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 Oct 18, 2011

“Look ma … no shifting needed!”

“The pool of new drivers simply doesn’t learn how to shift gears growing up anymore. It’s estimated that upwards of 50% to 60% of the new drivers....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 17, 2011

Demystification

“It’s all part of a process; finding out what works and what doesn’t. And there are always going to be speed bumps along the way.” –Ben Olsen, head....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 14, 2011

Where we’ve been, where we’re headed

“CFO sentiment is driven by demand. the deepening impact of the European debt crises combined with stagnant employment, continued housing issues and....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 13, 2011

Tales of hybrid truck technology

All sorts of interesting things are going on in the hybrid truck arena these days – and a goodly number of them were on display at the 11th annual....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 12, 2011

Clueless in the U.K.

“A lack of car maintenance can cause road safety issues and 72% of drivers don't know how to check their brake fluid. If a car has insufficient brake....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 11, 2011

Fuel prices down … but for how long?

“While we are always cautious about expressing too extreme a degree of pessimism, we don't see a lot on the fundamental horizon to encourage much....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 10, 2011

The rising cost of healthcare

“In what continues to be an uncertain economic environment, organizations cannot afford health care costs growing at 7% each year. While health care....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 07, 2011

Easy does it … and how

So I spent some time about a week or so ago tooling around in one of Caterpillar’s new vocational trucks, the CT660, which in my case sported a dump....More
in Trucks at Work Oct 06, 2011

What gets adored … and what doesn’t

“A typical working day in Chengdu means getting up at 6:30 am, catching a bus for the 30-minute ride to the factory at 7:10 am and attending a....More

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