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

27 Apr 2017
Future partners focus on better utilizing assets as excess capacity keeps pressure on truckload rates.
01 Feb 2017
Largest US logistics provider sees "meaningful" bid activity ahead in 2017.
01 Feb 2017
Expectations of rising transportation rates have more shippers looking at alternative routes, and not just rails.
31 Jan 2017
Rattled by the prospect of higher truck rates, shippers are looking at new negotiating strategies to protect savings.
27 Jan 2017
Two of the largest US truckload carriers report rising contract rates. As pressure on pricing slowly builds, shippers want to talk.
26 Jan 2017
Speakers at the SMC3 Jump Start 2017 conference expect truckload and LTL rates to move up, modestly, in 2017.

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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