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 09, 2012

A vision of vehicle connectivity

Almost every automaker (and truck maker for that matter) out there is deploying a wide range of “vehicle connectivity” technology for....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2012

The drive for fuel economy

  It’s no secret that better fuel economy is being demanded across all classes of trucks these days – and not just because of....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 05, 2012

A dearth of “fresh thinking”?

Here’s a weird one: according to a recent poll of 1,400 chief financial officers (CFOs) randomly chosen from a representative sample of U.S....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 04, 2012

Smaller … yet more powerful

Compact and sub-compact cars – obviously! – have very little in common with medium- and heavy-duty trucks. At least, that used to be....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 02, 2012

“Takumis” for trucking

In Japanese, the word “takumi” means “artisan” or “master craftsman” and is often applied to those who....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 30, 2012

The driver matters … go figure!

It’s decidedly humorous, in a way, the sudden fuss being made over the dearth of good driving skills in this country – except, of....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 29, 2012

Business confidence could boost freight

There’s been a surprisingly strong uptick in confidence among U.S. manufacturing executives of late, if the results of a survey conducted by....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 28, 2012

The reasoning behind the regulations

A lot of folks in the trucking business are upset with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over any number of things –....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 26, 2012

Taking a spin in a T-680

So I got a chance to ride shotgun in Kenworth Truck Co.’s new T-680 highway tractor last week during the 2012 Mid America Trucking....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 23, 2012

Reimagining the highway tractor

So I had a chance to chat with Justin Yee, manager of vehicle concepts for Daimler Trucks North America(DTNA) here at the 2012 Mid America Trucking....More

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