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 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
in Trucks at Work Mar 04, 2016

Is the Internet of Things finally poised to go mainstream?

I’ve previously discussed in this space how the “Internet of Things” (IoT)is poised to radically reshape the business world....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 03, 2016

Dismay widens in the business world

Things are pretty glum out there, broadly speaking, in the U.S. business community, and they’re not exactly perky in the trucking arena, either....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 26, 2016

How quickly the pendulum swings

So truck capacity is loosening up due a range of factors, including the strong U.S. dollar, still-weak consumer demand, and a cratering energy....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 24, 2016

What the future may hold for freight

This week, consulting firm CarrierDirect is going to issue its semi-annual “market perspective” detailing some of the major trends the....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 23, 2016

Emergencies by the book; the ERG book that is …

Late last year, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – an arm of the U.S....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 22, 2016

Would digital keys offer opportunity or risk for trucking?

So Volvo Cars (which is not connected to Volvo Trucks anymore) plans to offer a truly “keyless” car by 2017 – a car that you unlock....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 19, 2016

Battlefield logisticians like drone technology. A lot.

A lot of folks think the freight-hauling potential of aerial drones, not to mention driverless trucks – which are sort of “ground-based....More

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