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 Aug 18, 2010

It’s not the same old trailer anymore

“The old traditional trailer designs using different metals – i.e. aluminum in lieu of steel – and cutting corners to reduce weight have been....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 17, 2010

I take a stab at logistics

Memorial Day, May 31, 2010: Hot – blazing hot, actually. It’s so hot that despite drinking water and Gatorade nonstop for 10 hours, I haven’t....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 16, 2010

Counting carbon in transportation

“The sector as a whole needs to transform and realize the opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment and the business benefits to....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 13, 2010

“Ground control to Major CARB …”

“We can be a valuable resource to CARB in providing real world data on the impact of regulations.” –Patrick O'Connor, U.S. legislative counsel for....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 12, 2010

Marine highways get more funding

“Making better use of our rivers and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation –....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 11, 2010

Cyber war and you

“Cyberspace is actually … mundane. It’s the laptop you or your kid carries to school, the desktop computer at work. It’s a drab windowless building....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 06, 2010

Improving safety through wireless connections

“Tomorrow’s vehicles will one day be able to talk to each other to avoid accidents.” –Jim Vondale, director, Ford Automotive Safety Office Here’s a....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 05, 2010

Acquiring AFVs

“The financial decision weighs on whether or not the investment in the truck equipment will generate a higher return than alternative investments,....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 04, 2010

Video tool for preventing rollovers

“Cargo tank rollovers are among the most serious types of large truck crashes, often resulting in fatalities and serious highway infrastructure....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 03, 2010

The pilferage of pickups

“Pickups are a group to watch. Though in many cases it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a vehicle becomes a theft target, investigators tell us big....More

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