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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
73 Reviews

2.5
73 Reviews
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Knight Transportation Chairman and CEO Kevin P. Knight
Kevin P. Knight
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No forced dispatch and drop and hook (in 3 reviews)

  • good equipment, nice facilitys, and mostly good people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They won't train you, long hours little pay, little to no vacation (in 8 reviews)

  • A driver manager will put a load on a driver and a planner will take it off without any obvious reason or explanation (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    driver

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Good trucks to work with trailers are fair

    Cons

    they shops are bad only open banker hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to get raid of all them they have been doing the same thing for way to long

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but you have to work hard.

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good compensation, opportunity to grow, nice work environment.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes hard to survive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Uhm????? About knight!! Current driver

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    I drive a 2013 Cummins international. It's a nice truck. I drive refrigerated. Nice trailers nice people. U know.

    Cons

    There are quite a few. Low pay, lots of layover, lots of baby sitting loads. Most of all the lack of communication between drivers, dm, management and all around disfunction! !! I am trying to get home this weekend. To is Friday I live outside green bay area. I have been sitting in the Indianapolis yard since Wednesday night. No load and no communication from drivers manager. The last 4 times I requested home for a weekend 3 times they sent me to Atlanta and the 4th time they sent me to boise, id. So u see if u choice to run distance your chances of getting home r very slim. The sliding pay scale is a joke. I got hired at 36 cpm. The pay scale is this 200 - .36, 300- .34, 400- .32 , 500 - .30 now they have a per diem option which takes 11 cpm off of the ooriginal. But they tell u that 11 cpm is not taxed so u get a tax break on the 11 cpm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue!!! Your trucks spend more time in the shop than your drivers are on the road. U spend more on keeping your trucks so called maintained and not enough care about the people u employee!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Questionable hiring practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    They organize some family events because they know the high demands they put on employees and their family. Fair benefits, promotes within.

    Cons

    They won't train you, long hours little pay, little to no vacation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Driver Manager
    Former Employee - Driver Manager

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, Promote from within

    Cons

    Poor work environment, extremely fast-paced,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good people, just another trucking co.

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver  in  Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sparks, NV

    Pros

    good equipment, nice facilitys, and mostly good people

    Cons

    again it is just another trucking co.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved co-workers. Corporate was a joke. Very high stress

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    I loved my co-workers and direct supervision. Paid well.

    Cons

    Corporate had unrealistic expectations.
    Lack of training
    Belittled
    Treated poorly when OB requested decrease in hours to normal business day (40 hours) due to pregnancy complications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivating employees goes a long way. Belittling only demotivates!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got home when promised dispatch knew your hame cannot write 20 words of pros unless you want me to lie

    Cons

    Bad maintenance/ not enough trailers no money. Leased space out at terminals so driver's had mo place to park

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your drivers

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    People are nice overall, nice office

    Cons

    work long hours, poor management, don't really tell you what to expect in the position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice people . -

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver -  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver - in Fontana, CA

    Pros

    Plenty of work and great management . -

    Cons

    Not enoug trailers . -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more trailers . -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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