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

ATA Addresses Key Issues at MCE

Chris Spear, Harold Sumerford Jr. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Spear (from left), Sumerford and Garner Brumbaugh at the closing press conference Oct. 26. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trucking industry leaders addressed key challenges including a worsening labor shortage and supply chain bottlenecks and looked forward to a long-sought win on infrastructure funding during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members From left: Thomas, Mercadante, Oreskovic and Garcia speak on the panel. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Elected ATA’s 77th Chairman

Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman at the closing banquet for the 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations closed out its 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition with a celebratory evening after electing Harold Sumerford Jr. as the federation’s 77th chairman.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Business

Bon Jovi Rocks Trucking Execs at Freightliner Customer Event

BonJovi at MCE Bon Jovi performs at Ascent Amphitheater in Nashville, Tenn., in the Freightliner and Western Star 2021 customer appreciation event. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iconic rock band Bon Jovi was the surprise entertainment at the Freightliner and Western Star 2021 customer appreciation event.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Highlights Fuel Economy, Driver-Comfort Features

Mack Anthem Mack Anthem on display by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mack Trucks Inc. showcased its latest efforts to maximize fuel economy and enhance safety through engine refinements, improved aerodynamics and driver-assistance features at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Trucks Outlines Next Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transport Vision

Volvo Trucks North America's Peter Voorhoeve Voorhoeve says Volvo intends to offer a fossil-free vehicle lineup by 2040. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volvo Trucks is ramping up sales and deliveries of battery-electric trucks while also reducing carbon emissions within its own facilities and supply chain in North America as part of its global efforts to improve environmental sustainability.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Charging Infrastructure Key Factor for Electric Truck Deployments

Charging Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at the session about EV charging infrastructure. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As trucking fleets test and deploy their first electric-powered commercial trucks, they will need to navigate a learning curve that extends far beyond the vehicle itself.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2021
Business, Technology

J.J. Keller Launches VideoProtects Service for Geotab Users

JJ Keller software Fleet managers can review video clips of dangerous driving events to support driver coaching. (J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.)

Fleet safety and regulatory compliance firm J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced its VideoProtects video monitoring service for companies using Geotab’s connected-vehicle technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

iTECH: New Look With a Familiar Feel

iTECH cover image

When Transport Topics published the inaugural issue of iTECH in April 2001, the trucking industry was only just beginning to realize the enormous potential for information technology to revolutionize business management. A lot has changed since then, and now, so has iTECH.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 10, 2021
Business

Market Shifts, Mergers Alter Private Fleet Sector Rankings

A Tyson Foods truck on an interstate A Tyson Foods truck rolls down an interstate highway. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The largest private carriers in North America participate in many segments of the economy, from agriculture to manufacturing and retail. All of them have been dealing with various forms of disruption during the past year.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 27, 2021

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