JOC Guide to Trucking

In its annual Guide to Trucking, JOC.com looks at some of the major issues facing the trucking industry and its customers, including the financial health of motor carriers, the driver shortage and trends in trucking capacity. The 2014 guide examines how the truck is becoming a node in an always expanding “Internet of Things.” The vehicle that used to transport freight alone is now delivering data, and lots of it. Onboard sensors are collecting, sending and receiving information, with the lion’s share going to and coming from a fleet management system. But as technology advances, the truck is being knit into a broader, more open network.

The guide features a comprehensive listing of the largest truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, ranked by revenue, as well as the top refrigerated, tank truck and flatbed operators. And the guide includes a directory with information on more than 130 motor carriers in the U.S. and Canada.

JOC Directory of Trucking

News & Analysis

13 Jan 2017
Trucking companies that lease equipment to drivers and treat them as owner-operators need to review their practices in light of a decision that classified drivers who leased equipment from Swift Transportation as employees.
13 Jan 2017
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
11 Jan 2017
US official says excessive detention of truck drivers by shippers or receivers is an issue best handled by industry, rather than government intervention.
09 Jan 2017
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
06 Jan 2017
Trucking costs in Mexico may rise 8 to 14 percent, Transplace said, as carriers react to state-imposed fuel price increases. 
06 Jan 2017
For-hire trucking employment rose to a new high in December, but carriers are hitting a hiring ceiling.

Commentary

As ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft become ubiquitous and stories about driverless cars and trucks dominate the news, the trucking industry is stealthily starting to use autonomous vehicle, or AV, technology to increase efficiency and safety.

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