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 25, 2009

Guard those pickups!

“Pickups have a lot of utility … they tend to be used in support of other criminal activity. It has long been a common practice for criminals to use....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 24, 2009

Science, technology … and trucking

“The challenge today, however, is that our societies are infused with technologies that are at once complex and ubiquitous. That makes the dialogue....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 20, 2009

Cyber security: why it matters

“It is not a threat of the future. It is an actuality.” –Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, from a speech at the....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 19, 2009

Fixing your focus

“The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who, early in life, clearly discerns his object and towards that object habitually directs his....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 18, 2009

Of speed and destruction

“Awesome stomach-churning jumps frequently hide bends over the crests, so accuracy and delivery of pace notes must be exact and selecting the correct....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 17, 2009

Battling back against cargo theft

“Cargo theft should be a major worry for truckers because it is most often perpetrated by organized crime since it is low risk, high reward form of....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 13, 2009

Energy policy and pricing

“Government policy such as fuel standards and greenhouse gas emission regulations, as well as support for the development of advanced technologies,....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 11, 2009

Age, meds, and driving

“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 10, 2009

Obama’s security mindset

“As he has said, the President rejects an absolutist approach or the imposition of a rigid ideology on our problems. Like the world itself, his views....More
in Trucks at Work Aug 06, 2009

The price jockeying begins

“Meeting stricter EPA emissions levels in 2010, unfortunately, comes with a higher price.” –Jack Allen, president, Navistar North American Truck....More

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