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 Jan 22, 2010

Completing a mission of mercy

“The airport is in bad condition but things are organized and extremely busy.” –Dave Thompson, president and CEO, TEC Equipment As I detailed in this....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 21, 2010

Framework for HOS reform

“Whatever decision is made with the rules, please keep them in place! Constantly changing the rules creates challenges with consistency and....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 20, 2010

Have plane, will help

“My wife told me, ‘Life’s been good to us. We need to do more.’” –Dave Thompson, president and CEO of truck dealership chain TEC Equipment In a way,....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 19, 2010

Waiting: the hardest part

“Our job is to respond quickly and get supplies to those who need it most … but it’s not an easy task in Haiti.” –John Vera, health....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 13, 2010

The cost of distraction

“We know that cell phone use is a very risky distraction and texting is even higher risk. We now know that cell phone use causes many more crashes....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 12, 2010

Containing fuel costs

“Fleet managers today are at the intersection of expense management and day-to-day operations. Charged with controlling costs and enforcing usage and....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 11, 2010

It’s the negatives that count

“The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.” –Charles Dudley Warren No one enjoys negative feedback – I think we....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 08, 2010

Rain, shine, or snow, the trucks roll

“This is an industry that works tremendously hard come rain, shine or snow. We have just been through a year that for many members has been....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 07, 2010

Divining automotive industry direction

“Global automotive executives remain cautious, continuing to keep a close eye on cash flow and cost control, which is not a surprise given the tumult....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 06, 2010

Fixing YRC … and LTL too

“Unconventional wisdom suggests that the road to improving LTL carrier profits begins by embracing the current economy and not competing against it....More

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