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 Aug 24, 2010

Upgrading ujoints

“As more aerodynamic improvements are added to trucks and trailers, they are creating a bigger ‘tunnel effect’ under the vehicle, significantly....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 23, 2010

Betting on biomethane

“The main goal of this project is help the city of Flint, MI, basically get all the fuel for their vehicles for free.” –Brenda Lemke, Kettering....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 20, 2010

Debating distracted driving

“We are mining this vast storehouse of information to help fleets improve safety and efficiency, reduce distracted driving incidents and save lives....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 19, 2010

The flow of freight, the flow of data

“The movement of data through the global supply chain is now as important as the movement of freight.” –Bill Todd, business development manager,....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 18, 2010

It’s not the same old trailer anymore

“The old traditional trailer designs using different metals – i.e. aluminum in lieu of steel – and cutting corners to reduce weight have been....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 17, 2010

I take a stab at logistics

Memorial Day, May 31, 2010: Hot – blazing hot, actually. It’s so hot that despite drinking water and Gatorade nonstop for 10 hours, I haven’t....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 16, 2010

Counting carbon in transportation

“The sector as a whole needs to transform and realize the opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment and the business benefits to....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 13, 2010

“Ground control to Major CARB …”

“We can be a valuable resource to CARB in providing real world data on the impact of regulations.” –Patrick O'Connor, U.S. legislative counsel for....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 12, 2010

Marine highways get more funding

“Making better use of our rivers and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation –....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 11, 2010

Cyber war and you

“Cyberspace is actually … mundane. It’s the laptop you or your kid carries to school, the desktop computer at work. It’s a drab windowless building....More

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