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

17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability or CSA initiative.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.
09 Feb 2017
The acquistion of the Evans Network of Companies, an intermodal operator, signals renewed interest in assets as well as technology.
08 Feb 2017
Large shippers seek integrated enterprise technology that provides greater visibility and control over execution and costs, but there's no "magic elixir."
06 Feb 2017
Narrowing gap between spot and contract truckload rates heightens expectations for broader price hikes.
06 Feb 2017
As larger carriers try to limit capacity to improve their pricing power, smaller companies may be rushing to fill the gap.

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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