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Knight Transportation CEO David A. Jackson
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  • "Long hours, weekends, and holidays 24/7 mentality(in 30 reviews)

  • "Must be available 24/7 for drivers(in 11 reviews)

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  1. One of the best companies for non experienced

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    Current Employee - 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

    No forced dispatch Great miles Great home time Pet policy Rider program Smoking trucks New equipment good dispatchers Great benefits

    Cons

    Be ready to drive.

    Advice to Management

    Dont get lost in all the buyouts, remember your main company employees still need you to be involved.

  2. No training - sink or swim

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    Former Employee - CDL Driver Recruiter (Hiring Manager) in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Crazy backround music that repeats every 2 hours every day

    Cons

    Little training, long hours and expected to work nights and weekends if quotas are not met. The smallest cubicles, with no provision for noise control, along with the highest density of workers per square foot ever experienced

    Advice to Management

    Need to take training and career development seriously, and reduce the ridiculous turnover rate in the recruiting department

  3. Helpful (1)

    good company

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    Former Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Transportation for more than a year

    Pros

    people were helpful and great.

    Cons

    pay was much lower than expected

  4. Driver Retention #1 - Office Retention Not So Much

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    My boss and team are great and understanding of family time as well as individual contributions above normal expected norms and acknowledge it. If you join a good team you can tolerate much of the rest.

    Cons

    Overall company doesn't care about your well-being or retention if you are not a driver. Yes, our drivers are hugely important to the business, but the office staff are treated like cattle with little thought given to you. People with little skill set are hired on in higher level positions to "shake things up" with no knowledge of transportation will try and reorganize everything into a solid mess.

    Advice to Management

    Give thought to those working in the offices and terminals behind the scenes. Transportation is 24/7, and many of us work as much as possible to match this. Acknowledge this and understand the amount of work that even the teams behind the scenes do. Make benefits and HR more accessible for all employees.

  5. Good place to work at

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

      I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good equipment and they keep you running

      Cons

      Pay could of been better

    • Truck driver

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      Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tulare, CA

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

      Pros

      There OK Inot very good on safety thou super pushy and aggressive

      Cons

      It would be nice to make some more money

      Advice to Management

      Chill out let your drivers be safe out here

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

        I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Direct access to Executives and VP's

        Cons

        Long hours, weekends, and holidays 24/7 mentality

      • It was an OK company

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        Former Employee - Commercial Driver in El Paso, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        I was able to get home on time, with my days off intact.

        Cons

        Some of the down time in Phoenix, AZ was not so great.

      • Helpful (1)

        High demands

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

        I have been working at Knight Transportation

        Pros

        Great drivers to work with

        Cons

        High demands, high turnover, salary working 60 hours a week typically, upper management are not the greatest at leadership

      • Great

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        Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Knight Transportation full-time for more than 2 years

        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

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