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

21 Apr 2017
Spot market truckload rates are rising on higher demand, but contract rate hikes are being slowed by market uncertainty and excess capacity.
13 Apr 2017
Knowledge is power in contract talks, shippers at the NASSTRAC conference say.
12 Apr 2017
Knight-Swift merger, Schneider public offering, seen triggering more truckload acquisitions, consolidation, and soon.
07 Apr 2017
Logistics providers will need to "roll up their sleeves" as Uber Freight rolls into brokerage, speakers tell TIA conference.
04 Apr 2017
New service aims to smooth cross-border hurdles for shippers and provide greater supply chain visibility.
03 Apr 2017
Electronic logging of truck driver hours will run smack into congestion and delays at ports and rail yards, forcing changes to drayage operations and threatening higher costs.

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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