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 Jan 06, 2010

Fixing YRC … and LTL too

“Unconventional wisdom suggests that the road to improving LTL carrier profits begins by embracing the current economy and not competing against it....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 05, 2010

Is it truly ‘the best’?

“In the past, the coffee served on the interstate was often just an afterthought; you needed to have it, it needed to be hot, but the quality largely....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 04, 2010

The rough road ahead

“High unemployment will continue to restrain consumer activity throughout the G7 resulting in further uneven economic data overall. Throw in....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 23, 2009

It’s a truck, it’s a crane, it’s … SUPER WRECKER!

“I love this job. It’s hard work and very demanding on your time. But you also take a lot of pride in being one of only a handful of people that can....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 22, 2009

Bit by little bit

“The fact that the 2010 Taurus and 2009 F-150 are up to 12% and 17% respectively better on fuel economy than their 2004 predecessors isn't due to one....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 21, 2009

The state of highways

“This year's report shows the difficulties that many states are having when it comes to making across-the-board progress in road conditions. In many....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 18, 2009

Hands-on training makes perfect

“Trucks must be maintained on a regular basis. It’s not seasonal. It’s not optional. It’s a service that’s needed and cannot be provided from....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 17, 2009

Punting on transportation … again

“Delay is unacceptable. Delay casts uncertainty on the program. If we delay the new authorization, states will hold back on new projects and that....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 16, 2009

And the winners are …

“We’ve always believed that trucks don’t sell service; it’s service that sells trucks. That’s why it’s great to recognize the people responsible for....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 15, 2009

The final fifteen

“We’re throwing some curveballs at them this year. For instance, those techs competing in Eaton category found themselves facing an air leak problem....More

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