BlueGrace Logistics Awards New Franchise, BlueGrace Pittsburgh North, to Knichel Logistics

Gibsonia, June 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueGrace Logistics is excited to announce its newest franchise, BlueGrace Pittsburgh North, to Knichel Logistics. Knichel Logistics will expand its capabilities through the purchase of the new BlueGrace Pittsburgh North franchise. Knichel Logistics will continue to serve its existing clients but offer robust LTL services, industry leading technology and best in class carrier partnerships utilizing their new franchise.

“It is extremely exciting to be part of the Blue Grace family as an LTL franchise,” said Kristy Knichel, CEO/President. “We are always looking for new ways and partnerships to increase the service offerings and value that we can offer our customers and operating as a Blue Grace LTL franchise will allow us to do exactly that.”

BlueGrace Pittsburgh North operations will be performed at Knichel Logistics headquarters along with it existing personnel handling the day-to-day operations, pricing and customer service.

“Adding a proven player in the logistics industry to our franchise ranks is something we are very proud of and excited about. They will strongly represent our brand. We will provide them with the additional logistics capabilities, support and brand recognition to create a true power house LTL franchise,” says Adam Blankenship, Executive Vice President of BlueGrace Logistics.

About BlueGrace Logistics

Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers across the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago. The company is known as a “hyper-growth” company with more than 400% growth since inception. BlueGrace Logistics launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 60 franchisees in 62 locations across the U.S. The company offers freight services such as Less Than Truckload (LTL), Truckload Services (TL), International and Domestic Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Supply Chain Management, State-of-the-Art Technology; Service Desk Support, and Auditing Services. For more information, visit

About Knichel Logistics

Founded in 2003, Knichel Logistics is a fully staffed, federally licensed third party logistics provider located just north of Pittsburgh, PA. Knichel Logistics specializes in a wide variety of transportation services across North America including intermodal, over the road, less than truckload, international, port drayage, warehousing, expedited, small package & courier services and specialty equipment. The company has experienced significant growth starting at $2M in annual revenues at its inception to over $50M forecasted in 2015. Knichel Logistics was founded by William Knichel in 2003 after working in both the railroad and third party logistics industries for nearly 30 years. His wealth of experience made him a firm believer in the importance of a customer-focused business. William’s daughter Kristy took over as president in 2007 and is equally committed to building and maintaining long-term relationships with customers and carriers. For more information, visit


Jon Krystek,, COO for Knichel Logistics Natalie Lane,, Director of Marketing for BlueGrace Logistics Headquarters

Source: BlueGrace Logistics