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.

DeFazio: Transportation requires a “change of mindset”

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) believes that, from a policy perspective at least, a long-term surface transportation bill can be crafted by the current Congress. The major roadblock to such a bill, however, remains how to pay for it.

GM adds new twists to truck, van, and SUV models

General Motors is rolling out a few new twists for some of its truck, van, and sport utility vehicle (SUV) models this month, including a new "GearOn" package for its new midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup line. All photos courtesy of GM.

Turning the next corners at Ford

Ford Motor Co. is rounding a few new corners this month: introducing a new snow plow package for its revamped 2015 model F-150 pickup, retraining workers to buid the 2015 model F-150's all-aluminum body, even introducing a new police interceptor sport utility vehicle (SUV) package. All photos courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

OEMs not giving up on electric vehicles

Despite a nearly 10-month decline in U.S. fuel prices – though that’s changed of late – and typically higher sticker prices when compared to their petroleum-powered brethren, automakers are not giving up on all-electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

Groups lay out transportation agenda items for 2015

A variety of groups, from unions to safety-themed organizations, laid out their transportation agendas for the rest of the year – especially where highway funding and electronic logging devices (ELDs) are concerned.

TMC panels offer advice for fleet sustainability strategies

The challenges and opportunities afforded by implementing “green” fleet strategies were addressed in several technician sessions at the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting held this week in Nashville, TN—with several speakers indicating that “going green” is may become almost unavoidable down the road in trucking.

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