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 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
in Trucks at Work 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
in Trucks at Work 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
in Trucks at Work Feb 22, 2011

Watching from the sidelines

“It’s very frustrating and it’s why I personally don’t try to forecast diesel fuel price; you simply cannot build a model to handle situations like....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 18, 2011

Trying to solve the unsolvable

“The ones planning the loads get to go home every night and sleep. They don’t stay up all night to get those loads to where they need to go.” –An 8-....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 17, 2011

Setting the truck sales mark

"We are encouraged by the continuing improvement in Class 8 and medium-duty truck orders during the past several months.” –W. M. "Rusty" Rush,....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 16, 2011

An anti-fatigue “app”?

“If we are to reduce the number of road-traffic accidents related to fatigue and lack of sleep, motorists must be advised to take breaks and avoiding....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 11, 2011

It’s “go time” for trailer aerodynamics

“It’s just amazing how aerodynamic options are flourishing now for trailers.” –Sean Graham, president, Freight Wing Had a chance to catch up with....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 10, 2011

The little stuff adds up

“The customer is always looking for more ways to save money.” –Tom DeHaven, senior manager of driveshaft products, Dana Holding Corp. If there’s been....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 09, 2011

Thinking inside the box

“Just getting 100 extra pounds of freight on our trailers equals $6.5 million in extra revenue per year; that’s why logistics equipment like this is....More

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