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

Mar 10, 2011

The bears are back, so we could be in trouble

“The ongoing struggle to maintain growth in a slowly recovering economy, coupled with a host of new challenges and issues, has resulted in the....More
Mar 09, 2011

Music forged from trucking’s soul

“I’m runnin’ coast to coast out on the Interstate ... hauling heavy loads that just can’t be late … but there’s no doubt about it, there’s no place I....More
Mar 08, 2011

Mileage fees vs. fuel taxes

“For mileage fee program designers, study findings imply that they should carefully consider both current and future urban form patterns when....More
Mar 07, 2011

In a split second

“What counts in trucking is what happens today.” –Ralph Garcia, veteran driver for ABF Freight System My dad always summed up his experience back in....More
Mar 04, 2011

Leveraging “logical logistics”

“My belief is that implementing technology for technology’s sake is a fool’s game in this business. What are critical are the people and processes....More
Mar 03, 2011

The numbers look good, but will they stay that way?

“New orders are growing significantly faster than inventories, and the Customers’ Inventories Index indicates supply chain inventories will require....More
Feb 28, 2011

Where we go from here

“Panelists do remain confident about the expansion’s durability, but are concerned about high levels of government deficits and debt, excessive....More
Feb 25, 2011

The highway infrastructure debate

“We need to solve the problem of improving our transportation system. Highway congestion is hurting our economy – to the tune of an estimated 4....More
Feb 24, 2011

Confidence is rising, despite oil shock

“The findings from our latest Business Barometer show that companies are turning a corner in their hiring and investment plans amidst renewed....More
Feb 23, 2011

A view of the oil trader’s world

“We don't take unnecessary risks. We're not speculators on absolute price movements. It may surprise some of you to learn that we actually prefer....More

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