Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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3.1
56%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Knight Transportation Chief Executive Officer and President David A. Jackson
David A. Jackson
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Home time are always as promised(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good people and company all around(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours, Busy during holiday seasons(in 38 reviews)

  • "Dispatch needs to remember that we're not mind readers out here on the road-communication is key(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company for great start."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and excellent staff.

    Cons

    I've been with knight for eight years and have no cons.

  2. "Great starting company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training program and good miles

    Cons

    All trucks have corporate dashcams


  3. "decent company"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    good pay long hours friendly staff

    Cons

    bad about getting home on time

  4. "Great team but restricted opportunities"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with personal schedule, great starting pay, helps build leadership and time management skills

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, questionable management from local offices to corporate, do not always follow up with concerns or issues.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good... At First"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay, no experience needed

    Cons

    Literally everything else. Horrible, high school clique- like management; unattainable metrics; complete disregard for your personal life; they find every way possible to not pay out bonuses or give the yearly raises that they promise; the systems/ programs are outdated, horribly slow and unreliable; literally everything else. If you want a short time job (1 to MAYBE 2 years), it’s fine. If you want a career, well, if you didn’t go to high school with any of the management or if you don’t act like a complete lapdog, you won’t progress. Easy as that.

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  6. "Not bad for getting into the industry"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Class A Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good equipment, (mostly) patient and diligent dispatchers, prioritization on safety, decent, reliable pay, lots of miles if you want them.

    Cons

    The pressure to stay on the road rather than going home.

  7. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great communication Great dispatch Honest about scheduling Nice home time

    Cons

    Recruiters don’t really know the ins and outs of the job - was given wrong information about my route and the orientation

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  8. "This company is dysfunctional"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR/Regional Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are terminals most of the time along the route

    Cons

    Finding myself once again sitting on a load as a result of inadequate communication between office management and the driver (myself), can’t count that high in regards to how frequently this has happened since I started here 4 months ago. Hopefully you love you having your time wasted and losing money due to poor communication and terrible planning. Compensation here sucks as it is at 43cpm, add in the amount of time you lose working here and do the math. When I was going through the hiring process for this company, they told me they had brand new equipment, trucks and trailers both, and that their equipment was more than adequately maintained - false - enjoy sitting in a dirty, used truck with an interior left filthy by the fat sea cow that sat in it prior, no they don’t clean it out for you, and the truck has 300,000+ miles on it when you get into it, most of the bunkheaters don’t work and your batteries are constantly dying, the trailers are all rusted, and you can never find an empty because they let their customers fill empty trailers with pallets. Home time is said to be 1 day off for every week out, but they could’ve shoved it from day one for me, I go home whenever I want for as long as I want, I don’t get paid enough for the bs in this company to care. Thought I would have a lot of positive things to say about working here, but its all flowers for the first month (if that) before you see how dysfunctional this company is. They’re just another mega-carrier, don’t expect anything more or less than reality. I’ve about had enough, seeking my way out already

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  9. "Not a good experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    A decent, place to make friends.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotions because they don't like to replace people, so they will keep you in the same position for a while. They don't like to give raises, they don't like to tell you how much vacation you have. They don't like to help out employees and they like to fast track learning.

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  10. "Horrible workplace"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros to working here

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, do not value their employees

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