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 Oct 05, 2011

Survey finds painful paradox hindering EV acceptance

“The paradox here is that current technology targeted at the mass market can usually accomplish a range of 100 miles between charges, which is twice....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 04, 2011

Less to fear from deer this year

“Urban sprawl means suburbia and deer habitat intersect in many parts of the country, if you're driving in areas where deer are prevalent, the....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 03, 2011

Video seeks to unify heavy truck support

“The concept here is to help unify shipper and carrier support for heavier trucks; to explain the advantages for both groups so we push this the last....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 30, 2011

Aiming to gain sustainability savings

“We are seeing a shift in culture small and medium-sized enterprises are looking past survival and recognizing that successful sustainability....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 27, 2011

Down in the dumps

“As many questions swirl about a double dip recession, a large majority of Americans do not even think we’ve come out of the first recession.” –The....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 26, 2011

Going regional to “stop the madness”

“Let's use the current crisis to signal an end to 20 years of madness in sourcing strategies. Single sourcing is dangerous. That much is obvious. And....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 23, 2011

If manufacturing grows, so could freight …

“Today, we’re seeing that despite an increasing set of cost challenges, manufacturers are realigning their business models to prioritize top-line....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 22, 2011

Stay clean, since you’re widely seen

“Keeping your fleet equipment clean is a very important part of a company’s maintenance program – both for longevity of the equipment and brand image....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 21, 2011

The “all of the above” approach to energy policy

“I’m a strong believer in an ‘all of the above’ approach … and I believe our policies should reflect five primary goals, many of which favor....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 20, 2011

“Family owned” still works

"This study clearly shows that the long-term perspective, value-based decision making and independence from the capital market give family-owned....More

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