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 15, 2009

Joining forces for freight

“America’s freight transportation system is in dire need of increased and sustained investment. Without a strong commitment from Congress in the....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 14, 2009

“Brake safety week” is here

“We continue to see brakes as the most significant problem in the enforcement data, representing more than half of all out-of-service violations.” –....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 11, 2009

Day of days

“The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 10, 2009

Forging ahead, despite setbacks

“Our commitment to generate positive results for our shareholders during these challenging economic times.” –Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar’s chairman,....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 09, 2009

Cagey playing of engine cards

“Developing the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine was an awesome endeavor.” –Adam Gryglak, lead diesel engine manager, Ford....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 08, 2009

Uphill battle for small business

“For too long, American businesses—particularly small- and medium-sized businesses—have been fighting against systemic imbalances that make it tough....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 03, 2009

The CARB impact on truck specs

“This question is really more about the strategies a fleet operation must employ to meet regulations in effect at acquisition time, as well as....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 02, 2009

Fixing transportation … with tolls?

“It's time to realize we aren't going to find a free fix.” –Paul Yarossi, president of HNTB Holdings Ltd A new survey by architecture and engineering....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 01, 2009

Beware cannibalization

“The question on long term strategy is not if it is successful, but if you are still alive.” –Ron de Jonge A “cannibal” is defined as a creature that....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 31, 2009

Efforts to combat distracted driving heat up

“The new information in this survey also indicates that many drivers are either in denial about their DWD habits or resistant to changing their....More

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