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, Equipment

McLeod Expands Data Analytics, Introduces New Web User Interface

McLeod CEO Tom McLeod outlines product updates and industry trends at the 2022 McLeod Software user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — McLeod Software is expanding its data analytics and business intelligence capabilities along with other tools designed to help its carrier and freight broker customers navigate an uncertain business environment.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Mapping the Journey to Cloud Computing

Jennifer Lin and Scott Guthrie Trimble's Jennifer Lin (left) and Microsoft's Scott Guthrie discuss cloud-migration strategies during Trimble Transportation’s technology conference and expo in Orlando, Fla. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

For com­panies that have imple­mented on-premise software systems to run mission-­critical business processes, it’s not always so simple to take advantage of the benefits of modern cloud architecture.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2022
Business, Private

Top 100 Private Carriers Expand Fleets Despite Challenges

Photo collage representing the top five companies on the Private Carriers list Clockwise from top left: Pepsi Co., Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News, Sysco Corp., US Foods via Facebook, Performance Food Group via Facebook

Even under the uncertain business environment of the past year, a majority of the companies that appear on Transport Topics’ 2022 Top 100 Private Carriers list were able to expand their fleet operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private

Private Fleets, Shippers Harness Digitization to Improve Operations

People sharing information on electronic devices PeopleImages/Getty Images

CHICAGO — The growing adoption of information technology in the transportation industry is creating new opportunities for shippers and private fleets to enhance logistics planning and improve the driver experience.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Private

Private Fleet Sector Rankings Reflect Growth, Acquisitions

Sysco Corp. ranks No. 1 in the food service sector Sysco Corp. ranks No. 1 in the food service sector. (Sysco Corp. via Facebook)

The largest private carriers in North America represent a broad range of industries, from food and beverage distribution to the oil and gas sector and just about everything in between. Here are our 2022 rankings in more than a dozen sectors.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Private

Private Fleets Sharpen Focus on Driver Satisfaction

Dot Transportation driver Pam Richardson Dot Transportation driver Pam Richardson (Dot Transportation)

In light of the many supply chain disruptions and market shifts of the past few years, shippers have been working to improve the efficiency and reliability of their private fleet operations, starting with an even sharper focus on attracting and retaining professional drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Daimler, Waymo Partner on Autonomous Test in Texas

Daimler Waymo vehicles Waymo

Waymo will soon begin on-highway testing of self-driving Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with redundant systems and components designed to eventually support unmanned operation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trimble Invests in Cloud Migration to Enhance Supply Chain

Trimble CEO Rob Painter “We believe deeply that the world is moving to a cloud-first world,” Trimble CEO Rob Painter says. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trimble is accelerating its shift toward cloud computing to further connect data and workflows in the freight transportation industry and enable closer collaboration across the supply chain.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 17, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Truck Developers Must Address Technical Concerns

Kodiak Robotics truck Kodiak Robotics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous truck developers are making steady progress toward commercialization, but these companies and their future fleet customers will need to address a variety of technical issues and other operational concerns to integrate this technology into the freight transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 21, 2022
Business, For-Hire

2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers List Illustrates Growth of Large Fleets

UPS, FedEx and XPO Logistics rank 1-3 among the 2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers UPS, FedEx and XPO Logistics rank 1-3 among the 2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers. (UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and XPO Logistics Inc.)

Despite lingering supply chain disruptions and an extremely tight labor market, most of the largest for-hire motor carriers in North America achieved significant revenue gains and higher profits last year. That extraordinary business growth is clearly reflected on the 2022 edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 17, 2022

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