Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

 

Knight Transportation is an American provider of truckload transportation that offers services in dry van, temperature-controlled, dedicated, drayage, intermodal, and brokerage.

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 Jul 2022
Truckload capacity is reportedly loosening, but carrier executives say it could tighten again quickly for US shippers in a market that remains in flux.
Knight Transportation.
12 Apr 2017
Knight-Swift merger, Schneider public offering, seen triggering more truckload acquisitions, consolidation, and soon.
10 Apr 2017
The $6 billion deal announced Monday will establish Knight-Swift Transportation as the largest truckload operator in the United States.
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.
13 Nov 2014
The third quarter was good to practically all the publicly owned U.S. trucking companies: none reported losses, and their combined revenue rose 10.7 percent to more than $10 billion, supported by a second quarter of stronger freight demand and economic growth.
28 Oct 2014
Knight Transportation is using sustainable profit to finance sustainable growth, both through acquisition and organic growth, raising driver pay and adding trucks in a tight market.
27 Oct 2014
Swift Transportation's revenue rises, profit soars as freight volumes leave largest U.S. truckload carrier 'overbooked' in the third quarter, even with additional tractor-trailers.
Lone Star Transportation trucks hauling wind turbine parts.
03 Oct 2014
Specialized truckload operator Daseke acquired Lone Star Transportation and will add the Texas-based heavy hauler to its growing family of trucking subsidiaries.
Knight Transportation tractor-trailer
01 Oct 2014
Strategic acquisitions in the U.S. trucking field continue as truckload carrier Knight Transportation grabs Barr-Nunn for $112.4 million.
27 Aug 2014
Truckload operators are increasingly willing to pay more to secure the truck drivers needed to deliver trucking capacity to shipper customers.
Trucks at a truck stop
24 Jul 2014
The U.S. economic recovery may be slow, but the freight recovery is moving faster, thanks to growth in manufacturing, energy and construction.
Trucking dashboard
16 May 2014
The first quarter was warmer for trucking than you might think — at least financially.
25 Apr 2014
Truck driver pay must rise between 15 and 25 percent if the trucking industry is going to keep up with freight demand in coming years, a truckload executive said yesterday.
24 Apr 2014
Two trucking outfits at least managed to shrug off the winter snow and substantially increase first-quarter profits, while others lowered earnings estimates and froze growth plans.
31 Jan 2014
Knight Transportation reported net income in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $20.1 million, improving 13.6 percent year-over-year from $17.7 million...
Knight Transportation truck
13 Nov 2013
The Journal of Commerce Truckload Capacity Index rose unexpectedly in the third quarter to a four-year high, but that doesn’t mean more tractor-trailers rolled onto highways and up to shipper docks. Instead, the leap in the index reflects a gathering concentration of capacity at the top of trucking’s food chain, as larger motor carriers acquire and absorb smaller companies to secure drivers, equipment and freight revenue.
25 Oct 2013
Knight Transportation reported its net income in the third quarter of 2013 was $15.2 million, dropping 9.1 percent year-over-year from $16.7 million.
10 Oct 2013
Hub Group has lowered its expectations for the third quarter of 2013 to a range of 48 to 51 cents diluted earnings per share.
09 Oct 2013
Knight Transportation has announced that it expects its earnings per diluted share for the third quarter to be in the range of 18 cents to 20 cents, down from its earlier projection of 22 cents to 24 cents.
USA Truck truck in Dallas.
26 Sep 2013
Knight Transportation is trying to acquire all of the outstanding shares of USA Truck, despite a recent rejection of its acquisition bid by USA Truck’s board of directors...
25 Jul 2013
Knight Transportation reported its net income in the second quarter of 2013 was $18.9 million, sliding 1.8 percent from $19.3 million in the second quarter of 2012.
25 Apr 2013
Knight Transportation reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $15.2 million, a 44 percent jump from $10.5 million in the first quarter of 2012.