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 Sep 08, 2010

Grim outlook for North American truck OEMs

“ OEMs, and their suppliers, must focus like never before on whatever is necessary to customize low-cost products for emerging markets. The....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 07, 2010

The battery bottleneck

“Electric vehicle (EV) batteries need considerable improvement in terms of energy storage capacity, size, weight, and cost. the rapidly developing....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 03, 2010

A 60-mpg standard?

“Previous fuel economy standards have left huge consumer savings on the table. A 60 mile per gallon standard in 2025 will capture those enormous....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 02, 2010

Slightly brighter days for truck OEMs

“The 2011 truck is selling well ahead of our initial forecasts.” –Sumio Fukaya, Chairman of Hino Motors Manufacturing and President of Hino Motors....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 01, 2010

Growing gloom poses worry for freight

“Looking ahead for the job market, there does not seem to be much optimism.” –From a recent Harris Poll was conducted online in the U.S. in August....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 31, 2010

Contemplating rural connections

“Rural roads are critically important to the success of our industry.” –Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation In the last of three....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 30, 2010

Crash proof cars?

"We're evolving technologies to develop the capability where vehicles will be able to avoid crashes.” –John Capp, director for gobal active safety....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 27, 2010

The cost of crashes

“This study highlights the magnitude of the problem of crash-related injuries from a cost perspective, and the numbers are staggering.” –Dr. Grant....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 26, 2010

Examining SCR

“These are some pretty impressive numbers.” –Ralph Stockmayer, manager of sustainability, Penske Truck Leasing I had the chance to sit in on a....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 25, 2010

The equipment side of CSA 2010

“We’re not sure of all the fleets out there – especially the 10 to 20 truck operators – fully understand the equipment implications of the new CSA....More

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