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 Jul 15, 2010

The consumer outlook

“The recession has affected every aspect of our lives, from our bank accounts to our bedrooms and it's forced most of us to reevaluate our financial....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 14, 2010

Looking at the big picture

“CEOs of small to medium size companies have adjusted to the lean economy, are doing more with less, and have positioned their companies for success....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 13, 2010

Expanding capacity … and paying for it

“The simple fact is: no transportation, no economy. They are inseparable. Congress must invest in all transportation modes – from waterways to roads....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 12, 2010

APUs and you

“The use of idling reduction technology could reduce the fuel consumption of a long-haul tractor by some 1,900 gallons or 7,200 liters per year,....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 09, 2010

Stunt driving!

“Doing slides with the right techniques allows you to do them faster while still having the same safety margin … this is HUGE.” --Mark Aisbett, stunt....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 08, 2010

Cargo theft Q & A

“As an underwriter, if an account has top-notch risk control procedures in place, I definitely consider awarding credit to reduce the premium and....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 07, 2010

Wrestling with regulation

“Rules fail because you cannot write a rule to contain every possible behavior in the vast spectrum of human behavior.” –Dov Seidman, from his book....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 06, 2010

The UCR and you

“At the end of the day, the UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fee directly affects the ability of states to carry out commercial vehicle safety....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 25, 2010

Roadmap for CSA 2010

“All too often those of us in the safety business fail to adequately explain to political leaders and the public the importance of … reducing crashes....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 24, 2010

Mixing hydrogen with combustion

“I’m asked all the time if installing a hydrogen fuel system on a family car or truck is going to result in a ‘Hindenburg outcome.’ Rather than tell....More

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