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 Jul 19, 2016

Put the smartphone down, get an insurance discount?

Here’s an interesting finding from a survey of motorists conducted across the pond in the United Kingdom: while a goodly majority think driving....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 15, 2016

The truck as a weapon of terror … again

The horrific terror attack committed in Nice, France, highlights a disturbing use for the everyday commercial truck, one most of us in this industry....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 14, 2016

Can trucking prosper in a free shipping-minded world?

The demand for free shipping, especially for e-commerce goods, seems to be placing greater and greater stress on last-mile delivery networks....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 13, 2016

There are many rules and issues outside of trucking to worry about

Much of the industry is rightly focused on dealing with the impacts of major trucking regulations now dropping upon the heads of motor carriers large....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 12, 2016

The hunt for workers goes on

It’s certainly no secret that finding and keeping workers is getting to be pretty tough task for many businesses today, especially in trucking....More
in Trucks at Work Jul 11, 2016

E-commerce, free shipping, and trucking

You see it almost every day now in the online retailing world, advertised usually in big, bold letters: free shipping....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 30, 2016

Of Millennials and freight

Is the Millennial generation a bunch of no-good whining slackers? Or are they poised to totally re-shape the concept of “work” as we know....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 29, 2016

Distraction is everywhere: Behind the wheel, on the sidewalk …

Did you know that the 4th of July holiday period is now one of the deadliest stretches of days for motorists on U.S. highways? That caught me by....More
in Trucks at Work Jun 28, 2016

The MV-1: A truck for the disabled

This week, the fifth annual Roll on Capitol Hill event came to my town; a gathering of 150 disability advocates who want to figure out ways to....More

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