Knight Transportation Company Review

Knight Transportation Company Overview

Knight Transportation company logo

Starting with just a handful of trucks and one Service Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Knight now runs a fleet of over 4,000 tractors and more than 8,800 trailers from their nationwide service center network.

They have grown from a few associates to nearly 5,000, and from a family-owned business to a publicly recognized company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (KNX). Forbes Magazine has named us to its list of Top 200 Best Small Companies 15 years in a row.

Knight Transportation Corporate Headquarters

Map of Knight corporate headquarters
5601 W Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Phone: 877-403-4029
Website: Knight Transportation

Getting Hired At Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 years of age.
  • Pass DOT physical and functional capacity testing.
  • No DWI/DUI in last 10 years and no failed or refused drug testing.
  • No more than 2 moving violations in last 2 years.
  • Must have good driving safety record
  • No more than 1 preventable accident in last 3 yrs.
  • 3 months of current OTR experience OR 6 months OTR experience in past 12 months OR 12 months OTR experience in the past 5 years.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Taken on a case-by-case basis.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DWI/DUI in last 10 years and no failed or refused drug testing.

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Knight Hiring Area

Knight hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Knight Transportation

Knight Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Hub 23  
    .
  • Celadon 22  
    .
  • US Xpress 21  
    .
  • SRT 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Knight 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Knight Transportation

Knight Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Hirschbach  12  
    .
  • MVT  9  
    .
  •  Celadon
    No Experience Required
  •  Millis
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Knight
    No Experience Required

Knight Transportation Driver Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on length of haul
  • Quarterly bonus opportunity to make additional $.05/mile. Get paid for any portion of the quarterly bonus in which you qualify: $.01 - Safety, $.02 - Production, $.02 - MPG
  • Qualify for an annual raise
  • Daily or weekly pay
  • Safety bonus paid quarterly
  • Part-time and full-time positions
  • Consistent miles
  • New or late model equipment
  • Many Service Centers for you to call home while on the road
  • Single source dispatch
  • Open door policy
  • Paid vacation
  • Enhanced Rider program
  • Pet policy
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401K plus company match

Knight Transportation Operations

Driving Opportunities At Knight Transportation

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • OTR
  • Dedicated
  • Intermodal
  • Part Time

Knight Transportation's Driving Opportunities In Detail

Knight offers OTR positions for dry van and refrigerated, and dedicated positions at the following locations:

  • - Chicago, IL
  • - Gulfport, MS
  • - Houston, TX
  • - Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA
  • - Seattle, WA
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Knight Operating Area

Knight operates all 48 contiguous states

Knight Company Terminal Locations

Knight Transportation terminal locations
  • Kent, WA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Katy, TX
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Sparks, NV
  • Lebanon, TN
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Hutchins, TX
  • Fontana, CA
  • Joliet, IL
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Fairview, OR
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Boise, ID
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Eagan, MN
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Columbus, OH
  • Compton, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Tulare, CA
  • Kansas City, KS
  • El Paso, TX

Knight Yearly Revenues

Knight: $1,102,332,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Hub  $3.37B
    .
  • Knight  $1.1B
    .
  • Trimac  $760.7M
    .
  • A&R  $228M
    .
  • Melton  $217.33M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Knight Yearly Miles

Knight: 435,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Knight  435M
    .
  • FirstFleet  185M
    .
  • TransAm  131M
    .
  • Waggoners  22.23M
    .
  • CTL  22.08M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Knight Company Policies

  • Knight Home Time Options

    Knight has the following home time options available:

  • Knight Rider Policy

    Knight does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Knight Tuition Reimbursement

    The Knight Training Program offers a tuition reimbursement of up to $35 a week.

  • Knight Pet Policy

    After completing training and logging 30,000 miles. Pets under 50 lbs, no aggressive breeds. $400 deposit required, $200 is refundable.

Knight Programs For Military Personnel

Knight Transportationís Driver Training Program is now Veteranís Administration Certified for the State of Arizona.

Knight Company Equipment

Knight Number Of Trucks

Knight Number Of Trucks:
4,000 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Knight  4,000
    .
  • Cassens  1,371
    .
  • PGT  972
    .
  • MTS  700
    .
  • Oak Harbor  607
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Knight Number Of Trailers

Knight Number Of Trailers:
8,800 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Swift  70,802
    .
  • Knight  8,800
    .
  • Trimac  5,000
    .
  • KLLM  2,400
    .
  • Melton  1,600
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Knight Governed Speed

Knight Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Prime  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Knight  0 mph
    .

Knight Tractor Brands

  • Knight

  • Schneider

  • Wil-Trans

  • P&S

  • A&R

  • Celadon

  • Gypsum

  • Paschall

  • Werner

  • Trimac

  • Jim Palmer

  • XPO

Knight Transmission Types

Knight has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
    • K & B
    • Prime
    • Covenant
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Dillon
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • CRST
    • Millis
    • Jim Palmer
    • XPO
    • Schneider

Knight APU Policy

Knight has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Hirschbach
    • Wil-Trans
    • Prime
    • Trimac
    • Marten
    • Paschall
  • Without APU's
    • Hunt
    • Decker
    • May
    • CRST
    • Interstate
    • TransAm
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Knight Company Training

Knight Company-Sponsored Training

Knight offers a full company-sponsored training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

Learn More About Knight's Company-Sponsored Training

  • Length Of Training At Knight

    The training at Knight will last approximately 6 weeks.

  • Knight Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $400 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Knight

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Knight you will run solo after training.

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