800 a month, that's 2700 a week and they will get it to you! The pay is on a sliding scale. Every one starts out at the same rate. They trucks are set at 64 mph. The average length of haul is around 650 or so. They use mainly Pilots.

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    Knight will tell you that you need to get that weekly mileage amount before being allowed to go home, but take that with a grain of salt.

    If you are on time (no driver related service failures), do not turn down a lot of loads, etc then they will usually get you home when you want to be.

    At orientation they should explain to you that about the only way to get a driver service failure is to be late and not tell anyone before hand. A driver may get dispatched on a load that they can not reasonably deliver on time and all the driver has to do is send a message via QC explaining why and telling them when you can deliver and they are suppose to either reschedule, arrange a relay, or find you another load.
    Finding the right trucking company is like finding the right person to marry. I really comes down to finding one whose BS you can put up with and who can put up wih yours.

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    i would say talk to a recruiter about that 4-4 thing i know i asked about it when i applied with roehl and it turned out to be slip seating with another driver or 2 to keep the truck moving. other than that i have seen a bunch of there trucks on the road and even had one bump my truck with his trailor tonight. it happens

    stay safe and keep the rubber side down

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    u wont get the miles, i just left there... They lack freight and trailers. And have opened to many terminals.... There requirement for driving experience has drop...

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    You say there requirements for driver's has dropped. What is the minimum experience required to get on with Knight?
    Last I was told, I had to have 6 mos. OTR to even submit an application.

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    In CA they are down to 4 months exp.

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    They only require 4 month exp. They will give you the miles. It is company policy to drive at least 10,800 a month. I have never seen anything less then 2500 with them.

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    Maynbe the indy term. is doing well.. With miles but S.Central had lost some major acct.s. I can remember Mondays being 40 loads short, no work available on Sundays either, with the el paso, dallas and okies.. It was tough going, and if u did get a load and it was headfing to atlanta or kc area, that could be a hit or miss on getting a load. Also this area runs off that satelite, once u move the trk. Your time starts. It would b next to impossiable to run 700 miles a day.. Heavy freight, not being able too do posted speed limit in most states. I was getting about 2,200 miles a week when i left, but can remember the good miles, i need atleast 3,000 miles a week. To justify being in a trk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whorutommy
    Maynbe the indy term. is doing well.. With miles but S.Central had lost some major acct.s. I can remember Mondays being 40 loads short, no work available on Sundays either, with the el paso, dallas and okies.. It was tough going, and if u did get a load and it was headfing to atlanta or kc area, that could be a hit or miss on getting a load. Also this area runs off that satelite, once u move the trk. Your time starts. It would b next to impossiable to run 700 miles a day.. Heavy freight, not being able too do posted speed limit in most states. I was getting about 2,200 miles a week when i left, but can remember the good miles, i need atleast 3,000 miles a week. To justify being in a trk.
    Well, I dont know about the Indy terminal but I run out of the Memphis terminal. I neve have a problem with miles. I never turn down any loads either so maybe that is the reason. I don't usualy sit for any more then a couple of hrs. Most of the time I am unloaded or loaded in about a hour or less. We dont use the computer to logg. We have paper logs! They do have slow trucks though but I don't mind. I get them miles so It does not matter if I have a 100 mph + truck or a 64 mph trk. I have never had a week where I was under the 2500 miles a week mark.

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