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 Feb 03, 2010

Refining ethanol from waste

“Enzyme technology is ready for market. What we need now is commercialization and deployment of advanced biofuels in order to help meet our country’s....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 02, 2010

Weaving a “spider’s web”

“We have meticulously designed a trucking network referred to as the ‘Spider Web,’ which targets specific traffic lanes based on the pricing and....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 01, 2010

Pondering trucks across the pond

“When using the driver support system, improvements in fuel consumption of up to 10% were noted immediately. Variations in fuel consumption were also....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 29, 2010

Cell phone and texting bans may equal squat

“The laws aren't reducing crashes, even though we know that such laws have reduced hand-held phone use." –Adrian Lund, president of both the....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 28, 2010

A lot of money, a lot of research

“We are committed to making strides to revitalize the American auto industry and supporting the development of clean energy vehicles. This is an....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 27, 2010

Green … but sustainable?

“Our commitment to working with companies that develop zero-emission trucks is another important strategy in our plan to grow Los Angeles green by....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 26, 2010

Banning trucker texting

“We want to make it crystal clear to operators and their employers that texting while driving is the type of unsafe activity that these regulations....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 25, 2010

Gauging EV potential

“Targeted government policies can build the U.S. electric drive industry and get more vehicles on the road that will reduce our dependence on oil,....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 22, 2010

Completing a mission of mercy

“The airport is in bad condition but things are organized and extremely busy.” –Dave Thompson, president and CEO, TEC Equipment As I detailed in this....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 21, 2010

Framework for HOS reform

“Whatever decision is made with the rules, please keep them in place! Constantly changing the rules creates challenges with consistency and....More

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