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 Aug 12, 2010

Marine highways get more funding

“Making better use of our rivers and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation –....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 11, 2010

Cyber war and you

“Cyberspace is actually … mundane. It’s the laptop you or your kid carries to school, the desktop computer at work. It’s a drab windowless building....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 06, 2010

Improving safety through wireless connections

“Tomorrow’s vehicles will one day be able to talk to each other to avoid accidents.” –Jim Vondale, director, Ford Automotive Safety Office Here’s a....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 05, 2010

Acquiring AFVs

“The financial decision weighs on whether or not the investment in the truck equipment will generate a higher return than alternative investments,....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 04, 2010

Video tool for preventing rollovers

“Cargo tank rollovers are among the most serious types of large truck crashes, often resulting in fatalities and serious highway infrastructure....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 03, 2010

The pilferage of pickups

“Pickups are a group to watch. Though in many cases it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a vehicle becomes a theft target, investigators tell us big....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 02, 2010

The “cognitive dissonance” of distraction

"Our brains aren't designed to perform two cognitively complex tasks at the same time, such as driving while having a cell phone conversation. The....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 29, 2010

Watching freight’s fundamentals

"The levels of uncertainty cited about prospects for both U.S. and global economies over the next year show that companies are still carefully....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 28, 2010

Tolls over taxes?

“Tolling is about giving people choices, which adds to its appeal. Historically toll roads have been constructed where there also are non-toll....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 27, 2010

Another HOS shoe drops

“Everyone has a role in the movement of freight. As partners in our transportation system let's draw on our commitment to doing what’s right and our....More

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