Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation is a company that operates as a truckload motor shipping carrier. It offers dry van, refrigerated, port and rail as well as flatbed shipping as well as logistics, freight management, and other non-trucking services. The company merged with Swift Transportation Company to create Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings.

Parent CompanyKnight-Swift
HQPhoenix, AZ, US
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
Knight Transportation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, US

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Key People/Management at Knight Transportation

Wayne Yu

Wayne Yu

Chief Accounting Officer
Larry Knight

Larry Knight

Jim Field

Jim Field

Vice President, MobileComm Technologies
Cris Richardson

Cris Richardson

Vice President of Rates and Pricing
Shane Taylor

Shane Taylor

Executive Vice President
Brett Stabler

Brett Stabler

Sr. Vice President Employee Development
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Knight Transportation Office Locations

Knight Transportation has an office in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, US (HQ)
20002 N 19th Ave
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Knight Transportation Financials and Metrics

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Knight Transportation is a subsidiary of Knight-Swift

Knight Transportation Revenue

Knight Transportation's revenue was reported to be $1.12 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.
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Knight Transportation Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Jun, 2021


4.37 k4.89 k4.74 k


4.17 k4.77 k4.73 k

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9.73 k11.79 k12.29 k
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Knight Transportation Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Swift TransportationApril 12, 2017
Barr-Nunn TransportationOctober 02, 2014$112.4 m
Roads West TransportationOctober 23, 2006
Edwards BrosAugust 15, 2005
Barr-Nunn Logistics, Inc.
Barr-Nunn Transportation, Inc.
Knight Capital Growth, LLC
Knight Logistics LLC
Knight Management Services
Knight Port Services, LLC
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Knight Transportation Revenue Breakdown

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Knight Transportation revenue breakdown by business segment: 79.9% from Trucking Segment and 20.1% from Logistics Segment

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Knight Transportation Cybersecurity Score

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Knight Transportation Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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Knight Transportation Online and Social Media Presence

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Knight Transportation News and Updates

Knight Transportation, Inc. and Swift Transportation Company Merge to Create North America's Premier Truckload Transportation Company

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. ("Knight-Swift" or the "Company") (NYSE: "KNX") announced today the completion of the merger of Knight Transportation, Inc. and Swift Transportation Company. The Company will maintain the distinct Knight and Swift brands and operations while implementing bes…

Knight Transportation Blogs

Truck Driving Opportunities for Military Veterans

Knight Transportation acknowledges and appreciates our U.S. Military service members’ sacrifices to protect our freedom and families. Finding employment while serving and after serving in the armed forces can be challenging. We seek to provide Veterans and active military service members a transport…

Demand For Women Truck Drivers Growing

Over-the-road truck drivers are still mostly comprised of men. However, times are changing, and truck driving jobs for women are on the rise. As the demand for truck drivers increases, the industry is committed to having women to fill hiring needs. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA…

6 Advantages of Being a Flatbed Truck Driver

The demand for truck drivers in the U.S. remains high. According to the American Trucking Association, the driver shortage will hit 100,000 by 2025 and 160,000 by 2028. As the country starts to get back to “normal”, flatbed load volumes continue to build as construction activity and manufacturing be…

Top 10 Trucker Songs and Why We Love Them

Truck driving is so iconic that not only have dozens of movies been made about the lifestyle, hundreds of songs pay homage to life on the road. You may be surprised to know not all of the songs were made in the 60s and 70s. Here are the top 10 trucker songs and why we… The post Top 10 Trucker Songs …

Beyond The Rig Podcast: Talking All Things Trucking

Beyond the Rig is the “un-corporate” voice of the trucking industry. You’ll see and hear what it’s like to be a professional trucker from two carrier insiders who are not afraid, to be honest. Through interviews, stories, and industry topics, you get a refreshing tell-it-like-it-is approach to life …

What Safe Driver Week 2021 Means for Truckers

Safety is a trucking company’s and its driver’s highest priority. The goal is delivering goods on schedule with zero harm to truckers or the general public. Federal, state, and local laws combined with carrier safety guidelines are producing safer roadways. Truckers are proud of their safety records…
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Knight Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Knight Transportation founded?

    Knight Transportation was founded in 1990.

  • Who are Knight Transportation key executives?

    Knight Transportation's key executives are Wayne Yu, Larry Knight and Jim Field.

  • How many employees does Knight Transportation have?

    Knight Transportation has 5,900 employees.

  • What is Knight Transportation revenue?

    Latest Knight Transportation annual revenue is $1.1 b.

  • What is Knight Transportation revenue per employee?

    Latest Knight Transportation revenue per employee is $189.5 k.

  • Who are Knight Transportation competitors?

    Competitors of Knight Transportation include Landstar System, Werner Enterprises and Publix.

  • Where is Knight Transportation headquarters?

    Knight Transportation headquarters is located at 20002 N 19th Ave, Phoenix.

  • Where are Knight Transportation offices?

    Knight Transportation has an office in Phoenix.

  • How many offices does Knight Transportation have?

    Knight Transportation has 1 office.