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, Equipment

Michelin Plans to Buy Brazilian Telematics Firm for $717 Million

Tire maker Michelin said it plans to purchase Sascar, a Brazilian fleet tracking and freight security company, for about $717 million.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 13, 2014
Business

Omnitracs Names Post President and COO; Ellis Departs Company

Trucking technology vendor Omnitracs has named David Post as its president and chief operating officer, marking the latest addition to its leadership team since Vista Equity Partners acquired the business from Qualcomm Inc. late last year.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 13, 2014
Business

U.S. Economic Growth Expected to Accelerate, ATA Says

The U.S. economy will accelerate during the remainder of this year after a tough first quarter, but rising operating costs will continue to limit fleets’ profitability, according to the latest forecast from the chief economist at American Trucking Associations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 12, 2014
Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

May Truck Orders Climb 14.2%

Class 8 truck sales climbed 14.2% in May from a year earlier, offering further evidence that the industry has begun to enter a growth cycle, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 4, 2014
Business

US Class 8 Fleet Expands to Largest Size on Record

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet grew to its largest size on record during the first quarter, expanding 3.2% from a year earlier, IHS Automotive reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 28, 2014
Business, Logistics

April Trailer Orders Rise 20.2%

Trailer orders rose 20.2% in April as demand for new equipment continued to surpass year-ago levels, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 27, 2014
Business, Technology

Fleets Increasingly Using Technology to Recruit Drivers, Executives Say

PRINCETON, N.J. — Fleet executives said they are increasingly using technology to aid recruitment and retention efforts as the industry’s driver shortage worsens.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 21, 2014
Business

PeopleNet Adds Integration With Canadian Tire-Pressure Monitoring Provider

PeopleNet Communications Corp. said it has integrated its onboard systems with Valor, a Canadian tire pressure monitoring provider.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 12, 2014
Business

Westport Launches Nat-Gas Engine in China

Westport Innovations said its joint venture with Chinese engine maker Weichai Power Co. has launched a new natural-gas engine to serve China’s rapidly growing market for trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 30, 2014
Business, Logistics

March Trailer Orders Surge 71.6%

Strong demand for new trailers continued in March as order activity surged 71.6% from the same month a year ago, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 29, 2014