Knight Transportation – Striving To Meet The Needs Of Customers And Truck Drivers

Knight Transportation is a growing company in the trucking industry. Knight has shown strong growth for many years and has moved numerous loads of freight throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. They use a national network of centers to make sure that the fleets are well maintained. This enables Knight to continue to grow.  Currently Transportation is able  to offer a variety of different transportation options as well as a variety of truck driver career paths for its drivers. Knight has a wide network of customers requesting trucking services. They also have a wide network of professional truck drivers able to haul a variety of loads.

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Knight offers a variety different trucking options for its customers. Some of the options that they offer include dry van, refrigerated, port, rail, dedicated load shipments. Knight also has a brokerage division. This allows independent truck drivers to haul loads for Knight.

Regional truck driver jobs are available for both full time and part time drivers with various options for hometime. These types of options are typically not offered by other carriers. They also offer pay options that many other carriers don’t offer such as daily or weekly pay. Also, they provide a pay raise at 6 and 12 months plus an enhanced quarterly bonus.

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Drivers can find a place to rest and relax at one of Knights service centers. Knight Transportation has 30 full service centers for all of their drivers where they can feel welcomed. Some amenities are available although they may not be available at all locations include the following:

      • Washer/Dryers
      • Showers
      • Vending
      • Lounge/TV
      • Wi-Fi Internet
      • Wired Internet
      • Dispatch
      • Maintenance
      • Truck Wash

Orientations are also held at these service centers. New drivers get to meet and this enables them to have co-workers they can keep in tough with as they are on the road as they build their truck driving careers.

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Aside from diversity, they have increased the number of efficient transportation methods. “Going green” is not just a saying for them, as they have completely changed the way they move freight. They tout more fuel efficient tractors, lower emissions, energy saving solar systems, alternative fuel trucks, more aerodynamic trailer design, and much more to help deliver sustainable transportation in an industry that requires heavy duty trucks to carry loads from a variety of destinations. They are leading the charge in “greener” trucking practices, that’s for sure.

The mission of Knight has been on safety and it has shown through the many years that they’ve operated. In recent years they have been able to capitalize on the growing need for safe truck drivers and have changed the industry for the better. They initially started in Phoenix Arizona, and grew to have thousands of trucks, service centers and a national service network of thousands. The success of the company has come with hard work and efficiency. A 2006 edition of Forbes Magazine named Knight Transportation as one of the top 200 Best Small Companies. in 2006 the time of that issue Knight had been rated in the top 200 Small Companies for the previous twelve years.

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Knight has continued to grow and is a phenomenal company today. Knight has set a high standard of quality.  They have continued to thrive in the trucking industry today. As a publicly traded company, Knight Transportation focuses on the bottom line through efficiency, and more. Furthermore, they implement real world solutions for those that need freight transported safely, and easily thus proving that they take their business seriously.

Knight Transportation even offers truck and trailer sales through its wholly owned subsidiary Knight Truck & Trailer Sales, LLC. Those looking to buy tractors, dry vans or reefers will find a diverse inventory including Volvo’s and Peterbilts. There are a variety of trailers available too. They indicate that their equipment has been well maintained.

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