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, Autonomous

Kenworth, Peterbilt Exhibit Electric Models at CES

Paccar and Peterbilt lineup at CES Battery-electric and automated trucks from Kenworth and Peterbilt by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Peterbilt Motors Co. highlighted their investments in commercial vehicle electrification by exhibiting a pair of battery-electric truck models at CES.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

CES Exhibitors Envision Electric, Automated Future for Trucking

Exhibit hall floor at CES 2020 CES 2020 attendees peruse the exhibits at the massive technology show in Las Vegas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Trucking industry innovators presented their visions for the future of freight here at CES 2020, showcasing technologies ranging from electric-powered trucks and automated driving systems to final-mile software and cybersecurity enhancements.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Dawn of Electric Trucks

Electric Trucks Hyundai showcases its hydrogen fuel cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune concept trailer at NACV 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The introduction of electric-powered commercial trucks continued to gain momentum in 2019 with more investment, more prototypes unveiled and more deployments in real-world freight operations. Read our Special Report.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics

Ike truck Self-driving truck developer Ike envisions automation shifting driver jobs from longhaul to shorthaul routes. (Ike)

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging technology will change the freight transportation industry in the decades ahead.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Top 50

North America's Busiest Cargo Airports

UPS Worldport UPS employees load containers onto planes at UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2012. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Where North American airports ranked in terms of cargo pounds transported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

The 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers: Growth Continues Despite Trade Tensions

A containership docked at the Port of Rotterdam. A containership docked at the Port of Rotterdam. (Katie Pyzyk for Transport Topics)

All but a handful of the companies ranked on the 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list posted higher freight revenues in 2018 than the previous year, as the majority of the world’s largest freight carriers continued to enjoy strong demand in many key markets.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt Outlines Time of Transition for Trucking

Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt said the commercial vehicle industry has entered a time of transition with the rise of electric-powered trucks, automated driving technology and connected vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Prepares for Electronic Braking Transition

TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business, said two trends are taking shape in trucking: highly automated driving and e-mobility. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems outlined its plans to support the trucking industry’s upcoming transition toward electronic braking systems and the introduction of automated steering controls in the commercial vehicle market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Sees Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Trucking’s Future

Daimler's Roger Nielsen Daimler's Roger Nielsen by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks has been investing heavily in battery-electric commercial vehicles, but the manufacturer also sees a place for hydrogen fuel-cell technology in the transportation industry’s long-term move toward zero emissions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Creates Electrification Business Unit, Unveils Battery-Electric Prototype

Navistar's electric-powered eMV Series prototype Navistar's electric-powered eMV Series prototype is unveiled at NACV. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Navistar announced it is forming a new business unit to support commercial vehicle electrification, and underscored that announcement by unveiling a battery-electric prototype truck Oct. 28 at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 29, 2019

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