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 Nov 15, 2010

The need for EVs

“When you consider that light-duty electric vehicles have a per mile cost of operation 70% to 80% lower than petroleum-powered light duty vehicles,....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 12, 2010

Lean, mean … and solvent

“Employing the lean logistics business model to reduce risk and drive ROI remains very popular even as the global economy revives.” –Simon Clark,....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 11, 2010

Trucking salute on Veteran's Day

“War, disguise it as you may, is a dirty, shoddy business.” –Winston Churchill We’ve been at war for nearly a decade now, the U.S. and many of its....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 10, 2010

Of drug trafficking and trucking

“Truck traffic through Laredo has tripled since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force 16 years ago. If customs inspectors....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 09, 2010

The drowsy driver dilemma

“When you are behind the wheel of a car, being sleepy is very dangerous. Sleepiness decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment,....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 08, 2010

Reducing driver stress … through technology

“A meaningful take-away from this work is how objective measurement techniques, such as heart rate monitoring with a high level of sensitivity to....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 05, 2010

EV forecasts: analyzing the assumptions

“Forecasts, after all, aren't really meant to be crystal balls. They're meant to give depth and meaning to assumptions about future risks and rewards....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 04, 2010

Mica takes the transportation helm

“Americans have tightened their belts during these difficult economic times, but the federal government has not. Congress must become a better....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 03, 2010

V2V and V2I: Holy grail for vehicular safety?

“We believe this technology has the potential to save thousands of lives each year while, at the same time, offering the opportunity to reduce....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 02, 2010

Make democracy work … vote!

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at....More

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