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Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation is a vital member of FreightCenter’s carrier network, contributing its extensive transportation expertise and nationwide fleet to ensure efficient and reliable freight services.

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. is one of the largest and most prominent trucking companies in the United States. It is the result of a merger between Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in 2017. The merger brought together two significant players in the transportation industry to create an even more robust and diversified company.

 

Why Choose Knight Transportation?

  • Extensive Network & Coverage
  • Dedicated Driver Fleet
  • Specialized Equipment & Expertise
  • Technology & Visibility
  • Focus on Driver Satisfaction

 

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Awards and Endorsements

  • 2021 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 2021 & 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executives’ Pros to Know: Matthew Brosious
  • 2020 & 2019 Top Food Logistics’ 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
  • 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2020 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
  • 2020 & 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
  • 2020 Best of Palm Harbor Awards for Local Businesses
  • 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
  • 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
  • 2013 Tampa Bay Business 100 by Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2013 Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain
  • 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
  • 2012, 2011 & 2010 TBBJ Fast 50 Recipient
  • 2013, 2011, & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses

Knight Transportation is now the industry’s largest full truckload carrier serving a wide range of customers in a broad array of industries. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the company provides the full complement of truckload and logistics services throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada.

 

They are the fifth-largest trucking company in the United States. The company’s primary subsidiaries are truckload carriers Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation, Midnite Express, and, since July 2021, LTL carrier AAA Cooper. In January 2022, the Knight-Swift expanded its LTL footprint by acquiring Midwest Motor Express.

 

Key Aspects of Knight Transportation

 

 

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Real-time quotes for LTL, Intermodal, and Truckload freight.

 

Truckload and Logistics Services

The company provides a wide range of truckload transportation and logistics solutions. Their services cover various industries, including retail, manufacturing, consumer goods, and more.

 

Extensive Fleet

The company operates an extensive fleet of trucks and trailers, allowing them to serve customers with various shipment sizes and transportation needs.

 

National and Regional Coverage

Operations cover all 48 contiguous states in the United States, making it a comprehensive and widespread transportation provider.

 

Intermodal Services

Knight Transportation offers intermodal freight transportation, which involves using multiple modes of transportation, such as rail and trucking, to optimize the movement of goods.

 

Dedicated Services

Knight Transportation provides dedicated transportation solutions, where they allocate specific equipment and drivers to serve the unique needs of individual customers.

 

Technology and Efficiency

Like other major transportation companies, The company has invested in technology and innovation to improve efficiency, track shipments, and provide real-time updates to customers.

 

Safety and Sustainability

The company strongly emphasizes safety and has implemented training programs for drivers and employees to maintain a high safety standard. Additionally, Knight-Swift is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices in its operations.

 

Diverse Customer Base

Knight Transportation serves a diverse customer base, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises, providing them with tailored transportation solutions.

 

Reputation

Knight Transportation’s first core value is Safety First and Always. The trucking company is known for its safety policies, procedures, and track record. They have over 6,000 drivers who have driven over a million miles safely.

 

 

Some of the Industries Knight Transportation Serves

 

 

Retail

Knight Transportation provides transportation solutions for retailers, helping them move their goods from distribution centers to stores or directly to customers.

 

Manufacturing

The company supports the transportation needs of manufacturing companies, ensuring the timely delivery of raw materials and finished products.

 

Consumer  Goods

Knight transports various consumer goods, including electronics, appliances, furniture, and other household items.

 

Automotive

The company handles automotive logistics, transporting vehicles, parts, and components for the automotive industry.

 

Food and Beverage

Knight serves the food and beverage industry, transporting perishable and non-perishable goods to grocery stores, restaurants, and distribution centers.

 

Industrial Products

The company provides transportation services for industrial products, such as machinery, equipment, and construction materials.

 

Chemicals and Hazmat

Knight offers specialized services for transporting chemicals and hazardous materials, complying with strict safety regulations.

 

Paper and Packaging

The company supports the paper and packaging industry by transporting products, packaging materials, and related supplies.

 

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Knight transports pharmaceutical and medical supplies to pharmacies, hospitals, and healthcare facilities.

 

E-commerce

With the rise of e-commerce, Knight caters to the growing demand for online shopping by transporting goods from distribution centers to customers’ doorsteps.

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Nationwide Coverage and Reach

Knight Transportation ships to various locations within the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Knight Transportation is now the industry’s largest full truckload company, operating with an extensive fleet of roughly 19,000 tractors and 58,000 trailers and employing 24,000 people. They provide transportation and logistics services primarily within North America, covering all 48 contiguous states in the United States and extensive coverage throughout Canada and cross-border shipments to and from Mexico.

The company operates an extensive network of terminals and operating centers across these regions, which allows them to move goods between different locations efficiently and provide comprehensive coverage to their customers.

Knight Transportation serves major metropolitan areas, key transportation hubs, and remote regions within the United States, ensuring their transportation services are accessible to businesses and industries nationwide.

Knight Transportation provides transportation solutions to various provinces in Canada, supporting domestic shipments and cross-border movements between the United States and Canada.

For cross-border shipments, Knight-Swift facilitates the movement of goods between the United States and Mexico, catering to customers’ needs with international logistics requirements.

FreightCenter's Carrier Network covers the entirety of North America and beyond

FreightCenter’s partnership with Knight Transportation gives us the ability to offer you the most extensive service areas and the best rates available.

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