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 Jun 13, 2016

Of thinking machines and transportation

The whole idea of developing machines that can think is incredibly unnerving to me; perhaps unsurprising, since The Terminator remains a favorite....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 09, 2016

Of data, computation, and transportation

So I listened to a great presentation by Will Hickie yesterday, the chief data scientist for Lixar, a firm that specializes in database management, e....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 08, 2016

Electricity for trucking

For a long while, I’ve harbored big doubts about the ability of all-electric powertrains to deliver the beefy muscle necessary to get....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 07, 2016

Flexible truck maintenance takes root in Europe

It’s one of the many “holy grails” being sought after in trucking, right up there with maximizing fuel economy: pulling a truck off....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 06, 2016

The Golden State still tops for vehicle theft rate

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone: according to analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), California was home to eight of the....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 03, 2016

Making truck tires from … dandelions?

To most folks, the dandelion is nothing but a weed – and a particularly annoying one at that. Heck, I spend much of the spring digging the dang....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 02, 2016

Shoring up trucking’s cyber defenses

I know, I know; I’ve been walking the information technology (IT) beat for a while now (go here, here, and here to see what I mean) but as....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 01, 2016

Are government regulators ready to handle more data?

We all know trucking is being drawn inexorably into the digital era, regardless of whether truckers themselves want to go there or not....More
in Trucks at Work May 31, 2016

Big Data: Still stuck in neutral, it seems

Ah, the “Big Data” conundrum: it’s supposed to help revolutionize any number of industries, trucking included, yet it’s a....More

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