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

24 Feb 2017
US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.
23 Feb 2017
Shipper demands for more integrated services helped spur merger of regional less-than-truckload carriers Central Freight Lines and Wilson Trucking.
21 Feb 2017
As XPO gains global scale, it is blending disparate networks to offer new services to shippers.
21 Feb 2017
An innovative shipping network reduces trucking costs and carbon output for the third-largest US importer.
17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability, or CSA, initiative.
16 Feb 2017
Echo Global Logistics sees need for even more optimization and analytics as online shopping begins to transform not just final-mile delivery but also middle-mile transport choices.

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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