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 23, 2016

What are fleet managers worrying about?

In an earlier post, I talked some of the issues the trucking industry as a whole should be worrying about at the moment – with slumping freight....More
in Trucks at Work May 18, 2016

Truck parking: How big a problem is it?

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) rates it as one of the trucking industry’s top five most pressing concerns; a lack of....More
in Trucks at Work May 17, 2016

Driving high: Canada prepares to experiment

Is it safe to get high on marijuana on then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle? To put it another way: should “toking and driving”....More
in Trucks at Work May 13, 2016

Long term vs. short term thinking in trucking

It’s something of a conundrum being faced by trucking fleets today, according to one industry analyst at least....More
in Trucks at Work May 11, 2016

How worried should trucking be right now?

Trying to gauge the portents for trucking is always something of a “is the glass half full or half empty” type of experiment. I mean,....More
in Trucks at Work May 10, 2016

Time for some truck videos

Seeing is believing; that’s how the old saying goes. In the case of trucks, large and small, video helps shine a light not just upon the....More
in Trucks at Work May 06, 2016

Is confidence on the rise regarding new food transport rules?

There’s been a lot of debate over the past few months about how new food transportation safety rules might impact both shippers and trucking....More
in Trucks at Work May 03, 2016

Preparing for hypermodal freight hauling

If you think the self-driving truck is a far-fetched concept, then get a load of this one: “hypermodal transportation,” which purportedly....More

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