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 Sep 30, 2010

Managing EV power demands

“The integration of electric vehicles onto the grid is one of the greatest challenges that utilities, automotive manufacturers and consumers will....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 29, 2010

A curveball in the distraction debate

“The point of texting bans is to reduce crashes, and by this essential measure the laws are ineffective. This doesn't mean it's safe to text and....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 28, 2010

Seeing good trends amid tough times

“The last few years have caused global third-party logistics providers to reconsider the structure of their businesses within a shifting industry....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 27, 2010

F-150 drive impressions

“Now for 2011 … allowing our customers to be more productive by maximizing their workload and their fuel economy.” –Mark Fields, president of The....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 24, 2010

Capturing a piece of trucking culture

“In many ways, the trucks I’m photographing are rapidly becoming relics of the past, due to business and regulatory pressures. That’s giving me a....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 23, 2010

The distraction paradox

“Driving while texting, emailing or talking on the phone aren't perceived as egregious behaviors despite overwhelming scientific evidence of the....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 22, 2010

More from less? Really?

“Truck customers should think of the EcoBoost truck engine as a gas-powered engine with diesel-type capability and characteristics.” –Jim Mazuchowski....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 21, 2010

More power, more fuel economy

“All of you know we’ve been on a journey for the last five years to be the leader in fuel economy with every vehicle we bring to market, and we’re....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 20, 2010

Testing time

I got a rare opportunity this past July, to serve as judge and “test driver for Ward’s, Fleet Owner’s sister publication, when its editors decided to....More
in Trucks at Work Sep 17, 2010

NASCAR driver launches "green" trucker campaign

“I spent three years driving coast to coast and sleeping in truck stops across the country. I gained a lot of respect for truck drivers and now....More

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