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 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
in Trucks at Work Apr 14, 2016

Electronic integration: Key to efficiency and profits for truckers?

So the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, in collaboration with DiCentral Corp., recently issued a research report that....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 13, 2016

Burly Man + Burly Truck = Burly Stunt

It’s another instant video marketing classic from Volvo Trucks; putting one of the strongest men on Earth behind the wheel of a tractor and....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 12, 2016

Dealerships, they are a changin’ …

One of the many mantras I’ve heard spoken by truck dealers large and small is that anyone can sell a truck in this industry one time. Selling....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 11, 2016

Focusing on work zone fatalities

Today marks the start of the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, an event sponsored jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 08, 2016

Dealing with distracted walking

Sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it? “Distracted walking.” Like who doesn’t let their mind wander off while walking down....More
in Trucks at Work Apr 06, 2016

Connecting vehicles to … well, everything

Think on this for a minute: the self-driving vehicles we all keep hearing about, well, they need to be connected to each other as well as the....More

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