Founder of Knichel Logistics, William “Bill” Knichel, is in need of a lifesaving kidney donation.

JOC Staff |

GIBSONIA, PA, May 20, 2019 – We are looking for a hero. The founder of Knichel Logistics, William “Bill” Knichel, is in need of a lifesaving kidney donation. He has been living with severe chronic kidney disease/failure for over the past four years. Due to the severity and progression of the illness, his recovery options are limited to receiving a kidney transplant within this year. Here are ways in which someone could help Bill:

You must be a generally healthy adult between the ages of 18-55 who would consider donating a kidney to either Bill directly or via the living donor share program. You cannot have had cancer in the last 3-4 years, nor have had a major disease to be a donor. Bill’s blood type is A+. Compatible blood types are A+, AB+, A-, O-, O+. To get more information, please visit You can also call 412-647-5800 to talk to a transplant coordinator. It is very important that you say you are interested in donating to “William (Bill) Knichel” as a direct donor or via the share program.

All expenses or lost work time will be reimbursed or covered by insurance. The process is usually 2-4 days in the hospital, and depending on the type of work you do, a 1-4-week home stay before you can return to work. You can live anywhere in the United States to participate in this lifesaving program.

If you would like to talk to Bill further about this, please do not hesitate to call him at the telephone number below. Thank you for your consideration.

Bill Knichel


William Knichel’s Career in the Transportation Industry:

After finishing up service with the military in 1972, I worked in construction and the restaurant and bar industry while continuing my education. In 1974, I was offered a sales position with the KCS Railroad. While at KCS, I trained in operations in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest and then moved back to NYC in a sales position until I was offered a position with the MKT Railroad. Within a year, I was transferred to Pittsburgh in 1980 along with a promotion to Sales Manager. As the company’s top salesperson, I was promoted again in 1982 to Regional Sales Manager overseeing 5 offices. In 1986, the MKT Railroad was bought by the Union Pacific Railroad and my new position was meant to be in Omaha, NE. As a single father of three, I turned the position down to remain in Pittsburgh with my family. I then accepted a position with National Piggyback in sales, and in 1996 was offered my own franchise office with a competitor. That was the true start of Knichel Logistics as it is known today. In 2006, I stepped aside after 32 years in the industry and promoted my daughter Kristy to CEO and President. I then gifted a portion of the business to my three children, who have guided the company through significant growth in the last 13 years. Currently, I retain the title of Chairman and provide guidance and consulting as well as acting as a good will ambassador.

About Knichel Logistics

Founded in 2003, 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.

Kristy Knichel

CEO/President, Knichel Logistics

5347 William Flynn Hwy, 2ndFloor Gibsonia PA 15044

Phone: 724-449-3300

Fax: 724-939-1065