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 27, 2010

Ten points for private fleets

“It’s not about the cost of equipment, people, pay and benefits; it’s not about volumes in individual lanes. The question companies must ask....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 23, 2010

Carbon, the DOT, and you

“Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change is one of the great challenges of our time. As transportation is one....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 22, 2010

One high-toned headboard

“Two roads diverged in a wood … and I … I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” –From the poem “The Road Not Taken”....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 21, 2010

Of tires, fuel economy, and regulation

“Many things affect fuel economy – wind, weather, temperature, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle speed and of course tires. So you have to look at many....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 20, 2010

Driving the generations

“Over many years and millions of miles, they did what they did without thought of ever getting on a stage like this. They are rarely appreciated for....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 19, 2010

Challenges and opportunities

“So many attendees this year have an optimistic outlook for their companies. This is just such great news compared to what we heard last year.” –Gary....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 16, 2010

Saving through sustainability

“Embedding environmental evaluation in day-to-day packaging decisions is a critical step to improving the stewardship and conservation of valuable....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 15, 2010

Is freight on the rebound?

“This marked the first time since the third quarter of 2008 where revenue in the current quarter increased over the corresponding quarter in the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 14, 2010

The call of the open road

“And the road becomes my bride/I have stripped of all but pride/So in her I do confide/And she keeps me satisfied/Gives me all I need.” –From the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2010

Hitting the highway with Ed

“I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, but the first time I came down here I fell in love with the area. We moved here 27 years ago and it’s just a....More

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