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 Jun 06, 2012

“Stagnation” seen in global freight flows

Now, a caveat from the start: the global data collected and analyzed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 05, 2012

“Refinement” defines the new F-150

Considering that Ford Motor Co. completely overhauled its F-150 pickup truck line about a year and a half ago, it’s no surprise that only a....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 04, 2012

The “local squeeze” and trucking

It’s a familiar refrain by now concerning the steep drop in tax revenues suffered at the federal, state, and local levels of government in....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 01, 2012

Building the right truck

Martin Daum shared an interesting piece of insight this week about the truck making business during a special press/dealer event outside Washington....More
in Trucks at Work May 31, 2012

The Daum view

Got a chance to listen to Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), speak this week on a range of topics – from....More
in Trucks at Work May 29, 2012

The glint of chrome and steel

It’s hard to believe that the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is three decades old now – an event launched back during the....More
in Trucks at Work May 24, 2012

"The Keepers"

It’s not every day that a trucker gets to give a college commencement address and even though he’s a graduate of the University of....More
in Trucks at Work May 23, 2012

Injuries state-by-state and by the numbers

If you are a resident of the great state of New Mexico and get injured, “The Force” will DEFINITELY need to be with you, for the self-....More
in Trucks at Work May 22, 2012

Undertaking an energy “diet”

U.S. companies and consumers alike are seeking to slim down in terms of energy consumption these days, according to data gleaned from several....More
in Trucks at Work May 21, 2012

A super time at SuperRigs

For show truck junkies like me, Shell’s annual SuperRigs competition is an annual event not to be missed (work and travel schedule permitting....More

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