Gary Kicinski

Gary Kicinski

Managing Editor / Multiplatform

@gkicinski

In 1968, at the age of 11, I became a big baseball fan, as just about every Detroiter did, while the Tigers helped unite a racially torn city on its march to the World Championship. That summer I consumed every printed word I could find about baseball


Special Coverage, Business

ONE20 Charts Its Own Course for Expansion

Schenk, Barnett by Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — You may know ONE20 as the somewhat irreverent company that last year released TruckThat.com to provide a membership community for truck drivers to vent. Well, now it offers an electronic logging device. And its own energy drink. And, has its own trucking company. "We’re everywhere!” said ONE20 founder, president and CEO Christian Schenk, exaggerating only slightly.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
March 24, 2017
Special Coverage

Wabco Introduces Tails That Automatically Deploy, Retract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wabco introduced what it calls a breakthrough in the industry — the first aerodynamic trailer tail in the U.S. that features automatic deployment and retraction, and which can deliver greater than 4% in fuel savings.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
February 27, 2017
Business

Cartoon Caption Classic Winner Surprised by Her Success

Christen Whalen of Matson Logistics narrowly defeated Graham Gillespie of Active Exhaust Corp. to win the Transport Topics Cartoon Caption Classic.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
February 27, 2017
Business

Knight Transportation Heartened by Trucking Community's Support in Wake of Tragedy

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Knight Transportation is expressing appreciation for support from hundreds who have uploaded photos of trucks with their marker lights on and the hashtag #KnightLight as it copes with the loss of a Katy, Texas, employee killed in a workplace violence incident.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
May 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Video: Driver-Focused Website TruckThat.com Attracts a Crowd

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A team of executives formerly in the fleet service field is developing an online trucking community that intends to take action and find solutions for drivers’ hottest off-duty issues.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
April 3, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

For Hire on eBay: Trucker Driven by Passion for Service

Bill Hutson/eBay

The driver shortage issue may be a thorn to the trucking industry, but it puts drivers in a bit of a power position to make their services available to the highest bidder. One particular driver is doing that literally, advertising himself on the online auction site, eBay.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
September 18, 2015
Business

Truck Driver Receives Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Blackburn (center), Herndon (left) by John Sommers II for TT

Truck driver Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Kentucky, has been named one of 18 winners of the Carnegie Medal, awarded to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
July 7, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Truckers Earn Praise at MATS From Wreaths Across America

Karen, Rob Worcester by Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

Without volunteer truck drivers and their companies, Wreaths Across America's mission to “remember, honor, teach” and place wreaths on gravestones of fallen veterans each December would be impossible to accomplish.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
March 29, 2015
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Clinton Blackburn Named Goodyear's Highway Hero

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Kentucky, who is credited with saving the life of a jailer who was transporting a prisoner that escaped, was named Goodyear's 32nd Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 26.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
March 26, 2015
Special Coverage

Pauley's 'Reimagining Life' Message Hits Home with Trucker Spouses

Gary Kicinski

Jane Pauley's spouse isn't a trucker, but the longtime journalist and television personality certainly relates to many of the challenges that truckers and their spouses face.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
October 7, 2014

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