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 Jan 18, 2011

Verifying a fuel efficiency breakthrough

“We expect the efficiencies to continue to climb as modifications are made and new simulations are conducted.” –Sal Scuderi, president of Scuderi....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 14, 2011

Driveline 101

“Drivelines are at once very simple yet very complex components. They are very important in terms of vehicle reliability. It’s one of those....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 13, 2011

The reputation ripple effect

“Last year was remarkable for its series of public gaffes made by CEOs and other leaders that shattered organizations, share price, job tenure,....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 12, 2011

Fuel-sipping freight equipment

“Because the world is not standing still; we all need to embrace change, not shy away from it. We all need to raise our game, because the game is....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 11, 2011

Some thoughts on leasing

“Leasing reduces the cost impact for acquisition because typically leasing does not require a down payment and because costs are spread over the life....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 10, 2011

It costs more … that’s why

“One point to consider, though, is the economy: it's possible that, in economic hard times, environmental enthusiasm wanes as people face tougher....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 07, 2011

The value deficit

“I can tell you for many years the shipping community has not really given damn, quite frankly, about safety. That’s the reality of it; and it....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 06, 2011

Confidence starting to percolate

“When asked about future prospects for the economy, 58% of CEOS in our fourth quarter survey expected improvement during the year ahead compared with....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 05, 2011

Looking at leadership

“The consequences of executives’ actions have impact that reaches far beyond themselves. In fact, these consequences can impact other people,....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 04, 2011

Kickin’ off in high gear

“My earliest memories were of being on the interstates and seeing all the ‘golden era’ big rigs on the road. The trucks were so unique. Each one was....More

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