Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation Carrier Info

Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), publicly traded Arizona based American truckload motor shipping carrier, was formed in 1990, with handful of trucks and only one service center in Arizona. Now with a fleet based on over 4000 tractors and more than 8000 trailers (brokerage, dry and refrigerated), Knight Transportation has become one of the leading companies in United States in logistics and transportation industry.

The company provides various truckload transportation services involving movement of container or trailer loads. With such a massive fleet and nationwide service centers network, Knight Transportation has an access to thousands of third-party equipment suppliers. Knight Transportation operates 4,200+ company-owned tractors operate with US EPA2010 or newer engines. Knight Transportation works with engine manufacturers to help develop and test next-generation engines. Knight Transportation’s third party fleet consists primarily of Volvo VN670s, International ProStars, and Peterbilt 387s.

Knight is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to grow as a driver and its culture emphasizes development of the talent. The company hauls a variety of freight from dry van to refrigerated and some container freight. They offer a wide range of driving positions including regional, dedicated, and OTR positions.

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Knight Transportation Trucking Jobs

Identified through company’s own website and other reliable online resources, following truck driving jobs are offered by Knight Transportation.

  • Independent contractors
  • Driving associates
  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated
  • Port & Rail
  • Dedicated
  • Veterans

Knight Transportation Pay Scale

Knight Transportation gives a sliding pay scale that depends on the miles driven as shown below: Drivers have a chance to o move up to level 2 after 30 days or 10,000 miles and level 3 pay scales after 30 days or 20,000 miles.

                                        0-200 Miles              200-300 Miles             300-500 Miles             500+Miles

Starting Rate                   $.36                              $.33                                $.29                                 $.27

Level 2                                $.37                              $.34                                 $.30                                $.28

Level 3                                $.38                              $.35                                 $.31                                $.29


Additional Perks for drivers working at Knight Transportation

  • 401K, Health, Dental, Vision,
  • Supplemental Life, Accidental Life,
  • Critical Illness, Whole Life, Long Term Care,
  • Short Term Disability,
  • Long Term Disability,
  • FSA Account
  • Flexible schedule
  • $0.5/mile Quarterly Bonuses
  • Discounted insurance options for independent contractors
  • Flexible lease payments
  • Weekly settlements
  • Additional pay for deadhead miles
  • Pet and rider program
  • Paid vacations
  • Daily paycheck options


Knight Transportation Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or more
  • Class A CDL,
  • No DUI/DWI in last 10 years
  • No drug use in the last 10 year
  • No more than 2 moving violations within the last 2 years
  • Good work history
  • No more than 1 minor preventable accident in the last 3 years.
  • No major accidents in the last 5 years.

Knight Transportation Hiring Areas

Knight Transportation  has more than 30 terminals nationwide and currently hires drivers out of the following cities:

  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Reno
  • Tulare
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Vegas
  • Fontana
  • Idaho falls
  • Salt Lake city
  • Denver
  • Phoenix
  • El Paso
  • Dallas
  • Katy
  • Tulsa
  • Kansas city
  • Minneapolis
  • Chicago
  • Indiana polis
  • Memphis
  • Gulfport
  • Atlanta
  • Nashville
  • Lakeland
  • Charlotte
  • Columbus
  • Carlisle

Knight Transportation  Equipment

Knight Transportation’s fleet consists primarily of Volvo VN670s, International ProStars, and Peterbilt 387s.

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peterbilt trucks

international trucks

Knight Transportation Orientation Process

Transportation, lodging, and meals provided during orientation. Orientation is custom tailored to each individual driver. However, it generally lasts 3-6 days.

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