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

Special Coverage

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is offering a big pay hike to accident- and ticket-free solo truck drivers, a route other trucking companies may choose in 2016.

News & Analysis

27 May 2016
An increase in Asian freight shipped straight to Mexico means fewer trucks heading south from the U.S., tighter capacity for northbound shipments.
19 May 2016
Despite "positive" economic indicators, freight volumes seem stuck at a "standstill."
17 May 2016
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
16 May 2016
Warehouse capacity in the U.S. is at the tightest level "ever observed," one real estate firm says.
13 May 2016
High levels of inventory continue to depress freight demand and help create excess truck capacity.
12 May 2016
Cass/Avondale indices for April show continued decline in truckload and intermodal pricing.

Commentary

Shippers should thoroughly vet their current carrier’s logging platforms, and if they aren’t utilizing electronic logging devices or plan to, create a transition plan. Carriers suggesting ELDs are a negative should be a red flag.

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.