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 Jun 24, 2010

Mixing hydrogen with combustion

“I’m asked all the time if installing a hydrogen fuel system on a family car or truck is going to result in a ‘Hindenburg outcome.’ Rather than tell....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 23, 2010

Unsurprised by incivility

“Our research provides hard evidence that constituents and consumers alike are fed up with the polarization of our political system and the uncivil....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 21, 2010

Qualifying on quality

“Domestic automakers have made impressive strides in steadily improving vehicle quality, particularly since 2007.” –David Sargent, vice president of....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 18, 2010

The business case for glamour

“I get a lot of work simply because people remember these trucks.” –Jerry Beaudoin, owner of Soil Recovery Systems (SRS), Southington, CT On the....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 17, 2010

Light duty drive impressions

“We’re putting a lot of effort into our full size pickup trucks; we’re not wavering in our commitment to the full size market.” –Tony Truelove,....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 11, 2010

Sizing up ‘SuperRigs’

“I’ve never been in the Shell SuperRigs contest before and I always wanted to see if I could make it into the calendar – and I figured if I never go....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 10, 2010

A very commanding vehicle

“I tell you what – this truck makes some very wide turns.” –Charlie Lester, driver of the Maryland State Police incident command vehicle It’s a one-....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 08, 2010

The engineer’s view

“In the end, all that matters is the customer’s perception.” – Brent Deep, development engineer for full size heavy-duty pickups at General Motors....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 07, 2010

Riding and driving

So I’m on the road for the next couple of days testing out the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck models from General Motors,....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 04, 2010

The reality behind the ice road

“It’s a road with a lot of challenges and it takes only two seconds of inattention to get into serious trouble. But we have drivers here that spent....More

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