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

For late adopters of ELDs simplicity will be the key

in Trucks at Work Mar 27, 2017
So I got a few minutes to talk with Norm Ellis, president of EROAD, here at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual convention in Nashville,......

A look into trucking’s Oompa-Loompa files

in Trucks at Work Mar 21, 2017
Now, no one panic! This isn’t the beginning of an ode to that 1971 classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the oddest of its......

Safety technology? Great. Self-driving technology? Not so much.

in Trucks at Work Mar 20, 2017
Re-insurance giant Munich Re recently conducted a survey among 1,001 U.S....

It’s not a lock that good times lay ahead for trucking

in Trucks at Work Mar 17, 2017
There are certainly good trend lines developing for trucking right now – orders are strengthening nicely for trucks and trailers, for starters......

Not to make fun of YRC’s trucks, but …

in Trucks at Work Mar 15, 2017
It’s becoming a noted axiom in trucking these days that new trucks, despite an often bigger sticker price, offer better fuel economy and......

Procuring higher quality replacement truck parts

in Trucks at Work Mar 10, 2017
The quest to obtain good quality replacement parts for newer and older model trucks, much less for trailers and other trucking equipment, at prices......