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 04, 2011

Oil price outlook: DISLIKE!

“Oil prices are dictated by supply and demand, and all signs point to modest oil demand growth and uncertain supply. Barring a strong economic shock....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 03, 2011

Thieves stalking more light truck models

Before I dive into this topic, it should be noted right at the outset that vehicle thefts in the U.S. are dropping. Preliminary statistics gathered....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 02, 2011

Self-deception behind the wheel

Insurance giant Allstate Corp. recently conducted a representative survey adult motorists in the U.S. and came up some findings that won’t surprise....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 01, 2011

Calculating the consequences

“From a public policy perspective, this is a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.” –Pete Ruane, president,....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 29, 2011

Uncertainty rules the day

”It is apparent the economy has still not committed to either continued growth or a real decline. There have been some positive signs from the latest....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 28, 2011

“Eco-driving” for fuel savings

“The 24% fuel reduction that fleets can achieve through eco-driving has a real impact on the bottom line.” –Jason Palmer, president, SmartDrive....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 27, 2011

Fine-tuning for the future

“The chaos and complexity of this new world era is posing supply and demand challenges that threaten economic growth.” –Jeffrey Joerres, chairman and....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 26, 2011

The broadening sweep of “sustainability”

“It’s a mistake not to look at the opportunities that a strategic sustainability program can bring to private equity and businesses of all shapes and....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 25, 2011

The long, slow slog

“Clearly, the renewed slowdown in hiring underscores the uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook. The lack of sustained, robust job growth....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 22, 2011

Clueless in the left lane

“If almost half of drivers don't know that left lane ‘camping’ is illegal that might explain why it seems so common on our freeways.” –Jon Osterberg....More

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