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 23, 2012

Baking hybrids in the heat

A new – and HOT! – phase in a long-term hybrid vehicle test project partnership between Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Department....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 20, 2012

A boot made for driving

If you haven’t seen or heard about it before, let me introduce you to the 13-foot high, 20-foot long vehicle known as the Bootmobile –....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 19, 2012

Steam cleaning for trucks?

It’s a little weird if you ask me, this truck wash concept whereby steam – and steam alone – is used to  rid a big rig of....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 18, 2012

A global economy on eggshells

“For the past six months we’ve been on a rollercoaster ride. Our baseline is that growth is going to be slow in advanced economies;....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 17, 2012

The “Smart Grid” and EVs, oh my!

One of the biggest challenges facing the effort to electrify transportation in the U.S. is how to recharge all-electric trucks and buses without....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 16, 2012

Taking a crack at carbon fiber

As we all know, light and heavy vehicle manufacturers alike are facing the imposition of fuel economy mandates that’s forcing all sorts....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2012

Ah, Mid America, how we miss thee …

Many might think I’m a little unbalanced for “missing” the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show – especially since sleep is....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 12, 2012

Troubles with tangled taxation

It should come as no surprise that there’s a third and fourth corollary to the old saw that there are only two certainties in life – as....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 11, 2012

Insight from the ‘Kings of the Road’

Every year, Atlas Van Lines– a division of Atlas World Group – conducts a unique survey of its top drivers: folks known in moving....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 10, 2012

Suddenly, hard going for hybrids

As we all know, there’s a yawning chasm worth of differences between commercial truck buyers and consumer-grade automotive shoppers. Yet if....More

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