Knight Transportation is a provider of multiple truckload transportation services, which involve the movement of full trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. We use our nationwide network of service centers, one of the country’s largest company-owned tractor fleets, as well as access to the fleets of thousands of third-party equipment providers, to provide truckload capacity and a broad range of solutions to truckload shippers. Our services include dry van truckload, temperature-controlled truckload, and dedicated truckload services, drayage services between ocean ports or rail ramps and shipping docks, rail intermodal services, and truckload freight brokerage services. As a result of the expanse of our network we are able to transport, or arrange for the transportation of, general commodities for customers throughout the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Our objective is to operate truckload businesses that are industry leading in both margin and growth, while providing cost-effective solutions for our customers.
To achieve these goals, we operate primarily in high-density, predictable freight lanes in select geographic regions, and attempt to develop and expand our customer base around each of our service centers by providing multiple truckload services for each customer. This operating strategy allows us to take advantage of the large amount of freight transported in regional markets. Our decentralized service centers enable us to better serve our customers and work more closely with our driving associates. We operate a modern fleet to appeal to Driving Associates and customers, decrease maintenance expenses and downtime, and enhance our operating efficiencies.