Sean Kilcarr

Senior Editor, Penton Media 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

Posts by Sean Kilcarr

in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2016

Burly Man + Burly Truck = Burly Stunt

It’s another instant video marketing classic from Volvo Trucks; putting one of the strongest men on Earth behind the wheel of a tractor and....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 12, 2016

Dealerships, they are a changin’ …

One of the many mantras I’ve heard spoken by truck dealers large and small is that anyone can sell a truck in this industry one time. Selling....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 11, 2016

Focusing on work zone fatalities

Today marks the start of the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, an event sponsored jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 08, 2016

Dealing with distracted walking

Sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it? “Distracted walking.” Like who doesn’t let their mind wander off while walking down....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2016

Connecting vehicles to … well, everything

Think on this for a minute: the self-driving vehicles we all keep hearing about, well, they need to be connected to each other as well as the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 04, 2016

Financial security and the driver shortage

So I dropped in for a visit with Mercer Transportation last week while in Louisville, KY, attending the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show, to talk shop....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 01, 2016

When the Secretary of the Army comes to visit …

It’s not every day that the Secretary of the U.S. Army stops in to visit a truck show – especially when such a visit involves a squad of....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 28, 2016

Drones: Now inspecting bridges and roadways near you

Unmanned aerial vehicles – known more commonly as “drones” or simply “UAVs” – are increasingly being deployed by....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 24, 2016

Of motor vehicles and human emotion

As we all know, cars and trucks are merely things. Even if one day they can operate themselves, they will never be able to replicate true human....More

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