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 Nov 19, 2009

What counts as “distraction,” anyways?

“Many states and localities have laws specifically prohibiting activities such as using a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. In....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 18, 2009

The basics never go out of style

“When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy.” –Warren E. Buffett, chairman, Berkshire Hathaway It’s been a rough year – one of the....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 17, 2009

Reforming trade

“I want everyone … to know that the United States is one of the most open economies in the world, and that’s not going to change. Our borders will....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 16, 2009

Trucking’s “integration” role

“Trucking is not necessarily a competing type of transportation in many cases but a part of a transportation network that helps to make commerce work....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 13, 2009

Tales of the trucking cat

“Ptolemy was an amazing cat. Terri and I estimate he had an understanding vocabulary of over 300 words. And we would both swear he knew our names and....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 12, 2009

States of fiscal crisis

“Record-setting revenue drops, high unemployment and far-flung fallout from the housing bust and credit crisis; virtually all states have been....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 11, 2009

Thank you, veterans

“We remain committed to hiring those who possess values similar to ours and have served—or are continuing to serve—our country.” –Mike Hinz, vice....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 10, 2009

Hunt’s new intermodal move

“The conversion of highway freight to the more efficient, cost effective, safer and more environmentally friendly services that we jointly provide,....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 09, 2009

New piston thinking

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” –Frank Scully There’s a large slice of human philosophy predicated on the maxim that if....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 04, 2009

Cyber threat awareness

“It's been said that knowledge is power – and when it comes to security intelligence, a lack of accurate information can be detrimental to separating....More

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