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

Feb 02, 2011

It’s all interconnected now

“Oil pricing is much more in line with the equity markets now and far less subject to traditional supply-and-demand pressures. Oil prices – and the....More
Jan 27, 2011

Talking hybrids

“This is the best of both worlds – advanced clean diesel engines with near zero emissions coupled with hybrid powertrains that capture and recycle....More
Jan 26, 2011

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all …

So one of my good compatriots in the trucking reporter pool recently told me about this “insane rally car driver” by the name of Ken Block one day –....More
Jan 25, 2011

The “war” for talents

“In the past, companies were faced with a war for talent. Now that has evolved into a war for talents because in this new reality, employers require....More
Jan 24, 2011

The fuel efficiency future

“The uncertainty of gas prices, combined with the government-mandated increase in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), has most automakers....More
Jan 21, 2011

A look back, a look forward

“The whole transportation environment has changed so drastically since we started out in 1986 that it’s almost like a totally different industry now....More
Jan 20, 2011

Traffic, traffic everywhere … and no relief in sight

"There is no rigid prescription – no 'best way' – to address congestion problems. The most effective strategy is one where agency actions are....More
Jan 19, 2011

The personal touch

“One area we found very interesting is Michigan State University’s analysis that the actual car shopping experience is three times more important to....More
Jan 18, 2011

Verifying a fuel efficiency breakthrough

“We expect the efficiencies to continue to climb as modifications are made and new simulations are conducted.” –Sal Scuderi, president of Scuderi....More
Jan 14, 2011

Driveline 101

“Drivelines are at once very simple yet very complex components. They are very important in terms of vehicle reliability. It’s one of those....More

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