JOC Guide to Trucking

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

18 Aug 2014
As trucks travel interstate highways, 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.
03 Apr 2014
Three Texas-based companies are rushing to stake a claim in the shale oil and natural gas boom, merging to create a new energy transportation and logistics firm.
02 Apr 2014
After three years of acquisitions, Celadon is selling its truck leasing portfolio for 600 tractors to Element Financial for $53 million, reducing debt and paving a route to greater expansion.
31 Mar 2014
With truckload capacity tight across the U.S., carriers are rethinking their rate expectations for 2014, preparing for higher price hikes, a first quarter Transport Capital Partners survey shows.
27 Mar 2014
March hasn't brought shippers relief from rising spot market truckload rates, as intense activity in some markets continues to keep single truck prices at a premium.
27 Mar 2014
Canada's largest trucking operator, holding company TransForce, completed its acquisition of Vitran, increasing its LTL market share in Canada and raising its North American profile.

Commentary

Increasing connectivity for trucks is making possible an “Internet of Transportation Things.” What changes will that bring?

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.