Knight Transportation

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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
96 Reviews
2.8
96 Reviews
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Knight Transportation Chairman and CEO Kevin P. Knight
Kevin P. Knight
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freight Ready, Operate Everywhere, Yards all over, great phone apps, good local directions, not forced dispatch (in 4 reviews)

  • they have good home time, and new trucks (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • work long hours, poor management, don't really tell you what to expect in the position (in 9 reviews)

  • I had a mediocre driver manager who didn't have any listening skills (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    made good money and met some good people

    Cons

    benefits not good, and never home always on the road

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what your drivers have to say and take in consideration on what they need,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good career starter, work hard pay low

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    Good experience to begin working for out of college, you will gain valuable skills for future employment. Very fast paced job

    Cons

    The pay is very low and you will work more than 60 hours weekly. You will also be expected to work weekends and on call 24 hours daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train driver managers better, allow them real time to develop and learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    great work environment here at Knight

    Cons

    Hours and also vacation time period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Driver Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Build relationships with the drivers

    Cons

    More of a sales job than a recruiting job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication between departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Not a bad starter company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    Good miles and nice equipment

    Cons

    Okay pay could be higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good team environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager

    I have been working at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    Knight has great job security

    Cons

    Very high stress work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for, but certainly not the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With one or two exceptions, I've always been well treated and respected by fleet managers, safety, and maintenance personnel.
    They've always tried, (not always successfully), to get me where in the country I need to be.
    They have been upgrading their fleet the last couple years with new tractors and lots of new trailers, so the overall condition of the equipment is pretty good.

    Cons

    The fleet managers need better software for planning and dispatching loads. J B Hunt had better software ten years ago.
    Fleet managers tend to be overloaded with too many drivers, resulting in long waits on hold when calling in to resolve problems. A problem which could be at least partially alleviated with newer, better software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the software for fleet managers.
    Increase pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    This is a great company to drive for. Great home time, Great Miles!

    Cons

    The only downside is the mph speed limitation governed at 62. However most large companies are the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    Always running
    Great people
    Your a name not a number
    Great equipment

    Cons

    Driver managers need some sensitivity training.
    They need to understand when they talk to the drivers they might be talking to a driver that is dealing with traffic, snow, ice, equipment failure and so on. Learn how to validate the efforts of the driver frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Validate the efforts of the driver. They are underpaid. That is industry wide so talk to them with respect. Without them you don't have a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Behind the times...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Transportation

    Pros

    Their President is extremely knowledgable...if not for him they would be lost

    Cons

    I have a vast and well rounded experience within the industry and this company is leaps and bounds behind in terms of what other leading companies in the industry are doing. Systems are extremely antiquated and they are in need of integrating into the current state of the industry. There is a LARGE disconnect internally between their planner, sales, account management teams....they fail to understand all customers are different and don't fit into a specific way of doing business. Because of this they have soured and severed realtionships with many key customers and have failed to change their 'model' even after losing substantial business. I could go on but I think you get the just here...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customer...and do what they are telling you

    Doesn't Recommend

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