Knight Transportation raises Q1 EPS view to 22c-23c from 19c-21c Consensus 20c. Knight Transportation CEO Kevin Knight said: ''There are several factors that contributed to our expectation of improved results for the first quarter of 2014. During the quarter we experienced greater demand for our capacity. This resulted in year over year improvement in revenue per tractor and growth in our brokerage business. We have also seen strength in the used equipment marketplace, which is resulting in better than expected gain on sale of tractors and trailers. As the trucking environment remains strong we continue to focus on improving production, growing our non-asset based businesses, recruiting and developing driving associates, providing industry-leading service, and intensifying our cost control efforts.''