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20002 North 19th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85027

United States

Phone: 602-269-2000


Knight Transportation, Inc. provides multiple full truckload transportation and logistics services. The company provides significant capacity and a range of truckload and logistics services through its nationwide network of service centers. Through its multiple service offerings, capabilities, and transportation modes, the company is able to transport, or arrange for the transportation of, general commodities for its diversified customer base throughout the contiguous United States, Canada, and Mexico. Segments The company has two segments, Trucking and Logistics. Trucking The Trucking segment comprises three operating units: dry van truckload (Dry Van), temperature-controlled truckload (Refrigerated), and drayage services (Drayage). The company, through Knight Refrigerated, LLC, provides refrigerated services. In 2008, the company further enhanced its services by creating Knight Port Services, LLC, which provides drayage services between ocean ports, rail ramps, and shipping docks. In 2014, the company grew its asset-based refrigerated offerings through Kool Trans, LLC. The company operates a large, modern tractor fleet and also uses independent contractors to provide various asset-based solutions, including multiple stop pick-ups and deliveries, dedicated equipment and personnel, on-time expedited pick-ups and deliveries, specialized driver training, and other truckload services. Logistics The Logistics segment consists of two primary operating units: freight brokerage services (Brokerage) and rail intermodal (Intermodal). The company also provides logistics, freight management and other non-trucking services to its customers through its Logistics business. The company’s subsidiary, Knight Logistics LLC, develops contractual relationships with third-party capacity providers who provide their equipment and services to transport customer freight. Its Logistics offerings meet its customers' transportation needs by providing a range of shipping alternatives from its network of third-party capacity providers and its rail providers. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s Logistics segment had transportation services contracts with approximately 23,137 carriers. Revenue Equipment In 2015, the company operated an average of 4,363 company-owned tractors with an average age of 1.7 years. It also had under contract 407 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors as of December 31, 2015. The company also operated an average of 11,789 trailers in 2015. Strategy The key elements of the company’s strategy include expanding existing service centers; acquiring and growing opportunistically; improving asset productivity; strengthening its customer relationships; and diversifying its service offerings. Regulations The company’s operations are regulated and licensed by various government agencies, including the United States Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. History Knight Transportation, Inc. was founded in 1989.


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