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, 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Samsara Expands Connected Fleet Technology to Improve Driver Productivity, Boost Safety

Samsara Samsara CEO and co-founder Sanjit Biswas discusses the future of connected fleet operations on June 15 at the technology company’s inaugural user conference in San Francisco. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN FRANCISCO — Fleet technology supplier Samsara is rolling out product updates designed to streamline drivers’ daily routines, mitigate unsafe driving and improve fleet management, marking the latest steps in the company’s mission to make transportation operations more connected.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Firms Leverage Innovations to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

Locus Robotics Locus Robotics multi-bot picking system in a warehouse. (Locus Robotics)

CHICAGO — Trucking and logistics leaders said their companies’ investments in technology and more flexible service offerings have paid dividends during the supply chain turbulence of the past few years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 15, 2022
Business, Technology

Solera Sets Out to Build Unified Fleet Platform

Alberto Cairo Alberto Cairo, managing director of vehicle and fleet solutions at Solera, outlines the company’s plans to unify its trucking technology holdings into a single global platform. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NEW ORLEANS — In the span of a year, Solera Holdings quickly became one of the trucking industry’s largest technology suppliers through its acquisitions of Omnitracs, SmartDrive, eDriving and Spireon.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 25, 2022
Technology, Logistics

How AI Is Streamlining Freight Movement

While the concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new, rapid advances in this field are driving the future of software development in the freight transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 6, 2022

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