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 13, 2015

The attraction to distraction

Here’s a worrisome statistic: a recent U.S. survey found that 18% of those polled say they “cannot resist” the “urge”....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 10, 2015

Ramping up the “Toward Zero Deaths” policy effort

About five years ago I attended a transportation meeting hosted by the Swedish embassy in Washington D.C. that sought to spur a new strategic....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 09, 2015

Generating electric power from tires?

Here’s an interesting idea: converting the heat generated from rubber tires rolling down the road into electricity that can power an electric....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 06, 2015

Hike fuel taxes here, cut other taxes there

Increasingly these days when talk turns to the future of the U.S. surface transportation system, the discussion always seems to get log-jammed on a....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 05, 2015

It’s all about the extremes at the proving grounds

Talk about an experience in contrasts. The last time I visited Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s San Angelo Proving Grounds (SAPG) nearly nine....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 02, 2015

Lessons from Mr. Spock

For fans like me, the death of Leonard Nimoy last Friday – a man recognized the world over as half-human, half-Vulcan science office Spock on....More

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