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Knight Careers for Veterans

Finding employment can sometimes be a challenge when you return home after serving in the armed forces — but it doesn’t have to be. Start your trucking career with Knight and enjoy rewarding, mission-focused work, flexible schedules, and competitive pay.

We offer an Apprenticeship program and a Scholarship program for Veterans looking to start their career in trucking.

Knight thanks our veteran drivers for their service with our Fleet of Heroes, a series of custom-wrapped veteran trucks.

What Program is Right for Me?

If you:

  • Are a veteran.
  • Want to earn your CDL.
  • Want to receive your GI Bill benefits in addition to normal pay.

If you:

  • Are a veteran.
  • Want to earn your CDL.
  • Want to have your housing and tuition paid for through Knight.

Knight is the only carrier that is nationally approved under the Valor Act.


Knight provides veterans and those that are providing ongoing military service, a transportation career that offers flexible schedules and consistent income. At Knight, we have many active service men and women who proudly serve our country and then always safely return to their career at Knight.

Veterans Can Also Enjoy

Mission-Focused Work

Competitive Pay and Great Bonuses

Flexibility of Scheduling

Opportunities for Professional Growth

Apprenticeship Program

The Knight apprenticeship program is one of two programs in the country with National Approval under the Valor Act. Veterans receive their GI Bill benefits tax-free in addition to normal pay while earning their CDL.

  • Your benefits pay while you earn your CDL.
  • Earn E5 BAH (Basic Allowance Housing). BAH Calculator
  • Approved program through the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Veteran Administration (VA).
  • Still qualify for the weekly $35 tuition reimbursement.
  • VA pays the housing allowance directly to the driver based on eligibility for up to 12 months once hired and enrolled in Knight’s Apprenticeship
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Scholarship Program 

Attend Knight's CDL school and get on the road! Our scholarship program covers the cost of tuition and applicable housing costs and is available to any veteran of the Armed Forces, Active Reserves, National Guard Members, and Active Military spouses.

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What you need to prequalify:

  • Copy of DD214

    Register on the ebenefits website to obtain this document.

  • Letter from the Veterans Administration

    Letter must be on their letter head and confirm service and character of service.

  • National Guard Bureau (NGB) Document

    This document must have Character of Service for this discharged.

  • Leave and Earning Statement (LES)

    Must show dates of service for those on active service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

    For Chapter 35 transferred benefits.

Learn more about Knight Veteran Careers by contacting a recruiter

Call us at 1-888-4KNIGHT

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