Seth Clevenger

Seth Clevenger

Managing Editor, Features


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 

Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Daimler, Torc Begin Testing Self-Driving Trucks in Virginia

DTNA test truck A Freightliner Cascadia test truck outfitted with Torc’s self-driving software and lidar sensors, cameras and radar. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary, Torc Robotics, the companies said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Chairman Barry Pottle Says Trucking Industry Must Attract Workers at Younger Ages

American Trucking Associations Chairman Barry Pottle Barry Pottle speaks at McLeod Software's 2019 user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DENVER — Barry Pottle, the chairman of American Trucking Associations, said enhancing the industry’s public image and expanding its appeal to younger workers will be key to attracting the next generation of drivers and technicians.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

McLeod Expands AI, Driver Choice in Time of Transformational Change

Tom McLeod Tom McLeod says the trucking industry is undergoing a time of significant change, but change can yield opportunity. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DENVER — Harnessing artificial intelligence and enabling more driver input are among the ways McLeod Software is participating in what CEO Tom McLeod described as a time of transformational change for the trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 28, 2019
Business, Top 100

Insourcing Versus Outsourcing Final-Mile Transportation

Aaron's Delivery Truck Aaron's has opted to keep its delivery service in-house. (Wikicommons)

As demand for file-mile delivery continues to expand, retailers must decide whether to outsource home delivery to a third-party carrier or handle it in-house through a private fleet.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand

Udelv Autonomous Truck Rapid e-commerce growth has ushered in new final mile methods and technologies, like Udelv's autonomous delivery. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-mile delivery.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

US Foods truck US Foods expanded its tractor count by more than 30% from last year. (US Foods)

While stability reigns across much of this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list, the new rankings do reflect some significant shake-ups.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Cites Increase in Active Safety Adoption

DTNA executives outline the company's active safety adoption. From left: Howard, Kurschner and Romanaggi provide a business update. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Executives at Daimler Trucks North America cited an increase in customer take rates for active safety technology and provided updates on the manufacturer’s initiatives to enhance maintenance and customer service during a press event here Aug. 20.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

First Electric Freightliner eCascadia Models Enter Freight Operations at NFI, Penske

Penske, NFI eCascadias Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will operate the first two electric Freightliner eCascadia models in Southern California. (Daimler Trucks North America)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America has handed over its first two battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia models to NFI and Penske Truck Leasing for use in their daily freight operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

ZF Showcases Steering Assistance as Next Advance in Truck Safety

ZF showcases its lane-change assist feature ZF showcases its lane-change assist feature, which uses vibration at the steering wheel to warn the driver and prevent accidents caused by lane changes. (ZF Group)

EAST LIBERTY, Ohio — ZF Group recently showcased its latest automated steering technology, offering a preview of the next advances in driver assistance that will soon become available in commercial trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 17, 2019
Business, Technology

Lanehub to Reward Shippers for Helping Fleets Secure Backhauls

Lanehub Anheuser-Busch items in a warehouse. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Lanehub, a provider of freight lane matching services, said it will soon begin providing financial incentives to shippers that help their contract carriers find backhaul opportunities with other shippers in its collaborative freight network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 17, 2019