Kristy Knichel

Member Since 2015

Kristy Knichel


Knichel Logistics

Pittsburgh Area

A lifelong Pittsburgh native, Kristy is a second-generation logistics executive. As president, Kristy has been the driving force behind her company’s yearly growth and reputation as one of the top service providers within the IMC (intermodal marketing company) community, along with its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Woman Owned Small Business. Kristy’s recent honors include receiving the Business Women First Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times, the inaugural Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award from Women in Trucking, and the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards by Enterprising Women magazine. She is actively involved with organizations such as IANA, TIA, the Pittsburgh Traffic Club, and has been a mentor to other women entrepreneurs via the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Mentoring Monday events. She is also involved with the Positive Athlete program as an annual scholarship sponsor.


  • Executive Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Networking


January 10th, 2022

13 Essential Traits of Great Managers: Do You Have What It Takes?

Are there specific traits of great managers, personal qualities that are crucial to success in any managerial role? It seems that there are, and while some of these traits are innate, others can be learned. In this article, 13 professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council list a few of the most vital traits you should possess if you want to thrive in a managerial position.

December 21st, 2021

Eight Smart Steps To Take In January To Ensure Your Next Performance Review Is A Success

As a professional, there are dozens of goals you may have, such as getting a raise, snagging a promotion or simply wanting to be recognized for your hard work. Annual performance reviews are an excellent time to discuss your goals with your manager to make sure you are heading in the right direction with your company.

December 21st, 2021

8 Ways to Invest in Employee Training and Boost Retention

Investing in employee training and development is a great retention tool to ensure continued growth within your company.

December 9th, 2021

How to Retain That 'Small Business' Feel as Your Company Grows

Some of the best parts about having a small business are the benefits that it brings to employees: more equity, a hand in the decision-making process and smaller teams, just to name a few. Although the successful growth of your business is something to celebrate, day-one employees may eventually come to miss the small business feeling that they signed on for.


Knichel Logistics

Knichel Logistics is a woman owned and operated, non asset based third-party logistics provider located just north of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to being a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Knichel Logistics is a family run business that specializes in intermodal, less than truckload, full truckload, and specialty services. With a veteran staff and a customer driven mindset, we strive to be solution providers by understanding the complexities of our customers’ business. Rather than merely shipping your freight, we will work to be a partner that understands your business and transportation needs and will work with you to offer cost-effective solutions, while always providing best in class customer service. Knichel has been able to achieve best in class service by having a veteran operations and customer service staff that have been with Knichel, on average, for over 8 years. By treating our employees as our most valuable assets, we can truly claim that we have the best customer service in the industry.


  • Transportation
  • Freight Service
  • Railroad