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 Sep 02, 2011

Test drivin’

One of the lucky (and, unfortunately, very rare) perks of my job is getting the opportunity to test drive trucks for an extended period of time. In....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 01, 2011

Doing infrastructure right

“The ‘America's Transportation Award’ competition allows us to honor and recognize projects that save taxpayers money, offer new and innovative ideas....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 31, 2011

Hybrid plug-in buses, ahoy!

“We expect to be able to reduce the energy consumption in a city bus by up to 65% carbon-dioxide emissions by more than 75% with a plug-in hybrid....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 30, 2011

From mistakes to success

“Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, that you are moving toward your....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 26, 2011

It's mobile exhibit time!

“We use this tractor-trailer to engage our fleet and owner-operator customers in a discussion about the importance of lubricants and coolants to....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 25, 2011

Returning to our shores?

“There’s a constant appetite for energy and that will drive up oil prices in the future. As a result of high energy prices, transportation will cost....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 24, 2011

Holy calamities! Earthquakes, hurricanes ... and traffic!

“While automobile travel is expected to increase slightly, if recent declines in gasoline prices continue through Labor Day, we could see an increase....More
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

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