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

Oct 28, 2010

The forgotten fuel economy factor

“The two main issues with fuel economy are idle time and how you drive the truck. Those are management issues, not engine design issues.” –Tom....More
Oct 27, 2010

Making fleets more efficient

One of the larger questions being asked as the debate over government-proposed heavy truck fuel economy mandates gets rolling deals with overall....More
Oct 26, 2010

Tools for the truck driver

“Drivers can visually preview their trip on-screen, get a mental image of where they’re going, and then use the audio directions to navigate them in....More
Oct 25, 2010

Improving the truck efficiency blueprint

“We believe we can avoid any major cost increases to meet the standards until 2017. But then we’re going to need new systems like waste heat recovery....More
Oct 22, 2010

Dealing with DEF

Truck makers relying on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to get their vehicles into compliance with 2010 emission rules are finding out....More
Oct 21, 2010

The cost of emissions

I just recently listened to an interesting presentation by Tom Marangon, managing director of Baumot UK, which makes diesel particulate filters (DPF....More
Oct 20, 2010

A liquefied methane/diesel cocktail, anyone?

“We’ve chosen a route whereby we combine the diesel engine’s superior efficiency rating with the benefits of liquefied methane gas, resulting in a....More
Oct 19, 2010

Europe offers driver recognition lesson

“This competition puts the spotlight on drivers, celebrates their professional skills and highlights their contributions to society. In this way, we....More
Oct 18, 2010

Nothing to hide ...

“By integrating data from our company's SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems into Iteris' SafetyDirect and lane-departure warning systems, it'....More
Oct 15, 2010

Steady as she goes … for now

“Though freight volumes backed off from the torrid pace we saw in June, demand remained steady across all segments.” –Kirk Thompson, president and....More

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