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 Jun 08, 2011

Inspecting trucks with infrared

Heat is a tell-tale sign of bad things happening when it comes to trucks – particularly in the case of tires, exhaust systems, and brakes. (The term....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 07, 2011

“Talk and tell” could be swell

“Intelligent vehicles are the next frontier of collision avoidance; hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes.” –Sue Cischke, group vice....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 06, 2011

Making the smart play

“Working harder is not always the answer.” –Jerry Osteryoung, professor emeritus of finance with the College of Business at Florida State University....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 03, 2011

A super rig celebration

“All of the contestants put in a lot of work and time into preparing their awesome looking trucks for our event every year.” –Chris Guerrero, global....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 01, 2011

Look, big brother … no hands! Honest!

“The key for automakers and suppliers regarding hands-free technology, as with most technologies, is to integrate it into the vehicle in a way that....More
in Trucks at Work May 31, 2011

Another heavy duty alternative hits the road

“We are convinced that liquefied gas is one of the most important future alternatives to today’s vehicle fuels.” –Lars Mårtensson, director-....More
in Trucks at Work May 27, 2011

Basic driving knowledge lacking, survey finds

“Without critical driving comprehension, many drivers run the risk of increased accidents or near accidents, where they often come to the realization....More
in Trucks at Work May 26, 2011

Trying for a safety tax credit … again

“This bill will assist carriers and owner operators to specify safety technologies needed to prevent thousands of crashes annually involving....More
in Trucks at Work May 25, 2011

The long, winding, congested, under-repair road

Put about 300 miles on the odometer last night, rolling west on I-66 and then south on I-81 to within hailing distance of the Virginia/Tennessee....More
in Trucks at Work May 24, 2011

Good deeds in times of need

It really doesn’t surprise me anymore that when disaster strikes or there’s a need for aid in combating terrible problems, like human trafficking,....More

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