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 10, 2011

The rising cost of healthcare

“In what continues to be an uncertain economic environment, organizations cannot afford health care costs growing at 7% each year. While health care....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 07, 2011

Easy does it … and how

So I spent some time about a week or so ago tooling around in one of Caterpillar’s new vocational trucks, the CT660, which in my case sported a dump....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 06, 2011

What gets adored … and what doesn’t

“A typical working day in Chengdu means getting up at 6:30 am, catching a bus for the 30-minute ride to the factory at 7:10 am and attending a....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 05, 2011

Survey finds painful paradox hindering EV acceptance

“The paradox here is that current technology targeted at the mass market can usually accomplish a range of 100 miles between charges, which is twice....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 04, 2011

Less to fear from deer this year

“Urban sprawl means suburbia and deer habitat intersect in many parts of the country, if you're driving in areas where deer are prevalent, the....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 03, 2011

Video seeks to unify heavy truck support

“The concept here is to help unify shipper and carrier support for heavier trucks; to explain the advantages for both groups so we push this the last....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 30, 2011

Aiming to gain sustainability savings

“We are seeing a shift in culture small and medium-sized enterprises are looking past survival and recognizing that successful sustainability....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 27, 2011

Down in the dumps

“As many questions swirl about a double dip recession, a large majority of Americans do not even think we’ve come out of the first recession.” –The....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 26, 2011

Going regional to “stop the madness”

“Let's use the current crisis to signal an end to 20 years of madness in sourcing strategies. Single sourcing is dangerous. That much is obvious. And....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 23, 2011

If manufacturing grows, so could freight …

“Today, we’re seeing that despite an increasing set of cost challenges, manufacturers are realigning their business models to prioritize top-line....More

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