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 Mar 21, 2012

Freight in a good place … so far

Despite the obvious “headwinds” (as analysts like to say) created by $4 per gallon (and higher) diesel, freight volumes so far are....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 20, 2012

Fleet management by app

 “[Our survey] data shows that web-based fleet management services are well on their way to displacing traditional, stand-alone....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 19, 2012

The future of mobility … and freight

“[Our] study finds that young people don’t place as much importance on owning a car as previous generations and the urban population is....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 16, 2012

“Stewards of the kingdom”

Yes, it’s that time of year again – time for another discourse on Saint Patrick, his mission to Ireland in the 5thcentury, and truck....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 15, 2012

“I’ll take telematics with that truck”

I got an interesting report from global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan last week that predicts nearly half of all medium and heavy....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 14, 2012

Advice from the road

“I understand wanting to own your own truck, but do the math. Running to warehouses and dealing with dock personnel is most of the time....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 13, 2012

Fire it up!

Sometimes, when the going gets tough, there’s only one thing you can do: hammer down on the accelerator and punch on through! Not perhaps....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 12, 2012

Of “valuation” and retention

"The business world is in the midst of a sea change. Successful organizations have learned that high performance and sustainable results....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 09, 2012

Speeding remains highway safety sticking point

“We need to bring the same level of federal and state energy to addressing speed that was brought to tackling seat belt use and drunk driving....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 08, 2012

Trade show trucks

It’s been a long week, working on the truck trade show circuit (though nothing NEARLY as tough as your typical day hauling freight on the....More

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