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


March 29th, 2022

Nine Effective Ways To Showcase Your Personality On LinkedIn

When you're looking to impress potential employers and business peers, it can be difficult to show off your personality on the limited pages of a resume or job application. Thankfully, LinkedIn provides a great opportunity to get more personal with your network.

March 18th, 2022

Want Deeper Client Relationships? Try These Top Strategies

The relationship between you and your clients shouldn’t be solely focused on business transactions. Deeper client relationships start with a willingness to get to know your customers on a personal level rather than as a number on your invoice.

March 16th, 2022

Hiring An Executive Assistant? Eight Must-Have Traits To Look For

With so many duties to juggle and schedules to maintain, executives simply can’t do it all themselves. To remedy this, many companies will hire executive assistants to help. 

March 11th, 2022

Interested In Franchising? Seven Industries To Check In To

For entrepreneurs who want a leg up when starting a business, consider becoming a franchisee of an already successful company. This path ensures a built-in customer base, brand recognition and support from a parent company—benefits you might not get if you started a business from scratch.


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