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 Oct 21, 2009

Cargo theft and trucking

“We spend millions on research and development, scientist salaries, manufacturing, background checks, and the latest in high-tech facility security....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 20, 2009

Biofuel breakthrough?

“Our customer is every municipality that has a wastewater treatment plant. It will provide a value-added product for municipal waste water plants,....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 19, 2009

Cell phone bans and safer driving

"What's clear from surveys, despite some variability in their findings, is that bans on hand-held phoning while driving can have big, long-term....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 16, 2009

Are we getting there?

“The continued rise of the freight transportation service index is evidence that America is moving towards economic recovery.” –Transportation....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 15, 2009

Contracts for emission reductions?

“This approach will reduce emissions without imposing crippling new costs that will hurt construction firms and their workers.” –Stephen Sandherr,....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 14, 2009

Exploring energy & environmental options

“We can see that what we’re doing is good for the environment, and also that it leads to better production economy for us.” –Anders Olausson, plant....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 13, 2009

Accident prevention … from space?

“A satellite orbiting the earth could someday prevent an auto accident.” –Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, chief technical officer and vice president, of....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 12, 2009

Of carbon, energy, and the economy

“We've also got to fundamentally rethink the way we build and produce goods in this country.” –Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce If you don’t....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 09, 2009

Good news about cash flow

“While there is more accounts receivable stress than a year ago, our data suggests that confidence in sales may be starting to return. The increasing....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 08, 2009

Revitalizing diesel

“Do you think that the future of propulsion lies in the modification of the internal combustion engine? I think, at least for the long term, are....More

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