Knight Transportation names CFO David A. Jackson as president, Kevin Quast as Exec. VP and COO; Knight also declares quarterly dividend of US$0.06/share to be paid March 25

PHOENIX , February 9, 2011 () – Trucking operator Knight Transportation announces executive changes, quarterly dividend

Trucking operator Knight Transportation Inc. announced Thursday that its chief financial officer would add the title of president.

David A. Jackson has been CFO since January 2004 and also has been treasurer and secretary.

The company also named Kevin Quast executive vice president and chief operations officer. He was most recently business unit leader for the Southeast.

James E. Updike Jr. was appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing; he has been vice president of sales and general manager at Knight Refrigerated. Adam Miller, a controller in the same unit, was named senior vice president of accounting and finance.

Separately, Knight declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share. The company said it will be paid March 25 to shareholders as of March 4.

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