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 Jul 07, 2011

Downshifting, but still rolling

“Freight trends have been choppy in recent months, reflecting lean inventories and ongoing skepticism regarding the sustainability of the current....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 06, 2011

Taking aim at detention time

“There have been various attempts in the past to curb detention and to hold customers accountable but we felt more needed to be done.” –Tim Norlin,....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 23, 2011

The glass is half full

“Stir in 100 million extra people to the population of the U.S., each of whom requires 30 tons of freight per year. That’s the definition of....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 20, 2011

Unconscious beliefs

“If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” –Dr. Robert Anthony Here’s a thought for you: the workday....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 13, 2011

Placing a big bet on an electrified future

When it comes down to the bare essentials, only a couple of data points really matter when the talk turns to the future of alternatively powered....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 10, 2011

It’s about more than mere bling

“All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.” –W. Edwards Deming Anyone who visits a show truck festival like Shell’s annual “Super Rigs”....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 08, 2011

Inspecting trucks with infrared

Heat is a tell-tale sign of bad things happening when it comes to trucks – particularly in the case of tires, exhaust systems, and brakes. (The term....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 07, 2011

“Talk and tell” could be swell

“Intelligent vehicles are the next frontier of collision avoidance; hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes.” –Sue Cischke, group vice....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 06, 2011

Making the smart play

“Working harder is not always the answer.” –Jerry Osteryoung, professor emeritus of finance with the College of Business at Florida State University....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 03, 2011

A super rig celebration

“All of the contestants put in a lot of work and time into preparing their awesome looking trucks for our event every year.” –Chris Guerrero, global....More

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