Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially-decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary.
Instead of the widely recognized red and charcoal gray trucks that Knight Transportation and Knight Refrigerated use, each of the anniversary trucks features a silver finish with a special decal incorporating Knight’s logo.
Knight began operation in July 1990 with a handful of trucks and has grown to approximately 4,800 tractors and revenues of more than $1 billion. Knight operates approximately 1,800 Volvo models in its fleet.
“With this being our silver anniversary, we wanted drivers to participate in the celebration with special trucks,” said Dave Williams, Knight’s vice president of equipment.
He said the Volvo VNL models were a natural choice to mark the occasion because of Volvo’s long-standing relationship with Knight, dating back to 1996.
The Volvo VNL 670 is the company’s best-selling truck and features a 61-inch tall sleeper and is available with the Volvo D13 or D16 engine, or the Cummins ISX15. The Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission is standard.
Knight assigned the anniversary trucks to terminals throughout the U.S. The first two special edition trucks were displayed earlier this year at a celebration for associates and their families at corporate headquarters in Phoenix.