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 12, 2009

Supply chain support

“To be competitive in today’s global economy, U.S. companies need to be able to move products and goods securely, quickly and efficiently within our....More
in Trucks at Work May 08, 2009

Rough ride for roads

"Rough roads lead to diminished safety, higher vehicle operating costs and more expensive road repairs. It costs $1 to keep a road in good shape for....More
in Trucks at Work May 07, 2009

Convoy for the kids

“Your father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives – including yours. I dare you to do better.” –Captain Christopher Pike,....More
in Trucks at Work May 06, 2009

Port mess revisited

“The claims made by the CFC are absurd. Only creditworthy customers are approved and to date not a single one has defaulted. In a discussion with the....More
in Trucks at Work May 05, 2009

A royal port mess

“Today, as the economy has continued its downward slide and the volume of imported containers plummets, the prospects of these already-impoverished....More
in Trucks at Work May 04, 2009

Energy industry views

“Despite the increased focus on domestic energy sources, energy infrastructure, and alternative energy sources, a realistic assessment of technology....More
in Trucks at Work May 01, 2009

Dealing with customers

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2009

The bankruptcy hurdle

“If there's a filing by Chrysler today, it will create a great deal of uncertainty for the industry and suppliers.” –Bill Kohlder, co-chair, Butzel....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 29, 2009

Incentives for safety investment

“It is about encouraging investment in safety through the purchase and installation of technologies on trucks and buses that have been tested and....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 28, 2009

Shifts in behavior

“So much of this is outside their control. You can restructure, restructure, restructure, but if auto sales don't rebound, then unless you have zero....More

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