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

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
Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China

Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology

Descartes Bolsters Final-Mile Capabilities With ShipTrack Acquisition

Transportation software firm Descartes Systems Group has purchased ShipTrack, a provider of shipment tracking technology for final-mile carriers, for about $19 million.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Daimler, Waymo Partner to Develop Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have announced an agreement to produce highly automated Level 4 commercial vehicles by combining Daimler’s trucks with Waymo’s technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Trucking’s Digital Transformation Is Unlocking Next Level of Efficiency

The digital transformation of the commercial transportation industry is setting the stage for further innovation that promises to unlock new levels of freight efficiency, technology executives said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations, including installation of charging equipment, coordination with utility companies and exploring government incentives.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2020