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 22, 2010

Cargo theft’s private eyes

“To be a cargo theft investigator, you need to be both passionate and dogged. There’s a misconception out there that if you don’t recover stolen....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 21, 2010

Reviewing traffic stop safety

“These latest figures provide a grim reminder that even with all of the safety improvements that have been achieved in recent decades, our law....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 20, 2010

Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto!

“Thank you very much/Mister Roboto/For doing the jobs/that nobody wants to ...” –From the song Mister Roboto by Styx At first glance, forklifts might....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 19, 2010

Pushing for propane

“Using propane as an engine fuel makes complete sense simply by looking at the return on investment. Fleets can save tens of thousands of dollars....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 16, 2010

Victory on wheels

“I really am proof that the Lord do giveth, even when he taketh away.” –Larry Koester, champion driver, National Tractor Pull Association (NTPA) You....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 15, 2010

The consumer outlook

“The recession has affected every aspect of our lives, from our bank accounts to our bedrooms and it's forced most of us to reevaluate our financial....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 14, 2010

Looking at the big picture

“CEOs of small to medium size companies have adjusted to the lean economy, are doing more with less, and have positioned their companies for success....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 13, 2010

Expanding capacity … and paying for it

“The simple fact is: no transportation, no economy. They are inseparable. Congress must invest in all transportation modes – from waterways to roads....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 12, 2010

APUs and you

“The use of idling reduction technology could reduce the fuel consumption of a long-haul tractor by some 1,900 gallons or 7,200 liters per year,....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 09, 2010

Stunt driving!

“Doing slides with the right techniques allows you to do them faster while still having the same safety margin … this is HUGE.” --Mark Aisbett, stunt....More

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