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 May 11, 2012

Highway fatality spike sparks buzz of worry

Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Counci lindicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first three months of this....More
in Trucks at Work May 08, 2012

Seeing, driving, believing

OEM-sponsored ride and drives, in my opinion, serve a valuable (and yes, let’s admit it, extremely fun) purpose in the trucking business:....More
in Trucks at Work May 04, 2012

Figuring out customer needs

“One year ago, people were looking for financial stability in companies they were purchasing from because of all of the business closings....More
in Trucks at Work May 03, 2012

Shorepower stipend slipping away soon

Maybe you’ve heard about the $22 million federally-funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) and maybe you haven’t....More
in Trucks at Work May 02, 2012

Manufacturing confidence bodes well for freight

“Optimism regarding the U.S. economy among U.S. industrial manufacturers improved markedly during the first quarter of 2012, while views of....More
in Trucks at Work May 01, 2012

Sizing up the situation

“While global economic conditions are more stable than [during] the depths of the European sovereign debt crisis late last year, underlying....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2012

Up the costs of driving go

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock for the last decade, you know that the sticker price for the basic Class 8 rig has....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 26, 2012

Different angles on traffic issues

I write a great in this space about behavior behind the wheel and the impact of distracted driving on highway safety, but sometimes interesting new....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 25, 2012

Hitting the brakes

As I noted in a story last week, there’s some significant pullback developing in terms of truck orders as many fleets seem to be hitting the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 24, 2012

Danger – and death – in the highway work zone

It’s a cringe-worthy factoid if there ever was one: according to a recent survey of 400 highway contractors by the Associated General....More

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