Knight Transportation acknowledges and appreciates our U.S. Military service members’ sacrifices to protect our freedom and families. Finding employment while serving and after serving in the armed forces can be challenging. We seek to provide Veterans and active military service members a transportation career offering flexible schedules and consistent income. Many Veterans start a trucking career with Knight Transportation and enjoy mission-focused work, flexible schedules, and competitive pay. Is it time for you to join our Fleet of Heroes? Here are our truck driving opportunities for Military Veterans.
Knight Transportation Truck Driving Programs for Veterans
Many Veterans find driving at Knight Transportation mission-focused work, with competitive pay and generous bonuses, flexible scheduling, and an opportunity for professional growth. Knight Transportation is the only carrier nationally approved under the Valor Act and proudly offers the following programs for Veterans:
- Military Scholarship
- Apprenticeship Program
- Transportation Academy
- Route to a Million Miles Program
“IT’S NOT EVEN JUST A SHOW OF RESPECT; KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION WANTS THEIR VETERAN DRIVERS TO STAND OUT. THEY GO THAT EXTRA STEP TO RECOGNIZE THEM.”– CHRIS M.
Knight has an exclusive non-GI Bill-funded CDL Scholarship Program that is only open to Veterans, spouses, or dependents. The Scholarship Program offers Veterans the free opportunity to earn their CDL with full paid tuition and expenses covered for lodging and travel.
The Apprenticeship Program is the only nationally accredited program in the country. Eligible Veterans can use available benefits to receive an ES BAH or higher from their home state for 12 months. First-year Veterans eligible for our program make up to $75,000 at Knight Transportation.
Our CDL program, located in Phoenix, AZ, is open to residents across the United States. We provide expert driver training to help our drivers develop a long-lasting career. Students pair with a trainer who is committed to each Veteran’s success. At Knight, not just anyone can be a trainer – they are hand-selected, with vast industry knowledge & expertise to provide the best training possible to prepare you for the road ahead.
We also have a wide range of CDL School Partners across the country to provide the best over-the-road (OTR) training in the industry.
THE MILLION MILE CLUB
Route to a Million Miles is a reward celebrating a driving associate’s milestones with the company. With each milestone reached, drivers receive company stock and fantastic prizes on the road to the Million Mile Club, where truckers accept with a BRAND-NEW CUSTOM TRUCK.
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION
Knight Transportation is known as a leader in the industry. With billions of miles under our belt and millions of loads delivered, we offer more pathways to expand your career. We proudly offer:
- Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
- Disability, Accident& Critical Illness Coverage
- Stock Purchase Plan
- 401k Match
- Paid Time Off
- Late-Model Trucks
- No Forced Dispatch
- Ride & Pet Policy
“IN THE MILITARY, YOU MAKE FRIENDS, AND EVERYBODY MOVES AWAY, AND SO YOU END UP HAVING FRIENDS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IT’S FUN TO CALL SOMEBODY UP, ‘HEY, I’M ROLLING THROUGH KANSAS TOMORROW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?'”-MARCIA L.
THE UNITED SERVICES MILITARY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
(USMAP) The USMAP helps give service members entering the civilian workplace the chance to improve their job skills from on-the-job training while earning a competitive wage from day one. Eligible Veterans can:
- Get hired before you come to CDL school
- Get paid each week of training
- Receive no delay in pay while in CDL school
REASONS TO DRIVE FOR KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION
As you can see, we have truck driving opportunities for Military Veterans. Driving for Knight Transportation is more than a job; it’s a calling. And you can make it your new mission. Our associates serve America by supplying everything it needs to make it from one day to the next. Knight Transportation associates are paid amongst the highest wages in the industry and have the highest job satisfaction. Our driver retention is among the highest of the large carriers because we know our drivers are our number one asset.
For more on what we offer Veterans, visit our Military page.
Interested in driving for Knight Transportation? Contact a recruiter and get prequalified at 1-888-4KNIGHT.