Knight-Swift Transport Services

20002 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

What we are: a provider of multiple truckload transportation services, which involve the movement of full trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination. Knight was created by four cousins, Randy, Gary, Keith and Kevin. All four worked for Swift Transportation before starting Knight Transportation in 1990. They envisioned a better way to do trucking. They wanted focus primarily on safety with our driving associates and service for our customers, while being the lowest cost carrier, debt free with first in class equipment. With one service center in Phoenix, AZ, a handful of trucks and a desire to grow, the four cousins went to work. Today, Knight is led by Dave Jackson (CEO), Adam Miller (CFO) Kevin Quast (COO) with the founders Kevin, Keith and Gary, who continue to play intricate roles in guiding the continual growth of the business. Knight operates more than 4,600 trucks, 30 plus services centers, with revenues generating over $1B annually.

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Industry

Transportation

Category

Shipping & Logistics

ESG/Ethical Impact

Sustainability has always been at the core of our culture. While we have made significant strides in improving our environmental footprint over the years, we believe that setting an ambitious public goal to reduce carbon emissions generated by our fleet by 50% over the next 15 years quantifies our commitment. Our passionate and dedicated team members have the knowledge to rally around and execute on this achievable goal that will benefit our families, our communities, and future generations. As North America’s largest truckload carrier, we at Knight-Swift Transportation are dedicated to safety and environmental stewardship across the entirety of our business operations. With an emphasis on driver safety, support, and best-in-class training, we maintain a safe workplace and ensure that personnel are properly equipped to navigate the road ahead. We strive to protect the environment by ensuring that our fleet is equipped with the latest technologies that reduce air emissions, properly disposing of waste, reducing operational energy and water consumption, and following environmental best management practices. Our publicly stated goal to reduce fleet emissions by 50% by 2035 is a testament to our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Progress towards this goal is reported to the Board of Directors biannually. We are committed to complying with regulations and to continual improvement of our management practices. This policy is reviewed annually and approved by senior leadership. We continue to make sizeable capital investments in new equipment to ensure that the latest improvements in tractor and engine efficiencies are used in our fleets. In 2022, progress towards completing our initiative to install start-stop idle reduction technology in Knight and Swift over-the-road tractors reached 85%. Full completion of this will likely occur in 2024. Testing of hydrogen fuel trucks will continue through 2024, while battery-electric vehicle (BEV) deployments are moving into select locations. We are participating in the US Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck III program and will see at least 10 BEV tractors deployed with an additional 10 BEV tractors outside of the SuperTruck program. We are also moving forward with 11 battery-electric yard trucks at various sites, all deployed by the end of 2023. Wrapping up our short-term piloting programs includes our early demonstration of Cummins’ new 15-liter natural gas engine, anticipated to start in mid-2023, which will give us key insight into the future of renewable natural gas usage for heavy-duty freight. The primary objective of these pilot projects and small-scale testing for BEVs is to better understand how current limitations (cost, weight, range, infrastructure, vehicle availability, and adequate energy production/availability) will impact our ability to operationalize the technologies.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$7,420,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.5

Customer Rating

4

Company Size

10000+

ESG Risk Rating

3

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