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 27, 2011

Fine-tuning for the future

“The chaos and complexity of this new world era is posing supply and demand challenges that threaten economic growth.” –Jeffrey Joerres, chairman and....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 26, 2011

The broadening sweep of “sustainability”

“It’s a mistake not to look at the opportunities that a strategic sustainability program can bring to private equity and businesses of all shapes and....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 25, 2011

The long, slow slog

“Clearly, the renewed slowdown in hiring underscores the uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook. The lack of sustained, robust job growth....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 22, 2011

Clueless in the left lane

“If almost half of drivers don't know that left lane ‘camping’ is illegal that might explain why it seems so common on our freeways.” –Jon Osterberg....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 21, 2011

Flush those “best practices” …

“I’m convinced that ‘Best Practices’ are often used by people who are afraid, lazy, or simply lack original thought.” –Jim Walton, president....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 20, 2011

You’ve GOT to be kidding me …

“Civil rights groups felt the need to weigh in because the bill, among many other things, would result in diminished transportation access to seniors....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 19, 2011

Road support for EVs

“As the electric vehicle market continues to emerge, we need to be ready to help alleviate some ‘range anxiety’ with the ability to provide a charge....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 18, 2011

Living within our means

“The priorities of the American Taxpayer have been and will be placed ahead of the unchecked desires of some in Washington to spend money that is....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 15, 2011

Cutting through the economic chop

“During lingering economic pressures and unsteadiness in the general freight markets, intermodal and dedicated contract services once again revealed....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 14, 2011

Digging into distraction

“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know. Much of the research is incomplete or....More

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