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As an essential business during a national crisis, Knight-Swift Transportation will remain open and we will work as a family to make sure that the job gets done. A lot has changed recently, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that our number one priority is the safety of our employees. We thank our employees…

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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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Choosing to become a professional truck driver of the over-the-road variety is a career choice that promises both adventure and a dependable income source. The increased demand for truck drivers and healthy projection for growth within the industry means truck drivers remain and will continue to be in demand. Therefore, anyone hoping for a change…

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Knight Transportation: Wives of Truckers

The life of a professional trucker is one of adventure, fulfillment and accomplishment. Being a trucker’s wife can be just as fulfilling if the role is approached properly. A trucker’s family can either embrace or fight against the responsibilities that accompanies such an occupation. We advise trucker’s wives to welcome your husband’s chosen profession and…

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Knight Transportation Pet Policy

Long-haul or over-the-road trucking can be a lonely profession. There are many hours spent on the roads, without the companionship available in other career fields. Thankfully, though, many trucking companies, including our organization at Knight Transportation, do have an allowance for pets, giving drivers much-needed companionship while on the road. Below is more information on…

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Fatigued Truck Driving What You Should Know

Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Driver fatigue may be caused by a lack of adequate sleep, driving when you would normally be sleeping ( i.e overnight), strenuous work or non-work activities, sleep disorders like sleep apnea, or a combination of factors. • For better or for worse, humans…

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Distracted Truck Driver Driving

What is Distracted Driving? • Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes, hands, and/or mind away from the task of driving a CMV. Common examples of distracted driving: • Sending a text message • Talking on a cell phone • Using a GPS navigation system • Eating while driving • Talking to people in…

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Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fast include: • Wet Roadways (rain, snow, or ice) • Reduced Visibility (fog, winter storms) • Construction Zones • Curves and Intersections •…

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How to put on Truck Tire Chains

Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alan Cox, Safety Director for Knight Refrigerated here in Phoenix. I’m also a driver of 30 years, 17 of them with this company, and today we’re going to teach you how to chain your truck.” STATE-BY-STATE CHAIN LAWS VARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNDERSTAND ALL CARRY AND CHAIN LAWS IN THE STATES…

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Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Even if you are an extremely experienced and highly skilled truck driver, winter driving conditions can present a challenge and a danger. This is a documented fact backed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety as some 42% of all auto accidents that occur in the winter months were considered weather-related. This is understandable when…

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