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 May 14, 2010

If you’re caught sleeping on the job …

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you....More
in Trucks at Work May 13, 2010

Taxing fuel

“The President has consistently opposed raising the gas tax.” –Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, during the question and answer session following....More
in Trucks at Work May 12, 2010

A “watershed” truck safety moment

“We hope this is a watershed moment because we’re so often fighting the trucking industry. We’ve never done what we’re doing tonight.” –Jeff Burns, a....More
in Trucks at Work May 11, 2010

Software piracy and you

"Software theft exceeded $51 billion in commercial value in 2009. The public and private sectors need to join forces to more effectively combat an....More
in Trucks at Work May 07, 2010

Saved by small business?

“Our study found that small business owners are eager to lead the charge out of the country’s protracted recession – with almost three-quarters (72....More
in Trucks at Work May 06, 2010

Seeking stories from the road

“Behind every wheel is a personal story that conveys a driver’s connection with their vehicle.” – Mitchell Jawitz, vice president with the Hartford....More
in Trucks at Work May 05, 2010

Meeting of the transportation minds

“You know what surprised me? The willingness of shippers to consider helping us better balance weekly demand for capacity.” –Ron Hall, director of....More
in Trucks at Work May 04, 2010

Dealing with supply chain challenges

“Now is the time to make supply chain investments.” –Dwight Klappich, research vice president, the Gartner Group While the global economic recession....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 30, 2010

Fine-tuning the EV sales pitch

“One concern with electric vehicles is simply the novelty of the technology. Although in many ways electric engines are less prone to breaking down,....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 28, 2010

Recycled vehicle components

“We already have bio-based foam on more than two million vehicles and we’re looking to convert 100% of our fleet to it in the future.” –Jerry Brown,....More

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