JOC Guide to Trucking

JOC Guide to Trucking

In its annual Guide to Trucking, 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

Special Coverage

For-hire trucking companies slow hiring as payrolls hit seven-year highs, wait for signs freight demand will strengthen.

News & Analysis

21 Nov 2015
The National Automobile Dealers Association raised its forecast for 2016 U.S. car and light truck sales to 17.7 million units, a record high that will drive automotive freight and logistics demand.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
20 Nov 2015
The Cass Truckload Linehaul Rate Index and Intermodal Pricing Index show the year-over-year growth in truckload pricing slowing to a crawl, while intermodal pricing falls lower.
18 Nov 2015
Several long-anticipated rules and proposals for trucking may hit the Federal Register in the next two weeks, including the electronic logging mandate, a final rule on driver coercion and proposals on carrier safety ratings and truck speed limiters.
18 Nov 2015
More "abundant" truck capacity hasn't diminished shipper interest in dedicated truck fleets, as hardware retailer True Value demonstrated in a new agreement with Ryder System.
17 Nov 2015
ODFL is offering some shippers a chance to ditch fuel surcharges, a step that could lead to LTL pricing more closely aligned with service and actual costs.


It's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and shippers need to pitch in. Those that don't become more "driver-centric" in their outlook will face rising costs, and potential penalties under new regulations.


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.