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Best Apps for Truck Drivers

By the amount of technology embraced by today’s truck drivers, life on the open road is anything but old school. Truck drivers are utilizing handy, helpful smartphone apps to aid them in accessing critical information and accomplishing essential tasks on long- haul trips. Here are the nine best apps for truck drivers for today’s modern…

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18 Wheel Truck on the road during the day. Front View

Whether over the road trucking (OTR trucking) or long-haul trucking is a way of life, or a job is up to each truck driver. For many, the trucker lifestyle is a calling, and the road “calls your name.” Truck driving is finally receiving national recognition as an essential service, and truck drivers are known as…

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Knight Transportation Refrigerated Truck (1)

2020 has delivered a new world in the trucking industry. Not only has it re-established who essential workers are, but the year has also confirmed the value of refrigerated truck drivers. Despite lockdowns, shutdowns, and other restrictions, millions of refrigerated products must reach store shelves. With the demand for food, medicine, and other frozen or…

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Owner Operator Truck Driver standing in front of a Knight Transportation truck

The trucking industry is one of the most challenging sectors in the nation during normal times, without the current events that have tested the world’s resilience.  As Drivers and Owner Operators you spend much of your lives living in the truck, away from your families, home and pets; Isolated, even when it wasn’t a “big…

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How to Go From Rookie Truck Driver to Veteran Trucker

Truck driving is a rewarding career choice. Making the transition from rookie truck driver to veteran trucker will go smoother when you embrace all the aspects of life on the road. Take your time as a rookie truck driver seriously, and before you know it, you may find yourself ready to provide wisdom to the next generation of truckers.

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Truck driver at computer for Knight Transportation Virtual Orientation

Orientations for truck drivers have always been necessary for carriers and mostly a burden for truckers. Experienced drivers prefer to start putting miles under them faster, and carriers generally need experienced drivers on the road more quickly too. There must be a better way. Knight Transportation believes there is and has begun Virtual Truck Driver…

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Driver standing in the door of his truck showing Knight Transportation logo

The COVID-19 pandemic moved the Federal Government to divide jobs into two categories, essential and nonessential. Typical jobs like doctors, nurses, police officers, and firefighters will always play important roles during a pandemic. Not so apparent industries are equally important for keeping the country moving. The transportation industry moves important products for first responders or…

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Drive standing in front of a Knight Transportation truck, #staysafe showing, Top 10 COVID-19 Safety Tips post cover image

Your health and safety as one of our drivers of the communities we serve are of utmost importance. Please adhere to following COVID-19 Safety Tips for Knight Drivers, resources, links to help you stay safe while keeping the country running. 1.) Wash & Disinfect Regularly One of the best ways to protect yourself against COVID-19,…

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Watch or read the transcript below for a special message from our CEO, Dave Jackson on Knight Transportation’s Response to COVID-19. Fellow Teammates, I’m Dave Jackson, CEO of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, the parent company of our family of operating companies which include: Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Barr-Nunn, and Abilene Motor Express. Although we operate each…

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Two experienced truck drivers in front of a knight transportation truck

A career within the trucking industry provides both a steady income and an adventurous way to see America. Professional truck drivers make on average $43,680 yearly and around $21.00 per hour, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some drivers will make much more than this. In fact, the more experience a driver has,…

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