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

News & Analysis

21 Oct 2016
Old Dominion Freight Lines avoided damage and used technology and phones to keep close contact with customers as storm and flooding pummeled its home state.
20 Oct 2016
Even when volumes rise, lower revenue shows impact of reduced rates and fuel surcharges at publicly owned carriers.
18 Oct 2016
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
18 Oct 2016
US shippers may be concerned about trucking rate hikes in 2017 and 2018, but pricing power isn't likely to slip away from them soon.
17 Oct 2016
Quarterly net profit dropped at the third-largest trucking operator for the first time since early 2014, thanks to lower truckload and intermodal rates. Dedicated is an exception.
14 Oct 2016
The Teamsters' long-haul campaign to organize XPO Logistics, as well as FedEx Freight, unfolds terminal by terminal, court decision by court decision.


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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