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 02, 2016

The paper map: Obsolete? Or old school trucker standby still?

So the 36th edition of Rand McNally’s Motor Carriers' Road Atlas hit the newsstands this week and of course it got me thinking: do the bulk....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 27, 2016

Defining the American Dream for trucking ... and the nation, too.

Is the "American Dream" becoming more out of reach to most of those employed in the trucking industry — especially truck drivers, who, despite recent....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 21, 2016

Cracking a cold Ferrari case

It’s not every day you recover a stolen Ferrari sports car; and it’s certainly even rarer to recover one lost to theft for nearly three....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 20, 2016

Financial worry: A possible recruiting tactic for trucking?

I’ve noted in this space before that growing concerns over finances within the U.S. workforce could be a key recruiting tactic for trucking,....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 19, 2016

Here come the headwinds for Class 8 production

The word “headwinds” always conjures up some bad mojo where trucking is concerned, but it seems such negative forces are growing for the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 18, 2016

The skills gap may be bigger than we think

Recently, there’s been lots of talk about the growing skills gap among younger workers, especially when it comes to professions critical to....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 15, 2016

Combining savings with protection to stem distracted driving

Just recently, vehicle navigation and mapping provider TomTom forged a partnership with Cellcontrol to install anti-distracted driving technology....More

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