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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Knight Transportation Chief Executive Officer and President David A. Jackson
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Pros
  • Flexible home time good miles friendly staff trailers well most trailers never have any tire issues or any other problem (in 14 reviews)

  • Down to earth Driver Managers, amazing terminal manager, Great company family comes first (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and minimum vacation (in 27 reviews)

  • There could be a greater focus on work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to grow... for a while"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance and move up quickly

    Cons

    After a few steps up there is no where to go in recruiting. Salary has a low ceiling even for high level positions


  2. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Not a consistent bonus structure

  3. "Enjoyed my time with Knight"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at Knight for almost four years. Overall, loved my experience there. Plenty of opportunity for growth and ability to relocate and/or switch positions if interested. Loved the ability to work from home if necessary.

    Cons

    Hours are long, but that's the industry. If one person was on vacation or out there was no plan for coverage. Corporate often was disconnected from what actually everyone at the service centers dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected not only with drivers but also Service Centers employees.


  4. "Logistics Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much paid time off.


  5. "Truckdown Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Down Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Truck Down Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries for employees keep pay consistent

    Cons

    50 hour work weeks. not caring of employees. Good luck ever getting a raise.

    Advice to Management

    care more about those who work so hard.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to their employees , top management knows how to make money

    Cons

    Has to work Saturday and Sunday on a 3-4 week rotation

    Advice to Management

    Hire part time workers , college students !!


  7. "Low miles, lots of detention and break downs"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Fontana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good equipment.... As far as the internationals go anyways. The pheonix terminal is nice. The rest suck.

    Cons

    Low miles, pleanty of dention... Which is like pulling teeth to get paid for.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and give us sone goddam miles

  8. Helpful (2)

    "OTR Driver"

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

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

    Pros

    Good on layover pay, great mobile app, OK equipment (some trucks have 500k miles)/no apus, decent yard coverage across the states. Good benefits, but 401k is a joke. Pick and choose hometime, no restrictions.

    Cons

    The software and computers Dispatch uses is outdated and horrible. Programs lie to them telling them there are several empties at one location when there are not. Drivers often fight over empties and dispatch is overworked. They need more dispatchers and better computers with better software and buy out more trailers for accommodating the overflow of new drivers coming in.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your Dispatch with boss computers and better software, hire more dispatchers to ease workloads and allievate stress for drivers. Buy more trailers so your drivers aren't sitting for days at a time.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "GOOD JOB, LONG HOURS, UNDER PAY"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Transportation Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, people are great.

    Cons

    Long hours, low compensation, no bonus, no recognition.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    time off flexibility on short notice

    Cons

    more concerned with shareholders than employee welfare

    Advice to Management

    have better staffing so you do not feel like you are doing multiple people's worth of work.


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