Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation is an American provider of truckload transportation that offers services in dry van, temperature-controlled, dedicated, drayage, intermodal, and brokerage. Founded in 1990 with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, the company reported 2013 revenue of $969 million, up 3.5 percent year-over-year. The company also reported a net income of $70 million, up 8 percent from the previous year.

Knight Transportation employs nearly 5,000 individuals and operates a fleet of 4,000 tractors and 8,800 trailers. The transportation company has 29 operating locations across North America and provides services to the United States, as well as points throughout Canada and Mexico.

27 Jan 2017
Two of the largest US truckload carriers report rising contract rates. As pressure on pricing slowly builds, shippers want to talk.
29 Jul 2016
Despite an uptick in volume in July, trucking executives see a long road ahead before truckload rates rise.
17 May 2016
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
20 Apr 2016
Capacity is beginning to exit the trucking market, a trend that will accelerate by the second half of the year, the president of Knight Transportation says.
05 Apr 2016
Three acquisition-hungry companies, XPO Logistics, Celadon Group and Daseke, were the fastest-growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest U.S. trucking companies in 2015.
01 Feb 2016
The JOC Truckload Capacity Index contracted for the first time in eight quarters, reflecting efforts to better match capacity and demand by large carriers, many of which expect capacity to tighten in the second half of 2016.
28 Jan 2016
Despite “firm” contract pricing, a drop in truckload spot market opportunities in the fourth quarter worked in tandem with lower fuel surcharges to reduce revenue and profit for Knight Transportation.
18 Dec 2015
Excess truck capacity is tugging at the earnings of truckload carriers, including Knight Transportation. The company believes truck capacity may have peaked, but much depends on the strength of consumer demand and retail inventory levels in 2016.
21 Oct 2015
In spite of lagging returns from its logistics segment, Knight Transportation posted another strong third quarter Wednesday, fueled by strong results in its trucking division and brokerage business.
28 Jul 2015
If U.S. shippers feel less pain when it comes time to pay freight bills this year, they can thank the worldwide oil glut. With the third quarter under way, the very significant impact of the collapse in oil and fuel prices over the past year on U.S. freight transportation is clear.
22 Jul 2015
Truckload carrier Knight Transportation increased revenue 14 percent in the second quarter to $302 million, despite lower "transactional customer demand." Net profit rose 7.3 percent to $28 million.
24 Apr 2015
Large, diversified truckload carriers found detours around the "soft patch" in the U.S. economy during the first quarter, with most increasing revenue and profit. A lack of drivers may have held back some companies.