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What Safe Driver Week 2021 Means for Truckers

Safe Driver Week 2021 - Safety First Road Sign

Safety is a trucking company’s and its driver’s highest priority. The goal is delivering goods on schedule with zero harm to truckers or the general public. Federal, state, and local laws combined with carrier safety guidelines are producing safer roadways. Truckers are proud of their safety records and want to keep them that way. Each…

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Truck Driver Working Conditions and Sustainability Initiatives

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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Why is Truck Driving An Essential Service?

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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Top 9 COVID-19 Safety Tips for Knight Drivers

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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Knight Transportation’s Response to COVID-19

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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Fatigued Driving: What Truckers Should Know

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 Driving: What You Should Know

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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When Truck Driving Is Too Fast For The Conditions

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

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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How To Prevent A Semi-Truck Jackknife

Diagram of a Semi-Truck Jackknife

What is a “truck jackknife”? Ever use or seen a pocketknife? The term “jackknife” comes from a pocketknife folding configuration. The collision term “semi-truck jackknife” refers to a truck accident where a truck with two separate parts (a cab and a trailer) folds in on itself at the point of separation. The cab and trailer…

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