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

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

Saia has expansion on the mind despite a fall in LTL shipment volume in the third quarter.
26 Oct 2016
Cranking up profits and gaining freight, the multiregional less-than-truckload carrier looks to fill one of the last large gaps in its coverage.
Lower economic activity and high inventories have sent spot market truckload rates tumbling even lower than they fell in 2015, and are not expected to disappear any time soon.
17 Aug 2016
Whether the economy improves in the second half of 2016 or slides toward recession, trucking companies will have to travel in new directions, driven by high inventories, e-commerce, new regulations and increasingly complex supply chains.
Big rigs pack into a California Pilot Travel Center after the Blue Cut fire closed the I-15. Credit: @KTLA.
17 Aug 2016
The Blue Cut wildfire, which cut off road and rail traffic in the Cajon Pass, northeast of L.A. and the Inland Empire, is causing shipping detours and delays.
16 Aug 2016
The second round of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions constraints for heavy trucks gives manufacturers through 2027 to meet most stringent limits.
16 Aug 2016
Technology platform will enable dispatchers and drivers at small companies that contract with the logistics to book loads, assign them to trucks and track vehicles and shipments.
15 Aug 2016
The automated truck won't arrive overnight, but evolve over time, as individual components prove themselves, Kenworth executives say.


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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