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 Mar 23, 2016

Aiming the Big Data guns at one’s self

There’s never been much doubt that “Big Data” efforts in trucking are by their very nature largely internally-directed as fleets....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 21, 2016

U.S. companies – truckers included – are struggling to innovate

Ultimately, innovation is what determines whether companies of all stripes – including those in trucking and logistics – live or die in....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 18, 2016

Workers need to be fitter and smarter … and they’re not

One of the more worrisome disconnects now occurring in the U.S. labor pool is that even as job skill requirements are increasing across the board,....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 17, 2016

Trucking needs a new people perspective

Over the last few weeks, I've heard a number of interesting comments regarding the need for the transportation and logistics industry to change the....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 16, 2016

Survey says corporate cyber response still too slow

I’ve noted before in this space and elsewhere that trucking is increasingly a business based on digital connections – whether we like....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 15, 2016

ELD advice: Don’t wait, do it now

So by now you’ve probably heard more about electronic logging devices (ELDs) and their mandated use by the trucking industry than you’d....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 14, 2016

Decreasing highway deaths via self-driving vehicles?

The rapid and ongoing spike in highway fatalities over the last year – jumping up 9.3% during the first nine months of 2015 alone; some 26,000....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 11, 2016

The latest on PC-11

So, as everyone should know by now, new truck engine oil is due to hit the market on Dec. 1 this year: PC-11, with the “PC” standing for....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 10, 2016

Self-driving in the snow: Five key steps

So, how does an autonomous vehicle successfully navigate snow-covered streets? I mean, such road surfaces cause vehicles to handle far differently....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 07, 2016

Getting more human factor support from data in trucking

So I got a chance to chat with Brad Taylor here in Las Vegas at the annual Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) conference – the newly-....More

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