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OWNER OPERATORS

Whether you already have your own truck or looking to Lease-To-Purchase a truck of your own, Knight has a package for you!

Knight offers packages to Independent Contractors that already have their own trucks and looking to contract onto Knight and use Knight’s trailers and operating authority.

Don’t own a truck but want to? Knight has a Lease-To-Purchase-Plan where company drivers can work towards truck ownership.

If you're interested in purchasing your own truck or trailer, Knight sells reliable, industry-standard trucks and trailers. We're here to help fulfill your dreams of leasing your own truck. View Knight's available inventory.

You own the road. Now, own your career.

Knight's stability offers you flexible routes nationwide, regional or dedicated, with the 24/7 support and 24 terminals/17 shops. Additionally, Knight provides a stable freight network with a large customer base so you have flexible home time for your lifestyle.

Which Program is Right for Me?

If you:

  • Own your truck
  • Want to contract with Knight and pull our trailers
  • Have 1 year of OTR experience in last 5 years

If you:

  • Have been a Knight company driver for a minimum of 90 days
  • Don’t own a truck but want to
  • Have 1 year of OTR experience in last 5 years

Benefits of Contracting with Knight

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Discounted Insurance Options

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Maintenance and Tire Discounts

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Flexible Lease Payments

Lydia Vest - Driver Development

24/7 Support from 30 Service Centers

  • Multiple truck lease options
  • Flexible home time
  • No trailer rental fee
  • Fuel discounts and protection
  • Low-cost bobtail, occupational accident and physical damage insurance available
  • Weekly settlements
  • Deadhead pay
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Current Truck Owners Driver Qualifications

  • At least 24 years of age
  • 1 year OTR experience within the last 5 years
  • Must complete Contractor Qualification Process
  • Max of two moving violations in last 2 years
  • No more than one preventable accident in last 2 years

Tractor Specifications

  • Wheel base less than 265 inches
  • Sliding fifth wheel
  • 3-axle with sleeper
  • Stack height 13’ to 13’6”
  • Maximum weight of 18,500 lbs.
  • Fifth wheel height of 47.5” or less
  • Governed at 68 mph Cruise, 70 mph Pedal (we cover cost)
  • Tractor must be 7 years old or newer

Lease Purchase

Our program gives current Knight drivers an opportunity to Lease-To-Own a truck without some of the complexities that challenge drivers when purchasing trucks on their own. We offer various makes and models of tractors at industry leading low weekly payments!

Benefits

Learn more about Knight owner operator driving opportunities. 
Call us at 602-239-4711

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