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 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
in Trucks at Work Mar 29, 2011

Knights of the highway roll still …

“We’re not the ‘knights of the highway’ in the minds of people anymore, are we? Yet everything we’ve done as an industry over the last four decades....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 28, 2011

Appreciation and respect

“The number one and number two reasons for driver turnover are lack of appreciation and lack of respect. The upside with this is that it doesn’t cost....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 22, 2011

The real reasons for the driver shortage

“Bottom line: a driver is entrusted with a $140,000 tractor and trailer and often times well over a half million dollars worth of cargo, and then he’....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 18, 2011

A look at what’s new and different

Trade shows often offer a chance to see what new products and services are being readied for those working in the trucking business. And sometimes,....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 17, 2011

Restoring the industry’s image

“By almost every measure, we are stronger and safer as an industry than we’ve ever been. And yet the popularity and the image of our industry is not....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 14, 2011

A new funding future awaits

“Can we live within a $230 billion highway funding bill? Keeping spending within those limits will require a narrowing of the scope of the federal....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 10, 2011

The bears are back, so we could be in trouble

“The ongoing struggle to maintain growth in a slowly recovering economy, coupled with a host of new challenges and issues, has resulted in the....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 09, 2011

Music forged from trucking’s soul

“I’m runnin’ coast to coast out on the Interstate ... hauling heavy loads that just can’t be late … but there’s no doubt about it, there’s no place I....More

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