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 29, 2010

Watching freight’s fundamentals

"The levels of uncertainty cited about prospects for both U.S. and global economies over the next year show that companies are still carefully....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 28, 2010

Tolls over taxes?

“Tolling is about giving people choices, which adds to its appeal. Historically toll roads have been constructed where there also are non-toll....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 27, 2010

Another HOS shoe drops

“Everyone has a role in the movement of freight. As partners in our transportation system let's draw on our commitment to doing what’s right and our....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 26, 2010

Answering the efficiency/performance question

“The new Explorer needed to deliver the fuel economy today's customers want, combined with the performance, capability and empowerment they expect....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 23, 2010

The state of trucking’s freight picture

“We’re at another interesting inflection point in our outlook. While we don’t think we’ll see a double-dip recession, we do project the overall....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 22, 2010

Cargo theft’s private eyes

“To be a cargo theft investigator, you need to be both passionate and dogged. There’s a misconception out there that if you don’t recover stolen....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 21, 2010

Reviewing traffic stop safety

“These latest figures provide a grim reminder that even with all of the safety improvements that have been achieved in recent decades, our law....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 20, 2010

Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto!

“Thank you very much/Mister Roboto/For doing the jobs/that nobody wants to ...” –From the song Mister Roboto by Styx At first glance, forklifts might....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 19, 2010

Pushing for propane

“Using propane as an engine fuel makes complete sense simply by looking at the return on investment. Fleets can save tens of thousands of dollars....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 16, 2010

Victory on wheels

“I really am proof that the Lord do giveth, even when he taketh away.” –Larry Koester, champion driver, National Tractor Pull Association (NTPA) You....More

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