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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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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 15 reviews)

  • Plenty of miles, no forced dispatch, truly (in 8 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. "Love it here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Time off when you need it, no forced dispatch, not forced into nasty weather, quarterly bonuses, free swag on occasion

    Cons

    Need more drivers for loads now

    Advice to Management

    None at this moment in time


  2. "About average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment, employee stock options

    Cons

    Over worked employees long hours low pay, high expectations, low ceiling

  3. "Good starting point"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Ability to move throughout company
    Busy
    Decent benefits including onsite perks
    Large company with continued growth opportunities
    Great owners
    PTO and sick time

    Cons

    Salary/Bonus Structure constantly changing
    Lack of equal work disbursement amongst employees
    Great owners, but some management under qualified
    At times difficult to take PTO

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the recommendations and requests made by employees
    Better life/work balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Need better training policy"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for.

    Cons

    Trainers run off a lot of potentially good drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Get better training policy


  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is fair and you have the potential to make monthly bonuses. Management is reasonable.

    Cons

    The hours are long and career growth is limited unless you are willing to move.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good home time good miles great dispatcher

    Cons

    Reaching dispatch not we nigh dispatchers usually 30 to 45 min on hold so you figure out how to solve your own problems which is a pro in this industrie industrie lol

    Advice to Management

    Just more dispatch employees and quicker B services


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Improve the planning to get drivers home more often"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Richland, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    In the refrigerated division most of my runs seem to be right about 800 miles. I'm getting good miles. The equipment is nice. I was given an inverter because I have sleep apnea and I needed something to plug my machine in with. I like there's so many terminals. I also like there's a pretty policy.

    Cons

    My main down side is the planning. I wish the planners would make it so thatyou could be home for resets. In the refrigerated division I'm constantly turning the wheels and I run out of my 70 quickly. My problem is if I'm not getting paid I want to be home with my family. So I don't see why knight cannot plan trips in a loop or something so that you run out of hours close to home

    Advice to Management

    My only issue is with having to reset OTR. There's many companies that plan the routes so that drivers reset at home regularly. Also detention pay should be automatically paid.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, pretty decent company"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Learned a ton while I was there. Liked how I got to manage an entire market.

    Cons

    Too many hours, would work 10-12 hours a day, 5 days a week, with no lunch break.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth or you will continue to walk them walk out the door. Also, benefits are below average compared to every other company, increase benefits, qualify of life/work-life balance, salaries.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "One thing after another"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. The bonus switching to monthly is nice. No longer have bull crap fuel bonus. Will keep you moving until you try to go home. Trucks are well maintained.

    Cons

    No apus. When trying to go home, everything will happen to make sure your late. Constantly searching for empty trailers. Loads not set up how they say. Horrible wait times if you call in after 9 pm.

    Advice to Management

    When you say a load is drop and hook, it needs to be drop and hook. Not a live load with 14 trucks in front of you. When companies refuse to give empties, quit giving them more trailers. Constantly searching for empties is bull. Shouldn't have to waste my time finding a trailer to pad your wallet while I'm crapped on.


  10. "Great company to work for good invorment, flexible per drivers needs."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed to get you home for Christmas, fare pay, and no forced Loads.

    Cons

    You have to leave your truck at the yard in Lakeland, Florida. For Florida drivers only because it is a high theft state.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to choose our own loads from a load board.


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