Hit the Open Road with Knight

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Training Doesn't Stop After CDL School

Following completion of trucking school, new drivers begin over-the-road (OTR) training with a qualified trainer in their region, followed by a road test and solo driving, before they can graduated training and become a Knight Driving Associate.

You'll earn valuable experience and learn important skills when you begin driving with a trainer. During this time, you will receive focus from driver trainers, learn the critical non-driving skills, and get real-world driving experience, all while earning a decent income. Training lasts about four to six weeks.

Career Growth

Learn Critical Skills

Competitive Pay

Real-World Experience

Work/Family Balance

OTR Training Timeline

Choose to Work with Knight & Complete Application

Prospective drivers can be pre-qualified on our Knight website.

Get Started

Get Hired

Students must attend orientation, aka Driver Qualification Process (DQP), and pass a physical and drug test before being hired. Prior to this, you will also discuss with your recruiter what over the road training you must complete.

This process may take up to one week.

Get Seated with a Trainer & Hit the Road

Drivers go on the road with a Knight trainer and get real-world experience. Additionally, drivers turn in to their recruiter how much they owe for CDL school. A portion of what the driver owes will be reimbursed, dependent on their progress with Knight.

Up to 6 weeks long.

Get Your Own Truck

After completing your OTR miles with a trainer, you will begin driving solo. Knight gifts you $150.

Up to 6 weeks long.

Pay Increase at 30k Miles

Once you drive 30k solo miles you will receive a pay increase and Knight gifts you $200

15 weeks long.

Pay Increase at 60k Miles

Once you drive a total of 60k solo miles, you will receive a pay increase and receive a gift of $250 from Knight.

15 weeks long.

Pay Increase at 90k Miles

Once completing a total of 90k solo miles, drivers receive a pay increase and a $300 gift from Knight.

15 weeks long.

Become a Trainer!

Drivers who complete 90k miles are eligible to become trainers or continue OTR driving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Knight Driver OTR Training.

Call us at 1-888-4KNIGHT.