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

20 Jan 2017
Landstar's new logistics center in Laredo will handle more than truckload freight as the company expands its cross-border business.
19 Jan 2017
Shippers show they are willing to pay more for dedicated capacity, and J.B. Hunt is happy to oblige.
19 Jan 2017
The prospect of a stronger US economy later in the year has many truck shippers advancing contract talks and freight bids to the first quarter, while carriers "hedge their bets."
18 Jan 2017
A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.
17 Jan 2017
Former truck dispatcher ordered to surrender gains from invoice fraud to Oklahoma company, federal government.
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.

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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