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 May 07, 2010

Saved by small business?

“Our study found that small business owners are eager to lead the charge out of the country’s protracted recession – with almost three-quarters (72....More
in Trucks at Work May 06, 2010

Seeking stories from the road

“Behind every wheel is a personal story that conveys a driver’s connection with their vehicle.” – Mitchell Jawitz, vice president with the Hartford....More
in Trucks at Work May 05, 2010

Meeting of the transportation minds

“You know what surprised me? The willingness of shippers to consider helping us better balance weekly demand for capacity.” –Ron Hall, director of....More
in Trucks at Work May 04, 2010

Dealing with supply chain challenges

“Now is the time to make supply chain investments.” –Dwight Klappich, research vice president, the Gartner Group While the global economic recession....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2010

Fine-tuning the EV sales pitch

“One concern with electric vehicles is simply the novelty of the technology. Although in many ways electric engines are less prone to breaking down,....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 28, 2010

Recycled vehicle components

“We already have bio-based foam on more than two million vehicles and we’re looking to convert 100% of our fleet to it in the future.” –Jerry Brown,....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 27, 2010

Ten points for private fleets

“It’s not about the cost of equipment, people, pay and benefits; it’s not about volumes in individual lanes. The question companies must ask....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 23, 2010

Carbon, the DOT, and you

“Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change is one of the great challenges of our time. As transportation is one....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 22, 2010

One high-toned headboard

“Two roads diverged in a wood … and I … I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” –From the poem “The Road Not Taken”....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 21, 2010

Of tires, fuel economy, and regulation

“Many things affect fuel economy – wind, weather, temperature, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle speed and of course tires. So you have to look at many....More

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