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 Mar 12, 2012

Of “valuation” and retention

"The business world is in the midst of a sea change. Successful organizations have learned that high performance and sustainable results....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 09, 2012

Speeding remains highway safety sticking point

“We need to bring the same level of federal and state energy to addressing speed that was brought to tackling seat belt use and drunk driving....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 08, 2012

Trade show trucks

It’s been a long week, working on the truck trade show circuit (though nothing NEARLY as tough as your typical day hauling freight on the....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 07, 2012

Alternatives abound

In my wanderings amidst the 2012 National Truck Equipment Assn.(NTEA) show this week, I’ve been struck by just how many alternative....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 06, 2012

Finding that elusive balance

  “Automakers continue to expand their footprint while weighing risks, from regulatory factors to fluctuating currencies, and are....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 05, 2012

Light vehicle trends no stranger to trucking

"Technologies like anti-lock braking and stability control were once seen as pioneering innovations and are now required or standard features....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 02, 2012

Boosting fleet manager visibility

“In the past, there’s been a need to ‘sell’ the value of the fleet internally due to the rise of outsourcing efforts....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 01, 2012

Rolling with natural gas

Got a chance to test drive some natural gas-fired trucks this week at a customer event hosted by Peterbilt Motors Co. at the Texas....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 28, 2012

Avoiding ‘global gridlock’ ... and beyond

“The cooperation needed between the automotive and telecommunications industries will be greater than ever as we prepare for and manage the....More

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