Knight Transportation

Business, Technology, Safety

Swift Transportation Deploys SmartDrive Across Fleet

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SmartDrive is deploying its video-based safety program across Swift Transportation’s entire fleet, the company announced June 16.

June 25, 2020
Business

Knight, Swift Shareholders Approve Merger in Separate Votes

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The $6 billion Swift-Knight truckload merger is racing to completion as shareholders of both companies approved the transaction Sept. 7, and the carriers said it would close Sept. 8.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 7, 2017
Business

Knight Transportation Profits Down 28%, Match Forecasts After Adjustments for Swift Merger

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Knight Transportation Inc. profits declined 28% in the second quarter, the latest in a series of unfavorable earnings reports from truckload carriers matching what was anticipated to be a tough first half of 2017.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2017
Business

Swift Posts Decline in Profits, Freight Revenue for Second Quarter

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Swift Transportation Co., North America’s largest truckload carrier, saw its profits and freight revenue decrease during the second quarter compared with the same time in 2016.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

Federal Regulators Give Green Light to Knight-Swift Merger

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The multibillion-dollar merger between Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation received a speedy federal antitrust approval May 1, clearing the way for shareholders to vote on the proposed transaction to form the largest truckload carrier in the United States.

May 2, 2017
Business

Knight-Swift Merger Analysis

Transport Topics' Joe Howard and Daniel Bearth discuss the April 10, 2017, Knight-Swift merger news: Why it happened and what it means for the truckload sector. Read more at bit.ly/TTKnightSwift (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

April 17, 2017
Business, Logistics

Video Analysis: What Drove the Knight-Swift Merger

TT's Joe Howard, Daniel Bearth

Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard talks with Senior Features Writer Daniel Bearth about the April 10 merger between Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation, forming the nation's largest full truckload company. What prompted the move between the carriers that rank No. 29 and No. 6 on the  for-hire TT100 list? Watch this short video analysis.

April 11, 2017
Business, Logistics

Knight, Swift Merge to Form $5.1 Billion Truckload Carrier

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Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation are merging to create what they say will be the trucking industry's largest full truckload company: Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.

April 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

Video: How the Knight-Swift Merger Affects Drivers

Knight Transportation Inc.

In this video posted April 10 on Knight Transportation's Facebook page, Knight Executive Chairman Kevin Knight says Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation will remain independent brands and operations after their merger announcement.

April 10, 2017
Business

Knight Transportation Profits Plummet 24%; Positive Future Predicted

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Knight Transportation Inc. reported profits plummeted 24% in the fourth quarter, blaming the results on low gas prices, a poor used-truck market and two class-action lawsuits.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017

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