Well, I am finally done with Knight. I was an excellent employee that did my job very well. I have just had it with this company constantly stealing money from me and all me fellow employees.
Let me explain.....
First off the push the heck out of per diem. They steal .02 cpm from you which they say is for administrative costs. Well, figure if you run 130,000 miles per year that's $2,600 for administrative cost. A little high to me. What they won't tell you is that their payroll taxes and their workers comp insurance is reduced because it is all based on their payroll. Just think of it this way....If the company is pushing something that hard who do you think it is benefitting? Not you.
Next, they will short you at least 10% on miles paid on EVERY load. Even if you follow their routing exactly on a typical 600 mile trip you will run at least 660 miles to get it there. Therefore you are running 60 miles for free.
Next, used to give stock options as a benefit after 2 years employment for drivers. They don't do that anymore.
Next, they will do everything possible to make sure you will never see a savings bond for safety or customer service no matter how good of a job you do. Even if you qualify you will have to constantly beg for it and if you are lucky you might get it 9-12 months after you earned it, but don't hold your breath.
Next, Knight will tell you they will get you home whenever you need to be, but after you come aboard they will tell you that your hometime needs are not their 1st priority.
Next, Keep all your paperwork....You will need to watch them like a hawk. They purposely forget to reimburse you on tolls, scales, etc. hoping you won't catch the mistake.
Next, If you refer someone make sure you get their name. Because they will NOT give you your $300 referral bonus unless you happen to see the guy you referred and then inquire about it. Chances are you will never see him and they will not pay out the referral.
Next, Knight is going after short haul stuff that pays big bucks. They tell dispatch they have extra money to offer the driver but don't offer it unless the driver asks.
Next, Get used to being forced to run illegal by your dispatcher and then get in trouble or probably fired by safety because they can't communicate.
Next, No matter how much notice you give them that you need to be off on a certain day you can all but guarantee it will not happen.
New Safety Director in PA is an idiot that has no clue of the DOT regulations. He only cares about one thing......Missing logs. He lets everything else slide.
I wonder what the trophy looks like for being the best for lowest amount of missing logs? He will also look you right in the eye and lie right to your face.
Don't trust him no matter what you think.
In closing.....Knight Transportation brags about how they are a debt free company. But if you have to steal from your driver to get that status I wouldn't go bragging about it. So do yourself a favor and take my advise....Steer clear from Knight. And this is from a driver with quite a few years of service in with them. I am not your typical driver that was here 3 months and then quit.
My plan for my last load is this.....Lets say it is a load that pay 600 miles. I am going to drive exactly 600 miles and park the truck. I am then going to call dispatch and tell them to send someone out to unload me. When they ask why, I will tell then, "this is what you paid me for" Wouldn't that be hilarious/? I can't wait.