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REOPEN AMERICA BONUS PROGRAM

Monthly Driver Bonus Match

How the Reopen America Bonus Program Works

ALL Knight OTR Driving Associates who qualify for the Monthly Production & Safety Bonus are eligible for the Reopen America Bonus. In order to qualify for the Reopen America Bonus, you must be hired on or before July 4, 2020 and be employed with no gaps of employment through July 4, 2021, and drive at least 70,000 dispatched miles during the 12 month bonus period.

Any Monthly Production & Safety Bonus earned during the 12 months from July 2020 through June 2021 will continue to be paid on a monthly basis. In this new program, Knight will add up the Monthly Production &
Safety Bonuses you earned during this 12 month period and match this total if you meet the eligibility criteria above.

Example: If your total Monthly Production & Safety Bonus for the 12 month period was $4,000, you would be paid an additional $4,000 in July of 2021 resulting in a total Monthly Production & Safety Bonus and
Reopen America Bonus of $8,000 for the year!

Driver incentives like the Reopen America Bonus Program are what makes Knight Transportation different. If you're searching for a trucking company putting drivers first, apply now and become part of the Knight family.

Reopening America Bonus Program FAQ

Do I need to do anything to make sure I am eligible for this bonus?

This Bonus is intended for anyone that currently earns the Monthly Production and Safety Bonus. As long as you earn your
Monthly Production & Safety Bonus, are employed as a Knight Driving Associate the entire bonus period (July 4, 2020 to July 4, 2021),and drive at least 70,000 dispatched miles during the 12 month bonus period, you will be eligible for the match.

What is the time period for the Reopen America Bonus Program?

Any Monthly Production & Safety Bonus earned during the 12 months from July 2020 through June 2021 will continue to be paid on a monthly basis. In this new program, Knight Transportation will add up the Monthly Production & Safety Bonuses earned during this 12-month period and match this total if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Is there a limit to the Reopening America Bonus payout?

No, there is no limit. You will receive a match dollar for dollar on the Monthly Production & Safety Bonus you earn from July 2020 through June 2021.

When will the Reopen America Bonus be paid out?

The Reopen America Bonus will be paid in July 2021. We expect the payout will occur on or about the 15th of the month, similar to our normal bonus cycles. We anticipate this should be a large payout, and we will use the time between July 4th and July 15th to review the list carefully to make sure we do not miss anyone.

Is there a limit for the payment?

No there is no limit, you will receive a match dollar for dollar on the Monthly Production & Safety Bonus you earn from July 2020 through June 2021.

Is the Reopen America Bonus taxable?

All bonus compensation is subject to Federal, State, and FICA withholding tax. Due to the nature of this bonus, Knight will be withholding Federal income taxes that align with what is considered a Supplemental Wage payment. This will help prevent our Driving Associates from experiencing a significant tax deficit as a result of this bonus when filing their taxes at the end of the year.

How will I be able to track my potential Reopen America Bonus?

In the Knight Transportation driver portal, a tracker will display your progress under this Reopen America Bonus program.

I am a team driver; will my match be split?

No. The Monthly Production & Safety Bonus already takes into account the team aspect, so any match does not need to be split.

Do I need to earn a Monthly Production & Safety Bonus every month of the bonus period to receive the Reopen America Bonus?

No. The Reopen America Bonus simply matches the Monthly Production & Safety Bonus earned during the 12-month bonus period.  So, if you fail to earn a Monthly Production & Safety Bonus in one month, you will not lose the match related to the months where you do achieve a Monthly Production & Safety Bonus during the bonus period.

If I leave for another opportunity, and things don’t work out causing me to return to Knight Transportation, will I still be eligible for this match?

No, this bonus is intended for Driving Associates that maintain continuous employment throughout the entire period. No rehires will be eligible to receive the bonus.

How is my bonus impacted if I switch between Owner-Operator and company driver or visa-versa?

The Reopen America Bonus Program is solely for Knight Transportation company drivers. If you are not a company driver the entire 12-month bonus period you will no longer be eligible.

Are training and referral bonuses matched as well?

The Reopen America Bonus Program only applies to Monthly Production & Safety Bonus payouts.

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