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Knight Transportation Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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)

  • Some terminals were good with attentive driver managers and mechanics (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Only con that I can think of is that they don't have alot of empty trailers to go around (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Company to avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for experienced drivers.

    Cons

    Mistreats drivers, no respect for home time

    Advice to Management

    Replace management in Indianapolis unprofessional, and shop sabotages trucks.


  2. "Still trying"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good well kept equipment. My DM is good. I stay out 3 to 4 weeks and home requests are taken seriously, at least in my case.

    Cons

    The powers to be have made promise's and failed to keep them. You go where they send you. There are no western runs as promised. I have spent my first 3 months in the Chicago - Atlanta - Florida round about. The one thing I didn't want.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't make Promise's you don't plan on keeping.


  3. "Too big for your britches"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Foreman in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Shop Foreman in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close enough to home, somewhat modern shop, secure lot, for the most part good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor management, poor communication in all aspects, broken/empty promises, secured lot is nice but feels like a prison

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your subordinates or don't hire them, treat them like human beings & hire qualified managers or at the very least managers with integrity


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  5. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cdl Class A Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Cdl Class A Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Driver managers are fantastic. Management is honest and caring.

    Cons

    None. They tell you up front what to expect, and you accept the job knowing those terms, so stop having pants wetting, crybaby fits!

    Advice to Management

    Just follow the Charlotte terminal model.


  6. "Knight Transportation / Logistics Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, competitive and high intensity atmosphere. Have total control of job duties, as long as you are successfully completing the work. Great to be a part of a growing company.

    Cons

    Hours are long but days go by fast.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, team oriented environment, everyone works hard. Ton of room to grow or move around. You will get great experience. Recruiting crosses over in to many areas when you work for Knight

    Cons

    Long hours, little vacation time, a good amount of stress. There could be a greater focus on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Add an extra week or two of vacation time annually.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Carrier Relations in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Carrier Relations in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started at Knight just under 5 years ago fresh out of college. Little did I know back then, my first job would turn into my career. Knight has given me not only great knowledge about the industry, but great in field experience into the world of business. If you know how to work hard and hustle you will have plenty of opportunities to be promoted within. We are a very hungry group and our successes is a reflection of our people, culture, and leadership.

    Cons

    You will have some 10+ hour days. This all depends on the season and time of year.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation/Operations Logistics Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Transportation/Operations Logistics Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, team camaraderie makes it enjoyable to come to work every day, company vision from upper management supports continued growth for years to come.

    Proud to call Knight Transportation home.

    Cons

    Dynamic of asset/non-asset presents challenging situations but overall a great experience.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Home-time is now low priority"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    If you like being alone, away from home, stuck in random places, this is the company for you.
    The app is the best thing about this company.

    Cons

    Won't stay the region you sign up for
    Home time is not a priority for the company
    Lots of "favors" for the company, no benefits for the driver
    When you do get home time, expect to be constantly bombarded with calls and messages about when you'll be back to work, as well as threatened to have tour truck taken away if you stay home more than a day.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, your drivers are who get you paid. Treat them better, keep them happy, and not like they're dime a dozen.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great atmosphere, reasonably flexible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice. Dynamic work atmosphere. Management flexible to personal preferences. Young energetic coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay is low. but that's an industry wide thing and 50 hour work weeks.


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