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 08, 2011

Make trucking hay while the rate sun shines

“We expect the ongoing capacity constraints and expected seasonal pickup in second quarter demand to produce a healthy spot market in upcoming weeks....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 07, 2011

Say hello to "autonomous vehicles"

In strictly technical terminology, they’re called “autonomous vehicles” or “AVs,” but of course in this reporter’s opinion, “robot trucks” seems to....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2011

Why are traffic deaths on the downswing?

“The decrease in traffic fatalities is a good sign.” –NHTSA Administrator David Strickland Yes, indeed, the nosedive in traffic fatalities over the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 05, 2011

Innovation just keeps on trucking

On the surface, at least, one didn’t see a lot of new iron revealed at the 2011 Mid America Trucking Show as in past years. Yet by digging a little....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 04, 2011

Meeting of the transportation minds

“Transport is intrinsic to societal activity, and one of its greatest enablers. But all too often transport is taken for granted societal demands on....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 30, 2011

A trip down to Mercer town

“We think there’s a misunderstanding about CSA out there in the law enforcement community that’s hurting the driver.” –Dale Corum, general manager,....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 29, 2011

Knights of the highway roll still …

“We’re not the ‘knights of the highway’ in the minds of people anymore, are we? Yet everything we’ve done as an industry over the last four decades....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 28, 2011

Appreciation and respect

“The number one and number two reasons for driver turnover are lack of appreciation and lack of respect. The upside with this is that it doesn’t cost....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 22, 2011

The real reasons for the driver shortage

“Bottom line: a driver is entrusted with a $140,000 tractor and trailer and often times well over a half million dollars worth of cargo, and then he’....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 18, 2011

A look at what’s new and different

Trade shows often offer a chance to see what new products and services are being readied for those working in the trucking business. And sometimes,....More

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