Sean Kilcarr

Senior Editor

Sean reports and comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry -- light and medium duty fleets up through over-the-road truckload, less-than-truckload, and private fleet operations Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

SmartTruck introduces “TopKit” trailer aerodynamic device package

DALLAS, TX. Trailer aerodynamic device manufacturer SmartTruck introduced its new “TopKit” system for dry-van and refrigerated trailers here at the Great American Truck Show this week.

Minimizer marks 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago Lorraine Kruckeberg backed her vehicle over a Rubbermaid trash can, inspiring her husband Dick Kruckeberg to invent heavy-duty truck fenders made from polyurethane and eventually other composite materials. Thus, Spray Control Systems, Inc., which now does business as Minimizer, was born.

Technology drives culture change for drivers

DALLAS, TX. A panel discussion here at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference examined some of the ways technology – including in-cab camera systems, performance scorecards and automated manual transmissions (AMTs) – is being used to “change” the truck driver culture to one focused on safer vehicle operation, greater fuel efficiency, and improved regulatory compliance.

Fast-fill CNG at Love's Dallas truck stop

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores recently opened its sixth "fast-fill" compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling island for heavy trucks at its Oak Cliff, TX, facility located right outside Dallas on I-20; technology that allows truck drivers to refuel

August 20, 2014: Cheers for trucking; money falls off armored truck; Starbucks coffee trucks

A guest column in Forbes penned by David Congdon, president and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Lines, illustrates the critical role trucking plays in driving U.S. economic growth.

Fuel prices continue to fall

Prices for diesel and gasoline continued to fall across much of the U.S. this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The national average retail pump price for diesel slipped 8/10ths of a penny to $3.835 per gallon, the agency reported, which is 6.5 cents per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2013.

Diesel prices declined in every region of the U.S. except California, where prices inched up 2/10ths of a penny to $4.086 per gallon.

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