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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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Knight Transportation Chief Executive Officer and President David A. Jackson
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Pros
  • Home time and no forced dispatch but (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible home time good miles friendly staff trailers well most trailers never have any tire issues or any other problem (in 14 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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    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. "Transportation Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good employee morale and company growing fast and ambitiously

    Cons

    Compensation should be higher to be more competitive and be able to retain talent

  3. "Commitment to employee's"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driving Associate in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Driving Associate in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to do all they can to get you home when you want.

    Cons

    Older Vehicle's not rotated out as quickly as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attuned to the driver's input.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulfport, MS

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    It was nice at first.

    Cons

    Trucks are constantly breaking down.


  5. "Service Center Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is fast paced and co workers make it worth going to work

    Cons

    Lack of pay and home time.

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote due to skill and competency; not from knowing the right person or part of the clique.


  6. "T.E.A.M."

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Any request made within 7 to 10 days in advance are always honored by Management. Good place to get a start without any Contractual Agreement which looks you in.

    Cons

    They don’t think outside the box. Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Driver turn over would be reduced if 2 to 3 PrePlans where provided.


  7. "Very Unorganized and Unprofessional!"

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Tulare, CA
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Tulare, CA

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

    Pros

    They are very focused on safety.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, I completed training and they had no plan in place to put me in a truck. I waited days while they scrambled to find one.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former Driver"

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

    Pros

    Always home on time, great pay, drivers managers are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Long hold times when you call in

    Advice to Management

    Hire more office people


  9. "Disasterous Experience"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in North Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none. Management literally left me in the streets of Vegas because they forgot to pick me up for orientation at the bus stop. And thats just the beginning.

    Cons

    Management and dispatchers completly out of touch. Was promised .49 cpm at hire, recieved between .26 and .35. When i asked about it i was ignored and left at stops with no plans for another pick up. Finally quit and threatened to sue before i recieved back wages.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They left you alone, did not excessively complain about small things. Most supervisors were genuinely nice people. When you were ready to go, you went and kept going until you asked for a break. (I mean this in a positive way, there was no down time waiting for a load or being stranded somewhere). Also, they would do their best to send me to any specific place I wanted to go such as to visit my father in Florida or sister in Oregon. I only left Knight because I stopped driving.

    Cons

    None specific to Knight; the pettiness of DOT regulations, weigh stations, unreasonable and inconsiderate clients and odd hours are universal to the industry,

    Advice to Management

    You made Forbes list for a good reason, keep Knight a nice place to work.


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