at knight, you aren’t just a number
at knight, you aren’t just a number at knight, you aren’t just a number

at knight, you aren’t just a number

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Knight Culture



Driving at Knight isn’t just about being part of a business, it’s about being part of a family. Even though our drivers spend most of their time on the road, we have created a tight-knit and inviting work culture where every employee feels at home.

Knight’s driver turnover is less than industry average, in large part due to our culture. Whether it’s your first day or you’ve been here since the doors opened, you will know that Knight is committed to the success of every member of the team.

A key characteristic of our unique culture is the ability of our drivers to meet face-to-face with any of our managers and team members. This allows drivers to form successful relationships with everyone they interact with, so no matter where they are, it feels like home.

Knight Awards & Honors

  • Inc. Magazine
    #16 of 100 Fastest Growing Small Public Small Companies in America
    1995

    Forbes
    200 Best Small Companies in America
    1995-2009

    Arizona Fleet Safety Contest
    Grand Trophy
    2001

    Investors Business Daily
    The Stable 70 Top Profit Producers
    2002

  • ATA
    Chairman’s Award – Reefer
    2011, 2012


    ATA
    First Place Award for Fleet Safety – Reefer
    2011, 2012, 2014

    ATA
    First Place Award for Industrial Safety
    2013

    Forbes
    America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies
    2014

Knight History

  • 1990

    The Knight family launches Knight Transportation Inc. After one week, Knight hauled 15 loads with 100-percent on-time delivery
  • 1992
    Knight increases revenue from $13 million in 1991 to $19.6 million

    Phoenix location opens with more than 200 trucks in operation
  • 1994
    Knight goes public and initiates the Independent Contractor program, which has 30 contractors by year’s end
  • 1996

    Katy and Indy terminals open and Knight reaches 500 tractors company-wide
  • 1998
    Knight has more than 1,000 employees

    Charlotte and Salt Lake City terminals open, use of in-cab communication/location tracking system begins, and more than 1,200 trucks in operation
  • 2000
    More than 1,600 trucks in operation
  • 2002

    Kansas City, Portland, Memphis and Atlanta terminals open
    Denver service center opens
  • 2004

    Knight starts reefer division and opens Las Vegas and Lakeland, FL terminals
  • 2006

    Tulare, El Paso, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Green Bay, Reno, Idaho Falls, Boise, Tulsa and Minneapolis terminals open
    Carlisle and Columbus terminals open
  • 2008

    Knight starts port division and opens Nashville terminal
  • 2010

    Knight starts intermodal division, implements roll stability systems on vehicles, introduces electronic logging, and opens Long Beach and Oakland terminals
  • 2011
    Knight University online training platform introduced
  • 2012

    More than 4,000 trucks in operation
  • 2013

    Springdale service center opens and forward collision mitigation systems introduced in fleet
  • 2014 2015
    Zonar Systems introduced

    The 25th anniversary of Knight Transportation
1990s
1990

The Knight family launches Knight Transportation Inc. After one week, Knight hauled 15 loads with 100-percent on-time delivery
1992
Knight increases revenue from $13 million in 1991 to $19.6 million
1992

Phoenix location opens with more than 200 trucks in operation
1994
Knight goes public and initiates the Independent Contractor program, which has 30 contractors by year’s end
1996

Katy and Indy terminals open and Knight reaches 500 tractors company-wide
1998
Knight has more than 1,000 employees
1998

Charlotte and Salt Lake City terminals open, use of in-cab communication/location tracking system begins, and more than 1,200 trucks in operation
2000s
2000
More than 1,600 trucks in operation
2002

Kansas City, Portland, Memphis and Atlanta terminals open
2002
Denver service center opens
2004

Knight starts reefer division and opens Las Vegas and Lakeland, FL terminals
2006

Tulare, El Paso, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Green Bay, Reno, Idaho Falls, Boise, Tulsa and Minneapolis terminals open
2006
Carlisle and Columbus terminals open
2008

Knight starts port division and opens Nashville terminal
2010s
2010

Knight starts intermodal division, implements roll stability systems on vehicles, introduces electronic logging, and opens Long Beach and Oakland terminals
2011
Knight University online training platform introduced
2012

More than 4,000 trucks in operation
2013

Springdale service center opens and forward collision mitigation systems introduced in fleet
2014
Zonar Systems introduced
2015

The 25th anniversary of Knight Transportation