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. 


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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies

XPO Logistics truck. XPO Logistics easily retained its top spot on this year's list, but that might not be the case for that much longer. (TT File Photo)

The logistics business is evolving rapidly as companies invest in technology to boost efficiency and meet shippers’ rising expectations, but Transport Topics’ annual ranking of the largest third-party logistics companies in North America reveals few changes at the top this year.

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

How 3PLs Are Evolving to Stay Competitive

Inside the Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters of Atlantic Logistics. Inside the Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters of Atlantic Logistics. (James Crichlow/Atlantic Logistics)

Although demand for logistics services likely will increase in the decade ahead, freight brokers and 3PLs will need to adapt and evolve to remain relevant in this rapidly changing industry. Part of our 2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings package.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

While Self-Driving Car Hype Decelerates, Automated Trucks Grab Attention at CES

Plus.ai vehicle Self-driving truck startup Plus.ai showcases tractors outfitted with its technology at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Even as automated vehicle developers tamped down inflated expectations for fully self-driving passenger cars at CES 2020, several companies continued to tout the market potential for highly automated commercial vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Taking Truck Technology Mainstream

Nikola Two The Nikola Two tractor on display at CES. Nikola has partnered with Ryder System for maintenance and distribution of its zero-emissions trucks. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Highlighting the role of technology in freight transportation could broaden the industry’s appeal to a new generation of workers and entrepreneurs who just might consider careers in this essential business.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2020
Business

DTNA Reorganizes Business Into On-Highway, Vocational Segments

Daimler trucks Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America is reorganizing its business into two segments, on-highway and vocational, in an effort to better meet the needs of fleet customers in both categories.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 2, 2020
Business, Equipment

At Closing Banquet, Earnhardt Highlights Technician Development

TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt at closing banquet Earnhardt at closing banquet by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Stacy Earnhardt took the reins as general chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council here Feb. 26 at the closing banquet of TMC’s annual meeting and emphasized the importance of not only recruiting, but also supporting a new generation of diesel technicians.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 2, 2020
Business, Technology

E-Smart Adds Features to Active Speed-Management System

Mathieu Boivin Boivin at E-Smart’s exhibit at TMC’s 2020 annual meeting in Atlanta. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — E-Smart is expanding the fleet-management capabilities available for its intelligent speed-management system as the business moves forward as a stand-alone company.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2020
Business

TMC Presents Awards to Industry Leaders at Annual Meeting

TMC Kenneth Calhoun (left), receives the Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award from TMC's Robert Braswell. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations recognized several industry leaders and professionals with awards for their service on Feb. 26 during the council’s 2020 annual meeting.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2020

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