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, 2011

Confidence starting to percolate

“When asked about future prospects for the economy, 58% of CEOS in our fourth quarter survey expected improvement during the year ahead compared with....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 05, 2011

Looking at leadership

“The consequences of executives’ actions have impact that reaches far beyond themselves. In fact, these consequences can impact other people,....More
in Trucks at Work Jan 04, 2011

Kickin’ off in high gear

“My earliest memories were of being on the interstates and seeing all the ‘golden era’ big rigs on the road. The trucks were so unique. Each one was....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 23, 2010

What lies ahead

“You can't move goods competitively to markets without a solid transportation system, and if we let those systems decline further, we won't be able....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 22, 2010

Some cheerful news, at least

“We're expecting mid-single digit industry volume growth and low-single digit price increases for the sector. As a result, additional free cash flow....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 20, 2010

Predicting the demise of “petrol-only” cars

“Clearly, there is an expectation that the move away from petrol will accelerate as hybrids and EVs 0electric vehicles) now begin to attract greater....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 17, 2010

Portrait of a racer as a young man

“Me and my dad thought it would be a good idea to get into racing as a way to spend time with each other and to do something fun.” –Jared Beyer,....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 16, 2010

Busing the kiddies … with propane?

“You pay less for fuel, get longer oil change intervals, and the engine lasts longer because propane burns much cleaner. Those savings add up fast,....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 15, 2010

Rodeo wrap up

“Technicians are the heartbeat of the dealership simply because service sells trucks in this business. You guys are where it’s at. You make us who we....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 14, 2010

Rush rodeo time comes round again

“The diagnostic work technicians need to perform in order to figure out what needs to be fixed is almost always the hardest part; fixing the truck....More

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