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 Dec 07, 2016

Data security: Let it not be an Achilles heel for trucking

Today as we remember the ghastly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, it’s worthwhile to also recall the mistakes that helped pave the....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 06, 2016

Trump, trucking, and the outlook for 2017

Lots of change may be on the menu for trucking in 2017 as economic trends and federal policy efforts could make further alterations to the U.S....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 05, 2016

Can Nikola truly transform the trucking industry?

So Nikola Motors Co. unveiled its Nikola One prototype Class 8 highway sleeper tractor last week at its “world headquarters” in Salt Lake....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 30, 2016

Service innovation may trump product development in trucking

For time out of mind, trucking has centered on, well, trucks, trailers, and the components that make them roll: engines, transmissions, axles, wheels....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 29, 2016

It is truck stunt time again!

Leave it to Volvo Trucks to come up with a unique and startling way to illustrate the powertrain possibilities of automated manual transmissions (....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 27, 2016

Training to slalom heavy trucks while under fire

Learning to maneuver trucks weighing 18,000-lbs. safely and smoothly is one thing; doing so on uneven gravel roads while getting shot at is something....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 23, 2016

Overtime rule block may benefit trucking

A preliminary injunction issued yesterday in a lawsuit filed by the National Retail Federation (NRF), attorney generals from 21 states and 50....More
in Trucks at Work Nov 22, 2016

The weak link in cybersecurity: Your own workers

Imagine this: the biggest cyber threat to your trucking company may be due to “careless” actions by your own employees; an action that....More

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