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"good home time"

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Current Employee - Truck Driver in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Truck Driver in Las Vegas, NV
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

they have good home time, and new trucks

Cons

they dont pay for scales and you have to do a local trip what they dont pay for it

Other Employee Reviews for Knight Transportation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sour grapes for the future of otr trucking."

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Idaho Falls, ID
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good equipment, quick pay turnaround if you're on top of paperwork, and lots of frieght. As the company is large enough to take safety seriously there are few arguments with dispatch over hours of service and availability (see Cons). Knight was among the early adopters of themore modern corporate trucking outfit, correctly seeing regional and dedicated as big growth sectors, and providing a solid dispatch to keep a well paid driver pool happy, their customers satisfied, and making money even though the industry's turbulant times.

    Cons

    Because Knight is essentially a modern corporate outfit (unlike say, driving occassionally for a friend of a friend who owns a rig, or seasonal work like harvest crews) it is frustrating to deal with the administrative oversights. If your Hours of Service limits your elected hometime you're going to get stranded. I never got home on time. And as their fleet is large enough truck-frieght saturation means fewer miles overall, and as such, many days spent in strange places with very little to do. They also spy on their drivers, contracting with "safety" companies that follow drivers,, videotaping driving, etc. As the practicalities of the job generally put the rules in a precarious light, I found it frustrating to deal with this. Example: You'll have to run overweight on produce loads, especially fruit, and the company leaves that up to you. You'll sit if you refuse the load, and then have to circumscribe the scale, which makes for awkwardness all around if the "safety" monitor is reporting to dispatch your route.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is keep putting former drivers behind desks-dispatch that has a practical understanding of otr life just makes sense. I've never heard of a veteran driver liking a cocky kid who got a desk job right out of college, and human resources (generally) uses the degree thing as too obtuse a litmus.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "In nearly 4 years with the company, I am overall quite satisfied."

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Late model equipment to drive. Good maintenance program as long as the driver follows up on due dates (milage for service) A good training program for new drivers coming into the industry (Squire) Good miles as long as you communicate with your driver manager. Company stability and growth in the industry.

    Cons

    Not all of the terminals are up to the quality of the overall company (both in personel and physical aspects) Midlle management, Customer service personel, load planners, and driver mangers should be better educated to what drivers deal with on a daily basis. ie: not all routes are the same, not all loads are the same, there are many variables that affect the time factor in getting a load to its destination. Company personel need to be more aware of the variables.

    Advice to Management

    Work on training and incentive programs designed to reduce turnover in office and middle management which will in turn reduce driver turnover. Audit individual terminals by contacting drivers from those terminals, it is easy for management to look into a drivers performance, contact those drivers who are doing a quality job and get thier opinions on where things could be improved, some of us may have some very good, completely realistic ideas for improvement.

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