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 Jul 15, 2011

Cutting through the economic chop

“During lingering economic pressures and unsteadiness in the general freight markets, intermodal and dedicated contract services once again revealed....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 14, 2011

Digging into distraction

“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know. Much of the research is incomplete or....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 13, 2011

Planning for a bigger electrical load

“Most electric vehicle drivers will want to be able to plug in according to their own needs, but unmanaged charging on a large scale will be costly....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 12, 2011

Greener road construction

“Using recycled material for aggregate not only saves money, it also makes use of a material that would otherwise remain unused. A single lane mile....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 07, 2011

Downshifting, but still rolling

“Freight trends have been choppy in recent months, reflecting lean inventories and ongoing skepticism regarding the sustainability of the current....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 06, 2011

Taking aim at detention time

“There have been various attempts in the past to curb detention and to hold customers accountable but we felt more needed to be done.” –Tim Norlin,....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 23, 2011

The glass is half full

“Stir in 100 million extra people to the population of the U.S., each of whom requires 30 tons of freight per year. That’s the definition of....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 20, 2011

Unconscious beliefs

“If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” –Dr. Robert Anthony Here’s a thought for you: the workday....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 13, 2011

Placing a big bet on an electrified future

When it comes down to the bare essentials, only a couple of data points really matter when the talk turns to the future of alternatively powered....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 10, 2011

It’s about more than mere bling

“All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.” –W. Edwards Deming Anyone who visits a show truck festival like Shell’s annual “Super Rigs”....More

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