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 May 01, 2012

Sizing up the situation

“While global economic conditions are more stable than [during] the depths of the European sovereign debt crisis late last year, underlying....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2012

Up the costs of driving go

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock for the last decade, you know that the sticker price for the basic Class 8 rig has....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 26, 2012

Different angles on traffic issues

I write a great in this space about behavior behind the wheel and the impact of distracted driving on highway safety, but sometimes interesting new....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 25, 2012

Hitting the brakes

As I noted in a story last week, there’s some significant pullback developing in terms of truck orders as many fleets seem to be hitting the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 24, 2012

Danger – and death – in the highway work zone

It’s a cringe-worthy factoid if there ever was one: according to a recent survey of 400 highway contractors by the Associated General....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 23, 2012

Baking hybrids in the heat

A new – and HOT! – phase in a long-term hybrid vehicle test project partnership between Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Department....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 20, 2012

A boot made for driving

If you haven’t seen or heard about it before, let me introduce you to the 13-foot high, 20-foot long vehicle known as the Bootmobile –....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 19, 2012

Steam cleaning for trucks?

It’s a little weird if you ask me, this truck wash concept whereby steam – and steam alone – is used to  rid a big rig of....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 18, 2012

A global economy on eggshells

“For the past six months we’ve been on a rollercoaster ride. Our baseline is that growth is going to be slow in advanced economies;....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 17, 2012

The “Smart Grid” and EVs, oh my!

One of the biggest challenges facing the effort to electrify transportation in the U.S. is how to recharge all-electric trucks and buses without....More

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