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 Dec 02, 2009

Awaiting the Volt

“I don’t think people realize how interlocking the process is and how many tradeoffs are necessary. Designing a great car is about fulfilling cost,....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 01, 2009

Untangling data

“But CEOs do not just want more data. They want better data. Specifically, this means more forward-looking information, which includes both financial....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 30, 2009

Retooling transportation policy

“The existing federal transportation funding structure often acts as an impediment to our future. We need to turn it around and make it into an....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 25, 2009

Rise of “non-user” highway funds

“Our nation’s highway system benefits all Americans, even those who are not drivers. However, in recent years, user revenues are paying for a smaller....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 20, 2009

Weighty matters in Maine

“This research quantifies how the mutual goals of resource conservation and emission reductions could be advanced by allowing Maine to apply state....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 19, 2009

What counts as “distraction,” anyways?

“Many states and localities have laws specifically prohibiting activities such as using a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. In....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 18, 2009

The basics never go out of style

“When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy.” –Warren E. Buffett, chairman, Berkshire Hathaway It’s been a rough year – one of the....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 17, 2009

Reforming trade

“I want everyone … to know that the United States is one of the most open economies in the world, and that’s not going to change. Our borders will....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 16, 2009

Trucking’s “integration” role

“Trucking is not necessarily a competing type of transportation in many cases but a part of a transportation network that helps to make commerce work....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 13, 2009

Tales of the trucking cat

“Ptolemy was an amazing cat. Terri and I estimate he had an understanding vocabulary of over 300 words. And we would both swear he knew our names and....More

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