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 Localbusiness.com 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.