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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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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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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 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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Diagram of a Semi-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 swivel where they are linked…

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