Knight Transportation

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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
94 Reviews
2.7
94 Reviews
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Knight Transportation Chairman and CEO Kevin P. Knight
Kevin P. Knight
54 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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  1.  

    They're Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

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

    Pros

    Freight Ready, Operate Everywhere, Yards all over, great phone apps, good local directions, not forced dispatch.

    Cons

    Same routes, shop wait time horrible (phone, and truck repair), Shop sucks in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to do something about the wait time with the shop. The phone hold time is just horrendous. I was on hold for 59 minutes one time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good opportunity for growth.

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

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Water finds it's level. I have seen at every position the chance to sink or swim.

    Cons

    Everyone is treated more equal then they should be. What I mean is not related to race, sex, etc. but if you are awesome you are still asked the same questions someone who is awful should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay for excellence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience/ Overworked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service for National Accounts in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service for National Accounts in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and I enjoyed working with them. They made the day bearable when work load was overwhelming. Love the work and customers.

    Cons

    In order to be considered a committed employee you practically have to have no life or family. They make people work 24 hours a day and call you in the middle of the night even when it's not your shift. When you get into a higher salary. They demote you or they layoff employees and bring in younger group to cut cost. They also tell you to lie to customers and they also falsify their reports so they look like they give customers higher on-time service. Also training is minimal and you have to figure things out on your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, but you have to work hard.

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

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, opportunity to grow, nice work environment.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes hard to survive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Questionable hiring practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    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
  7.  

    Ok place to work

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

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    driver

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    good people, just another trucking co.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sparks, NV

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good equipment, nice facilitys, and mostly good people

    Cons

    again it is just another trucking co.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    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

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