Knight Transportation
2.4 of 5 62 reviews
www.knighttrans.com Phoenix, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014

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Knight Transportation Chairman and CEO Kevin P. Knight

Kevin P. Knight

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Home time and no forced dispatch but"
    in 3 reviews
  • "They start you at a decent salary, and let you gain some great experience in the "working world""
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "they require us to work long hours"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Some overnight or weekend driver manager are not helpful, and idiots"
    in 5 reviews
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Nice people . -

Truck Driver - (Former Employee)
Fontana, CA

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than a year

ProsPlenty of work and great management . -

ConsNot enoug trailers . -

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more trailers . -

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Employer

Dispatcher (Former Employee)
Carlisle, PA

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than a year

ProsPay was fair for work required

Conslong work hours, too many weekends

Advice to Senior Managementhire more dispatchers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't even waste your time, I'm serious!!!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Knight Transportation

ProsIt's a job. If you don't have experience and no place to go.

ConsVERY Low pay!!!! Lots of layover and short runs all work and little money. They say sliding pay scale and don't put anything in writing. Told me 47 cents short haul 44 medium haul and 41 long haul. I got 25-23-19 cents. When I got my first pay stub I took truck straight Las Vegas terminal and turned it in. Cut my loses and flew home. In short you average about 60 bucks a day. Don't waste your time

Advice to Senior ManagementRebuild your entire infrastructure, your company may have 4000+ trucks but you should have grown the support team with it you are really lacking in the fine details during orientation. I think that's because the trainers don't really know what's going on!!

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Excellent Public Company that cares about its employees as much, if not more than anything else.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Knight Transportation

ProsNever ever any knee jerk reactions. Don't simply win business for revenue, decisions are always made in the interest of the company and employees. Executive management cares about every single employee, regardless of what anyone's opinion is.

ConsThere are some high level positions that are currently occupied buy individuals who may have been superstars at one point, but really are not effective anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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knight is number one,i love knight trans.its a great job to have.work for knight.

Class A Driver (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

Prosfriendly people,and helpful,nice trucks,time off.paid vacation.great dispatchers.when my truck was in the shop,it was fast service.plenty of home time.tons of money.

Consi can't drive 14 hours a day,but its not knights fault...its hours of service.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved working for the company.

Administrative Assistant/Parts Manager/Tire Manager (Former Employee)
Tulare, CA

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood company to work for.

ConsNever wrote up employees for failing in there duties, so employees that should have been fired could not be due to lack of a paper trail. Also certain employees, of a certain gender and age, would threaten law suits, and the company would back down.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold "EVERYONE" accountable. Appreciate and reward employees that go above and beyond in there job duties, and discipline the employees that need to be disciplined.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Truck Driver (Current Employee)
South Moultrie, GA

I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time for less than a year

ProsThey open the doors wen no body did, my recurring was nice she explained everything, she told me how they work and what I going to make.since I start here everything that she told me is true, is you work hard you make a good leaving out this company, and this is not my first company but is the only one how give me all they promised or try I recommend this company to anyone how want to work hard.

ConsSome overnight or weekend driver manager are not helpful, and idiots... not everyone justcouples.

Advice to Senior ManagementListening

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't work for this company.

OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than a year

ProsIf you want miles, you'll get them, but don't get caught driving in violation of your hours of service available.

ConsThey will try to run you even when you're out of hours of service, and they only care about the cargo and not the driver. I've done everything and anything to get the job done, even when out of hours, and they've looked the other way. No thank you, no good job, just on to the next load. And when I needed their help, they threw me under the bus.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt behooves you to treat your drivers with respect and courtesy, and actually tell your dispatch / driver managers to respect them more. The drivers are the ones who are putting their health, their lives, and their CDLs on the line, not to mention the fact that if it weren't for the drivers, you wouldn't be in the position you're in, and you treat them like dirt.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If this is the only job you can get, would be your only reason for working here.

Credit Manager (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than a year

ProsVery relaxed,
Not very hard job.

ConsNo paid time off till you've worked there a year,
You only get 5 days after that,
Other benefits are the bare minimum,
You are expected to put in 10 hour days minimum,
No team moral,
If you have an idea of how to improve the company keep it to yourself. No one will listen to it.
Tons of favoritism,
The list could go on.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake this a better place to work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast pace demanding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

Proschallenging everyday work is never done

Consyou will never get any constructive or positive feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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