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 21, 2016

Trucking security: It can’t be an afterthought

The truck-based terrorist attack that occurred in Berlin, Germany, this week – an attack that claimed 12 lives and injured 49 others – is....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 19, 2016

Tapping military skills for trucking

So last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” organization, in partnership with Kenworth Truck Co....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 15, 2016

Retention: It’s not just a trucking problem

“Any trucking company with 100% turnover does not have a driver shortage; they have a hell of an HR [human resource] problem and that has to do....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 14, 2016

Eyeing better integration of truck service data

One of the many beefs with trying to use truck data for better maintenance revolves the number of systems managers and technicians need to access in....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 13, 2016

Service sells trucks … and everything else, too

W. M. "Rusty" Rush – chairman, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises – has always spoken in fairly blunt terms about what makes....More
in Trucks at Work Dec 09, 2016

Don’t dismiss small trucking companies just yet

I’m as guilty as anyone in terms of predicting the demise of the small motor carrier – overlooking, as many in trucking do, that 90% or....More
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

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