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Knight Transportation Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

In many cases, yes. Knight offers many unique dedicated and regional opportunities. The opportunities available to you will depend on your home location, but Knight drivers generally receive offers for dedicated and regional accounts early in their career.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?

While Knight Transportation does occasionally run freight into NYC, you are not forced dispatched and may turn the load down.

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Drivers are not forced dispatched. Sometimes drivers will have options for which load they'll be hauling.

Knight Dispatching Policies

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How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

Knight offers a very wide variety of hometime options. From 4 on 4 off, to 7 on 2 off and anything in between. Your hometime schedule will depend on your home location, but generally Knight offers more hometime than most OTR carriers.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

Approximately 70% of freight is drop and hook.

TruckingTruth's View On Knight's Dispatching Policies

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Knight Transportation offers quite a few options in the way of regional or dedicated freight. They are also very accommodating for unique hometime options and will work with you to come up with a customer hometime plan. As compared to the industry, Knight is a pretty hometime friendly company.

Knight Company Policies

Do you allow pets?

No, pets are not allowed on company equipment.

What is the company's rider policy?

After 6 months of safe driving experience, drivers may have approved riders on the truck over the age of 10 years old.

Knight Company Driver Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Yes, a leasing program is available but drivers are not persuaded or pressured to lease.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

The main divisions and Knight are the refrigerated and dry van fleets. However, a container/intermodal fleet is also available. Many regional, dedicated, an unique hometime positions also exist.

Knight Transportation Equipment

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What kind of trucks do you have?

Knight Transportation’s fleet of tractors consists primarily of Volvo VN670s, International ProStars, and Peterbilt 387s. Average tractor age is 2 years old.

Do you run electronic logs?

Yes, electronic logs are used.

hat are your trucks governed at?

Company drivers are restricted to no more than 65mph.

Knight Transportation Equipment

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Do you have APU units?

Some trucks are equipped with APU's. Trucks which aren't equipped with APU's are allowed to idle.

TruckingTruth's View On Knight Equipment

As with most companies of its size, equipment appears to be well taken care of and regularly replaced. The average age of equipment is on par with other major carriers and they seem to replace their trailer fleet fairly often as well. We don't see any concerns regarding Knight's equipment.

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