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 Aug 22, 2011

Ford and Toyota join hybrid forces

“This is the kind of collaborative effort that is required to address the big global challenges of energy independence and environmental....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 16, 2011

Fitting out “back office support” for EVs

“A malicious cyber attack on electric vehicle infrastructure could potentially result in brownouts or stranded vehicles, and any failure in smart....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 15, 2011

Betting on the “big three”

“Only passions – great passions – can elevate the soul to great things.” –Denis Diderot Jerry Osteryoung, professor emeritus of finance with the....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 12, 2011

Worse off than we thought

“Part of the problem is bad policies. We’ve forgotten what we’ve learned about economics. Our initial monetary policy in 2008, such as TARP , played....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 11, 2011

Bonus time is ticking away …

“There’s a misconception that fleets must purchase their trucks in order to take advantage of the tax savings available from the federal legislation....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 10, 2011

Trucks blamed for traffic congestion … again

It’s inevitable, I suppose, that truckers yet again are getting blamed by motorists for all the traffic congestion out there on our roadways – even....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 09, 2011

Can “smarter” cities trump the “feral” trend?

“By overcoming silos in the way we think, we are able to better visualize how our city systems work together and develop policies that achieve....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 05, 2011

A future filled with “feral” cities?

"With the phenomenon of mega-cities exploding, particularly in the developing world, some cities now consume more than their states can provide....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 04, 2011

Oil price outlook: DISLIKE!

“Oil prices are dictated by supply and demand, and all signs point to modest oil demand growth and uncertain supply. Barring a strong economic shock....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 03, 2011

Thieves stalking more light truck models

Before I dive into this topic, it should be noted right at the outset that vehicle thefts in the U.S. are dropping. Preliminary statistics gathered....More

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