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 21, 2010

Hours of safety

“What these numbers are telling us is that we’re seeing the safety performance intended by the current hours of service rules.” –Rebecca Brewster,....More
in Trucks at Work May 20, 2010

The worth of work

“There’s nothing wrong with hard work or a dirty job. I can’t tell you how many millionaires I’ve met who are covered in crap.” –Mike Rowe, host of....More
in Trucks at Work May 19, 2010

Digital humans and trucking

"This software is a new experience – you can get feedback. You can see body strength in real time. You can see fatigue. When you have that ability to....More
in Trucks at Work May 18, 2010

Megacities, transportation, and you

“Megacities will strive toward creating a sustainable environment by investing in innovative smart city concepts that foster green technologies and....More
in Trucks at Work May 17, 2010

Shaky or strengthening?

“With a third-straight quarter of growth, it’s clear America’s economy is turning around.” –U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke The number might be....More
in Trucks at Work May 14, 2010

If you’re caught sleeping on the job …

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you....More
in Trucks at Work May 13, 2010

Taxing fuel

“The President has consistently opposed raising the gas tax.” –Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, during the question and answer session following....More
in Trucks at Work May 12, 2010

A “watershed” truck safety moment

“We hope this is a watershed moment because we’re so often fighting the trucking industry. We’ve never done what we’re doing tonight.” –Jeff Burns, a....More
in Trucks at Work May 11, 2010

Software piracy and you

"Software theft exceeded $51 billion in commercial value in 2009. The public and private sectors need to join forces to more effectively combat an....More
in Trucks at Work May 07, 2010

Saved by small business?

“Our study found that small business owners are eager to lead the charge out of the country’s protracted recession – with almost three-quarters (72....More

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