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, Fuel

Trucking Takes Initial Steps Toward a Zero-Emission Future

Electric trucks Clockwise from top left: Navistar electric truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; Volvo VNR Electric by Volvo Trucks; Peterbilt 220 EV by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics; eCascadia by J.B. Hunt

Recent advances in electric-­vehicle technology and the broader movement to reduce carbon emissions are creating market conditions that are increasingly favorable for electrification.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Assembling the Autonomous Truck

Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2020
Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Port of LA Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China

Plus Plus

Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology

Descartes Bolsters Final-Mile Capabilities With ShipTrack Acquisition

Descartes/ShipTrack shiptrackapp.com

Transportation software firm Descartes Systems Group has purchased ShipTrack, a provider of shipment tracking technology for final-mile carriers, for about $19 million.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Daimler, Waymo Partner to Develop Autonomous Trucks

Daimler-Waymo autonomous truck illustration Daimler Trucks and Waymo are partnering to produce an autonomous Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Waymo Driver. (Waymo)

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have announced an agreement to produce highly automated Level 4 commercial vehicles by combining Daimler’s trucks with Waymo’s technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Trucking’s Digital Transformation Is Unlocking Next Level of Efficiency

Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy by Transport Topics

The digital transformation of the commercial transportation industry is setting the stage for further innovation that promises to unlock new levels of freight efficiency, technology executives said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

Paul Rosa Paul Rosa by Transport Topics

Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations, including installation of charging equipment, coordination with utility companies and exploring government incentives.

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

Tech Investments Prove Vital During Pandemic, McLeod Says

Tom McLeod Tom McLeod, founder and CEO of McLeod Software, speaks during the company’s online-only 2020 user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Trucking and logistics companies that have been investing in technology to improve their operations also have been well-positioned to handle the disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, McLeod Software’s CEO said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 1, 2020
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

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