Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation Reviews

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Knight Transportation Chairman and CEO Kevin P. Knight
Kevin P. Knight
47 Ratings

    Lawless, rough, but latent with opportunity

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    Former Employee - Lead Recruting Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Recruting Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (more than an year)


    Knight's unstructured environment allows a lot of autonomy - but getting results is critical.
    The high level corporate executives are intelligent, and for the most part, have good people skills.
    Most entry level employees work hard but are uneducated and often not disciplined - this makes it easy to distinguish yourself and rise up quickly.


    A typical mid level manger has little to no leadership skill.
    The culture of the company in "the trenches" can be negative and unprofessional.
    There is virtually no on boarding process for any office position -- come ready to sink or swim.
    Compensation is low - entry level positions pay okay but as you rise up pay increases are small. One would have to become a VP to reach a six figure income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership training to mid-level mangers
    Promote based on merit and not tenure
    Compensate better if you want to stem attrition
    Manage the culture among entry level employees better - this is why most people hate/leave the company

    Positive Outlook
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Knight Transportation Interviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Knight Transportation in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by a senior level recruiter. It was not long and was a review of my professional background. She told me about the company's environment and asked if I was comfortable working in a male-dominated environment. The interview consisted of typical interview questions, like "where do you see yourself in 5 years" and "why do you want to work for us?"

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Knight Transportation Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Phoenix, AZ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (KNX)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Knight Transportation drivers don't drive long hours into the night. The truckload carrier instead focuses on short- to medium-haul trips, averaging about 500 miles. From some 35 regional operations centers, mainly in the southern, midwestern, and western US, Knight carries such cargo as consumer goods, food and beverages, and paper products. It has a fleet of about 3,800 tractors and 9,000 trailers, including nearly 900 refrigerated trailers. Besides for-hire hauling, Knight provides dedicated contract carriage, in which drivers and equipment are assigned to a customer... More

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