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Former Randall-Reilly editor Max Kvidera dies in accident

| July 18, 2012

The trucking industry is mourning the death of longtime trucking/business journalist Max Kvidera. The former Randall-Reilly editor died Sunday, July 15, after a fall at his Kirkland, Wash., home, according to a Washington state public relations firm where he previously worked.

Kvidera was a senior editor with Randall-Reilly’s Overdrive and Truckers News magazines from March of 2008 until March of this year.

“Max’s extensive experience in trucking and business journalism was invaluable to Overdrive and Truckers News during the time he worked with us,” said Max Heine, Overdrive editorial director. “Our condolences go out to his family.”

Prior to joining Randall-Reilly, Kvidera worked from 2002-2008 for SiefkesPetit Communications, a public relations firm with several large trucking clients. He also worked for Puget Sound Publishing and as a writer.

Kvidera had most recently been doing project work for SiefkesPetit and reportedly had just joined LandLine magazine as a contributing editor.

“Max was a true pro at his craft, but even more, a pure soul with a heart of gold. He was the best,” reads a statement about Kvidera on SiefkesPetit’s TruckPR Media Resources website.

Kvidera was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1967 until 1974. He also was an avid runner. He is survived by his wife Pamela and son, Alex. Family has not announced funeral or memorial services at this time.

  • Allen Smith

    Donna and I were deeply saddened to hear this news. Max was a guest on our radio show a few times with Todd Dills. He was a genuine person who possessed a lot of knowledge and concern for the industry. He will be missed.

  • Linda Caffee

    We are so sorry to hear this news. We had a lot of respect for Max and his writing. Our condolences to his family strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.