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 18, 2011

Getting “back to normal”

“Our industry has taken many punches. In addition to the economic downturn, we’ve had to weather a series of regulatory changes that magnified the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 15, 2011

A “control freak” for light trucks

“The best crash is the crash you avoid.” –Bret Dick, GMC performance engineer Light trucks are getting safer and safer to drive these days for a....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2011

Public safety vehicle rodeo

It’s not every day you get to see police vehicles and fire trucks in action – and usually, when they are in action, it means bad things are happening....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 12, 2011

From carpet to … engine cylinder covers?

“The carpet underfoot in homes sometimes ends up in strange places, and now landed in another unique spot – the cylinder head covers on some Ford....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 08, 2011

Make trucking hay while the rate sun shines

“We expect the ongoing capacity constraints and expected seasonal pickup in second quarter demand to produce a healthy spot market in upcoming weeks....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 07, 2011

Say hello to "autonomous vehicles"

In strictly technical terminology, they’re called “autonomous vehicles” or “AVs,” but of course in this reporter’s opinion, “robot trucks” seems to....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2011

Why are traffic deaths on the downswing?

“The decrease in traffic fatalities is a good sign.” –NHTSA Administrator David Strickland Yes, indeed, the nosedive in traffic fatalities over the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 05, 2011

Innovation just keeps on trucking

On the surface, at least, one didn’t see a lot of new iron revealed at the 2011 Mid America Trucking Show as in past years. Yet by digging a little....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 04, 2011

Meeting of the transportation minds

“Transport is intrinsic to societal activity, and one of its greatest enablers. But all too often transport is taken for granted societal demands on....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 30, 2011

A trip down to Mercer town

“We think there’s a misunderstanding about CSA out there in the law enforcement community that’s hurting the driver.” –Dale Corum, general manager,....More

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