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

21 Jun 2016
Inventory destocking is likely under way, but the process will probably be slow.
20 Jun 2016
U.S. regulators are taking further steps toward a rulemaking on the detention of truck drivers by shippers and their customers.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
15 Jun 2016
An online marketplace for dynamic less-than-truckload spot rates is expanding rapidly as technology helps shippers, carriers meet goals.
14 Jun 2016
Canadian freight operator Manitoulin Global Forwarding added temperature-controlled trucking to its portfolio.
10 Jun 2016
The NFI Industries case is unusual, but not the first such whistleblower action in trucking.

Commentary

The evidence is overwhelming that the younger the driver, the greater the risk of road accidents and fatalities.

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.