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 Apr 17, 2012

The “Smart Grid” and EVs, oh my!

One of the biggest challenges facing the effort to electrify transportation in the U.S. is how to recharge all-electric trucks and buses without....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 16, 2012

Taking a crack at carbon fiber

As we all know, light and heavy vehicle manufacturers alike are facing the imposition of fuel economy mandates that’s forcing all sorts....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2012

Ah, Mid America, how we miss thee …

Many might think I’m a little unbalanced for “missing” the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show – especially since sleep is....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 12, 2012

Troubles with tangled taxation

It should come as no surprise that there’s a third and fourth corollary to the old saw that there are only two certainties in life – as....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 11, 2012

Insight from the ‘Kings of the Road’

Every year, Atlas Van Lines– a division of Atlas World Group – conducts a unique survey of its top drivers: folks known in moving....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 10, 2012

Suddenly, hard going for hybrids

As we all know, there’s a yawning chasm worth of differences between commercial truck buyers and consumer-grade automotive shoppers. Yet if....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 09, 2012

A vision of vehicle connectivity

Almost every automaker (and truck maker for that matter) out there is deploying a wide range of “vehicle connectivity” technology for....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2012

The drive for fuel economy

  It’s no secret that better fuel economy is being demanded across all classes of trucks these days – and not just because of....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 05, 2012

A dearth of “fresh thinking”?

Here’s a weird one: according to a recent poll of 1,400 chief financial officers (CFOs) randomly chosen from a representative sample of U.S....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 04, 2012

Smaller … yet more powerful

Compact and sub-compact cars – obviously! – have very little in common with medium- and heavy-duty trucks. At least, that used to be....More

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