Seth Clevenger

Managing Editor, Features


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 

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Some Self-Driving Truck Developers Make Case for Supervised Autonomy

While most developers of Level 4 autonomous truck technology are targeting driverless operation, some see near-term business cases for highly automated, self-driving trucks with a driver still in the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Raises $1.35 Billion Through IPO

Autonomous truck developer TuSimple raised $1.35 billion through its initial public offering, a move that will help fund the company’s push to commercialize self-driving trucks and expand its autonomous freight network across the United States.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

A Fresh Look at the 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies

Transport Topics has produced an annual ranking of the largest companies in this dynamic segment of the transportation business for nearly two decades, but much like the industry itself, this list continues to evolve.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Developer TuSimple Files for IPO

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple is moving forward with plans to become a publicly traded company.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

How Consolidation Is Reshaping Trucking’s Technology Sector

Consolidation has dramat­ically reshaped trucking’s technology market over the past decade, with dozens of software and telematics companies joining forces to create larger organizations with expanded capabilities and broader reach.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 19, 2021
Business, Technology

Trucking’s Shifting Technology Landscape

Motor carriers and logistics providers have been applying the latest technologies to help solve old challenges, such as driver recruiting and retention, regulatory compliance and moving freight more efficiently while ensuring highway safety.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA’s Outgoing CEO Roger Nielsen Reflects on Industry’s Transformation

Roger Nielsen’s four years as CEO of Daimler Trucks North America coincided with a time of rapid change in the commercial vehicle industry, highlighted by the introduction of electric-powered trucks and the continued advance of automated driving and connected vehicle technologies.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Trucking Takes Initial Steps Toward a Zero-Emission Future

Recent advances in electric-­vehicle technology and the broader movement to reduce carbon emissions are creating market conditions that are increasingly favorable for electrification.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Assembling the Autonomous Truck

Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2020