JOC Guide to Trucking

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

29 Jan 2015
Ripples from West Coast port congestion are striking the U.S.
29 Jan 2015
A fresh round of investment will help Cargomatic bring its on-demand local trucking technology to shippers in new U.S. markets.
29 Jan 2015
Surpassing 30 million total miles, the natural gas trucks operated by Ryder System and its customers demonstrate the efficacy of natural gas as a vehicle fuel.
28 Jan 2015
Low fuel prices and intermodal improvements delivered record fourth-quarter profits to Marten Transport, as the refrigerated carrier got more money out of its rolling assets.
27 Jan 2015
Canada's second-largest LTL operator pushed deeper into Western Canada by acquiring a division of Alberta-based Hi-Way 13.
27 Jan 2015
After rising past $2 billion in revenue, non-asset Total Quality Logistics is expanding its physical network in North Carolina, opening an office in Durham.

Commentary

An owner-operator shares some often overlooked facts about U.S. truck driver hours of service rules and how they affect his business.

Video

The second part of a special program on Overnite Transportation founder J. Harwood Cochrane, 100 years old, and the rise of the trucking industry.
JOC Senior Editor William B. Cassidy meets with Overnite Transportation founder J. Harwood Cochrane and UPS Freight President Jack Holmes to talk about Cochrane’s life in trucking.