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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated October 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good home time good miles great dispatcher" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Plenty of miles, no forced dispatch, truly" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Over worked employees long hours low pay, high expectations, low ceiling" (in 29 reviews)

  • "low pay, overworked, minimal amount of vacation time, poor benefits" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was there just shy of 2 years loved it

    Cons

    Trying to get home sucks

    Advice to Management

    When we wanna go home send us home


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Otr"

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    Current Employee - OTR Trucker in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - OTR Trucker in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knights awesome for newbies! Got 1 yr under my belt! I can honesty say its beena pleasure cruise! However, im out 5weeks & go home for 5 days.

    Management good, solid good. Safety get on you if you dont follow company rules, remember they got a job to do too!

    Lots of miles, but i drive nights & at one point i was i drove the N.E. i had the very best dm. MATT from lakeland fl. I switched to team driving, on a Publix dedicated now. Ez work, just no sleep, teams you know. Pros lots of miles, standard pay, automatic or manuals, your choice. Volvos, Internationals, & i have seen a few kens! They are very good with their drivers, very respectful & polite. Make you feel at home. Relatively new equipment, terminals everywhere. I never stop at terms tho, i like rest stops, faster when your on the go. The benefits are there after 90days. If your a productive driver you'll be very happy at knight. For newbies, their is no better way to start a trucking career then starting out with knight.

    Cons

    Slow trucks, got me in a 62mph, im going nuts half the time, got prime & prius passing me.

    Got an inverter after 3 months pfft

    Slow trucks!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working evironment and culture.

    Cons

    Some managers and account managers are difficult to work with and favor some more than others.

    Advice to Management

    Get management that is not biased or play favorites with other co workers.


  4. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Corporate facility is nice, good health benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Promotions are not always based on experience but are based on friendship with managers


  5. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pom-o-sa Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pom-o-sa Heights, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and pay

    Cons

    Managanmemt sucks and does not care


  6. "A collection of unprofessional lying thieves."

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are after a CDL come and get it here because it is one of the cheapest place but once you are done leave.

    Cons

    Management in general specially at the Phoenix yard are lazy and liars. They are more then happy to let drivers sit and wait for a load over the weekend making no money. Driver Managers will lie to you over the phone and to your face and their managers will protect them. If someone hits your truck they will pay for their damage and blame you and hit you with no bonus and a pull on your record. They will bad mouth you to other companies when asked for your record. In all I am astonished at how they are still in business and making money. Upper management either does not know what happens at the yards or simply does not care. In my time with the company I have seen experienced drivers leave for the lack of respect, lack of miles promessed and poor and old trucks. Avoid this company all together if you want to have a career in trucking.

    Advice to Management

    Kevin knight must not know or care for what happens to their drivers and the lies told by management at the yards. The company could be greater but as long as lies are told it will continue to bleed drivers.


  7. "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for industry
    Great miles, understanding and caring people around you.
    Newer equipment and multiple shops located around the country.

    Cons

    Could use better driver amenities in the trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Look into opti-idle units for the trucks, driver comfort with the ever changing climate is becoming a must.

  8. "Reefer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management cares about their employees and fix problems.

    Cons

    Night time driving most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say.


  9. "For whatever it is worth"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning and growth. Employees and Friendly.

    Cons

    The industry is sensitive to ebbs and flows of the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget that your people are your greatest asset.


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and management really knows how to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Must be available 24/7 for drivers.


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