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 Dec 06, 2010

A new hybrid breakthrough?

“With the cost of the battery remaining a principal hurdle, a dual battery system could bring these costs down and help accelerate the electric....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 03, 2010

Shaping the trucks of the future

“Trucking companies succeed through efficiency. End of story.” –John Woodrooffe, director of the transportation safety analysis division at the....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 02, 2010

Heated rhetoric builds over heavier trucks

“It is fiscally irresponsible as well as morally unethical for Maine DOT officials to be lobbying for extending this dangerous heavy truck project....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 01, 2010

Will EVs sell?

“It seems the car-shopping public still has a long way to go concerning electric vehicle consideration and understanding the realities of electric....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 30, 2010

The real worries

“You can’t handle the truth.” –from the movie A Few Good Men It’s funny how one can lose focus on the really important issues of the day, sitting at....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 29, 2010

Traffic, traffic everywhere …

“Increasing traffic congestion places a tremendous burden on the economy as well as individuals. When traffic congestion increases in a region, it....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 19, 2010

Snapshots of trucking history

If you think the inclusion of a classic Diamond-T truck within the confines of a Peterbilt dealership’s annual calendar is surprising, think again,....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 18, 2010

The “sticker shock” problem

“Fuel economy mandates attempt to push more efficient designs and technologies into the new vehicle marketplace. as a practical matter, unless fuel....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 17, 2010

Our “third world” nation

“It’s interesting coming back to a third world country.” –Congressman James Oberstar, outgoing chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 16, 2010

“Want some gridlock with that turkey?”

"This improvement, along with a strong desire to spend time with friends and family, is expected to propel a significant increase in Thanksgiving....More

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