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

DTNA’s O’Leary Reflects on Time of Transition for Company, Class 8 Market

DTNA CEO John O'Leary Daimler Truck North America CEO John O'Leary, shown at TMC 2022, served as the company's chief financial officer for eight years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

John O’Leary’s first year as CEO of Daimler Truck North America has been an eventful one. “It’s just been this whirlwind of activity, one thing after another,” O’Leary said during a one-on-one interview with Transport Topics on March 8 at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Clarience Partners With Wabash, Meritor on Connected Truck, Trailer Applications

Clarience Technologies Nada Jiddou with Clarience addresses the media. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking technology and component provider Clarience Technologies has formed partnerships with trailer maker Wabash National Corp. and industry supplier Meritor Inc. on connected truck and trailer capabilities.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

DTNA’s O’Leary Urges Fleets to Prepare Now for Electric, Automated Future

John O'Leary John O' Leary by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary urged fleets and maintenance shops to begin planning for the emergence of electric-powered and increasingly automated trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Velociti Enhances VeloCare Technology Maintenance Program

Velociti Powell speaks at the conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Velociti has expanded its VeloCare technology maintenance program with more operational support and new customization and visibility features.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 9, 2022
Business, Fuel

Amerit Fleet Solutions Rolls Out EV Maintenance Programs

Amerit booth in the TMC exhibit hall An attendee strolls past the Amerit booth in the exhibit hall at the Orange County Convention Center. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Amerit Fleet Solutions has set out to create a national network of certified technicians trained to perform maintenance and repair work on electric vehicles for fleet customers in markets across the country.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Automated Truck Developers Discuss Path to Commercialization

Jamie Hoffacker Jamie Hoffacker by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Several developers of automated driving technologies for heavy-duty trucks provided an update on their on-road testing and commercialization plans at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Touts Electric Terminal Tractors

NACFE's Mike Roeth Roeth says Introducing electric terminal tractors can help pave the way for other applications that might be more challenging. (John Somers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — As fleets consider introducing battery-electric trucks into their freight operations, electric terminal tractors can make a great first step on that journey, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 7, 2022
Business, Technology

Mitchell 1 Introduces Interactive Wiring Diagrams, Time-Management Tools

Ben Mitchell Ben Johnson of Mitchell 1 by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Maintenance shop technology vendor Mitchell 1 has introduced interactive wiring diagrams and new time-management tools designed to help technicians more efficiently repair modern trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2022
Business, Technology

High-Tech Recruiting Battles

hands on wheel welcomia/Getty Images

Professional drivers are any trucking company’s greatest asset. That’s true regardless of market conditions, but it becomes especially clear when the recruiting pipeline begins to run dry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

Waymo to Haul Freight for C.H. Robinson in Texas Tests

A Waymo Via autonomous truck Waymo Via will use its test fleet of self-driving Class 8 tractors to haul freight between Dallas and Houston for C.H. Robinson customers. (Waymo)

Logistics giant C.H. Robinson is collaborating with Waymo to introduce autonomous trucks into its freight network, starting with multiple pilots in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 16, 2022

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