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Knight Transportation allows pets, updates rider policy

“Furry” riders (domesticated animals) will also be allowed for Knight drivers. A $400 security deposit is required, with $200 refundable.

The Trucker News Services

8/9/2013

Phoenix, AZ — Knight Transportation announced changes to its rider policy and that pets will now be allowed to ride in the trucks.

The company has decreased the amount of days it takes for their drivers to have a member of their immediate family ride with them. Instead of a 90-day minimum, the updated policy lowers the minimum to 30 days and also expands the rider to include anyone over 18 (i.e. friend, partner, etc.). Also, drivers can now bring their children over 10 years old along as passengers.

“Our success is based on safety, service and efficiency, all of which depends on our drivers,” said Jason Jones, Director of Driver Development & Recruitment. “We want all of our employees to succeed; that’s why we give them the benefits of a large corporation, with the feel of a small-town business.”

“Furry” riders (domesticated animals) will also be allowed for Knight drivers. A $400 security deposit is required, with $200 refundable.

Jones said most security deposits at other trucking companies are much higher, which makes it almost unfeasible to actually bring your pet with you.

“Knight is proud to operate a financially strong company, which allows us to back our promises to drivers with the best support in the industry, this includes allowing our drivers to take their pets on the road,” Jones said.

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