Seth Clevenger

Seth Clevenger

Managing Editor, Features

@sethclevenger

Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics. He plans, writes and edits news features for Transport Topics’ weekly newspaper, supplemental publications and TTNews.com. 


Business, Technology

Trucking’s Trade Shows Go Virtual

With the human and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic weighing heavily on the country and the world, 2020 has been anything but a normal year for the commercial transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 25, 2020

Honoring Trucking’s Essential Workers

A collage of Trucking's Frontline Heroes

Professional truck drivers and other workers in the transportation industry have always performed indispensable jobs, but many have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus pandemic. This special commemorative microsite, Trucking’s Frontline Heroes, captures the stories of these workers who have made personal sacrifices to help fuel the nation’s response to COVID-19.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Breaking News

Omnitracs to Acquire Onboard Video Firm SmartDrive

The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 MCE in San Diego The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has agreed to acquire SmartDrive Systems, one of the transportation industry’s largest providers of onboard cameras and video-based safety systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers List

Pepsi truck PepsiCo Inc. is No. 1 in the rankings. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Through financial and logistical challenges, the companies on this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list have been finding ways to navigate this turbulent time while ensuring that shipments continue to reach their destinations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trimble Aims to Streamline Supply-Chain Collaboration

James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation, speaks during the opening session at the company's virtual user conference Aug. 24, 2020. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Trimble Transportation has set out to create a more seamless and transparent supply chain by enabling closer collaboration among carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

Map shows planned rollout of TuSimple's Autonomous Freight Network TuSimple

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

UPS Truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed 2020 into a challenging and unprecedented year for the trucking industry, but at least for now, Transport Topics' annual ranking of the largest for-hire carriers in North America remains fairly stable.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Rises to Meet Unprecedented Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris and Megan Lyndberg offer a free lunch to a truck driver. Chris and Megan Lyndberg offer a free lunch to a truck driver at an Arizona rest area as part of a driver appreciation event during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Matt York/Associated Press)

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains and caused severe business challenges for many fleets, but it also will be remembered as a time when the trucking industry’s essential role within our society has never been clearer.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

5G and the Future of Fleet Communications

The much-hyped rollout of 5G networks is underway in the United States, and this fifth generation of wireless technology promises to deliver faster connections and ­greater capacity. But what will the emergence of 5G mean for trucking companies?

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 22, 2020
Business, Technology

Electric Trucks: Uncharted Territory for Maintenance

Electric truck/ TransPower

The introduction of electric-powered trucks will open up a whole new world for fleet maintenance. Although these zero-emissions trucks are only just beginning to hit the road through fleet testing, repair technicians eventually will need to learn how to work on these vehicles as they begin to penetrate the truck market in the years ahead.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 24, 2020

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