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 May 05, 2009

A royal port mess

“Today, as the economy has continued its downward slide and the volume of imported containers plummets, the prospects of these already-impoverished....More
in Trucks at Work May 04, 2009

Energy industry views

“Despite the increased focus on domestic energy sources, energy infrastructure, and alternative energy sources, a realistic assessment of technology....More
in Trucks at Work May 01, 2009

Dealing with customers

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2009

The bankruptcy hurdle

“If there's a filing by Chrysler today, it will create a great deal of uncertainty for the industry and suppliers.” –Bill Kohlder, co-chair, Butzel....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 29, 2009

Incentives for safety investment

“It is about encouraging investment in safety through the purchase and installation of technologies on trucks and buses that have been tested and....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 28, 2009

Shifts in behavior

“So much of this is outside their control. You can restructure, restructure, restructure, but if auto sales don't rebound, then unless you have zero....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 27, 2009

California greenin’ …

“With , California is embarking on a fundamental transformation of its transportation system to substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions and....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 24, 2009

Big bottom line

"We are a growing nation, adding 150 million people every 50 years 90% of miles traveled by Americans in this vast country are on highways. To meet....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 23, 2009

The IMF’s crystal ball

“Financial conditions in the mature markets are projected to improve only slowly, as insolvency concerns are diminished by greater clarity over....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 22, 2009

Aggressive danger

“It's easy to think ‘that other guy is the problem’ … the one who runs someone off the road, tailgates, or yells obscenities. In reality, examples of....More

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