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Knight Driving Careers

Whether you’re an experienced driver or in training, we provide 
resources and personal help to set you up for a successful career.

Industry-Best Retention

Our driver turnover is much lower than industry standards because of our culture of respect, trust and open communication. We provide our Driving Associates the strength, capacity and power of a large corporation, with the personal connection and convenience of a hometown carrier.

Pay and Bonuses

With options for weekly or daily pay available (in most markets), driving for Knight Transportation means you can get the money you earned, faster. There’s no delay, no service charge and no worries about the paycheck coming through thanks to our rock-solid financials. Knight drivers also have the opportunity for quarterly bonuses based on performance. These bonuses are very achievable — just ask our Driving Associates.

No Boundaries

Others tout their “open door policy.” At Knight we don’t even know what that means. With us, you are a part of the team, a part of the family. You can have face-to-face conversations with anyone in the company.

Preferred Lanes and Hometime

We offer more choices to our Driving Associates than any other carrier in America. Whatever your preference, we do our best to keep you in the region that you want while still ensuring you receive your ideal hometime.

Additional Benefits of Driving for Knight


Average Truck Age of Less than 2 Years


No Forced Dispatch


Pet and Rider Programs

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Service Centers Across the U.S.

Dry Van Truck Driver Jobs

The average length of haul for a dry van is about 475 miles. Dry van drivers get to stay more regional and are offered flexible hometime options.


The average length of haul for refrigerated truckloads is 750 miles. Reefer drivers get more OTR time and still have flexibility in creating their schedules.


Port and rail Driving Associates are generally no more than a day or two away from home. This allows for more frequent  and consistent hometime.


Whether you’re running local freight, over-the-road refrigerated or hauling flatbed loads you can be assured to receive the miles that you want, the pay that you need and the home time that you deserve.

What Our Drivers Think

I appreciate that I am taken care of at Knight. The people are people – I’m not just a number and the dispatchers aren’t just a dispatcher. I work for the best team in the business.

- Dave O’Connell, Driver - Southern California

Knight has been the best company for me overall. They provide good miles, are easy to communicate with, and it gets better and better.

– Russ Melich, Dry Van Driver - Columbus, OH

I didn’t know what a fun and exciting ride it would be with Knight. Knight provided a career for me with the best equipment and support group. I am blessed.

- Mark Farkas, Driver since 1990

If you do your job and do it well, you won’t have any problems at all. Knight gets us home when we need to get home and they always keep us in good equipment.

- James Keys, Driver – Kansas City, MO

I enjoy how organized Knight is, how they provide good equipment, and that they acknowledge everything I do. I am always shown respect as a driver and they train their dispatchers well.

- Blake Burdette served in the Air Force, Driver – Lakeland, FL

Knight treats me well and gets me home when I ask. I have a great dispatcher and I love the truck I got.

- Stephen Smeltxer, Reefer Driver - Columbus, OH

This has been my favorite job I’ve ever had. I like how there is no pressure at Knight. We have a choice and they listen and take the time to talk.

- Cesar Martinez, Port & Rail Driver - Los Angeles, CA

If I have a problem on the road I can always call them to get my problem resolved. I don’t have to worry about sitting for days waiting to see if they are going to take care of it.

- Claudio Clark, Independent Contractor for 7.5 years

When I got started, it took about a week, maybe two, because it was my first time I didn’t know much about trucking. I thought it was a nice smooth process. The recruiter told me all of the steps and information I needed to have with me before I came over to Knight and did orientation. When I had everything all set up, they said OK, come in this Monday.

- David Miller, Reefer Driver (Squire)