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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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Choosing to become a professional truck driver is a career choice promising adventure and a dependable income source. The increased demand for truck drivers and healthy projection for growth means truck drivers will continue to be in demand. How do you become a professional truck driver and what happens after CDL training? Let’s find out!…

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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 accompany such an occupation. We advise of wives truckers to welcome your husband’s chosen profession…

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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 Knight Transportation, do have an allowance for pets, giving drivers much-needed companionship while on the road. Below is more information on our specific pet…

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Fatigued Truck Driving What You Should Know

Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Fatigued Driving 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 have…

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Distracted Truck Driver Driving

What is Distracted Truck Driving? Distracted driving is anything taking your eyes, hands, or attention away from the task of driving a CMV. Common examples of distracted truck driving are: • Sending a text message • Talking on a cell phone • Using a GPS navigation system • Eating while driving • Talking to people…

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Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

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

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How to Install Chains on a Tractor Trailor

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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