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Truck with Gifts. Best Gifts for Truckers

Any day is a good day to get the trucker in your life a gift. It doesn’t have to a special occasion like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day or Mother’s, or a birthday either. Because life on the road tends to wear down supplies and accessories faster than most travelers, your favorite essential worker out…

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Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Above and beyond what is experienced by regular-sized vehicles, commercial trucks are extremely susceptible to dangerous winter conditions. Even if you are an extremely experienced and highly skilled truck driver, winter driving conditions can present challenges. Wet or icy roads make it difficult for trucks to handle a load and make it difficult for you…

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KNIGHT-SWIFT SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Knight Transportation prides itself on being a carrier, leading the industry to reduce its environmental footprint and improve drivers’ safety and working conditions. The following are excerpts from the Knight-Swift Sustainability Report 2020 demonstrating our environmental and workforce commitments. Sustainability Initiative & Zero-Emissions Vehicle We plan to continue our strategy of investing capital in new equipment…

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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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