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Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Knight Transportation began operations in 1988. Today, they operate more than 3,600 tractors and more than 8,500 trailers with more than 4,000 employees.
They had a revenue of $730 million in 2010 and operate 100% debt free. Knight Transportation hauls a variety of freight from dry van to refrigerated and some container freight. They also offer a wide range of driving positions including regional, dedicated, and OTR positions.
Knight hires drivers from all 48 continental United States, but only accepts a limited number of CDL students. The locations in which CDL students are hired from changes based on their needs at the time. It's best to call and speak with a recruiter about their current hiring areas.
The Squire CDL School is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
The hiring requirements at Knight Transportation seem to be on par with the industry average. However, Knight tends to be a bit more selective on their hiring standards and operate a smaller CDL school than most other company sponsored programs. As usual, a solid employment history is very important as well as having no recent felonies or major traffic violations. Any older felony convictions will be taken on a case-by-case basis.
While you are technically employed during CDL training, you are only employed on a "probationary" level. You must still successfully pass all DOT exams and complete CDL school in good standing.
Yes, all incoming students are to study for the CDL exams and complete all written exams in their home state before arriving at the Squire Training Center in Phoenix, AZ.
While a passport is not required, you are encouraged to get one.
A Hazmat endorsement is also encouraged, but not required.