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

Special Coverage

Truckload carriers of all sizes and types suffered in last year’s freight slump, but they did not suffer equally.

News & Analysis

22 Aug 2017
Acquisition of UGL will help nationwide drayage operator build density, add services in Chicago and throughout region.
15 Aug 2017
The US trucking industry still relies on a pre-regulatory-era pricing model after 30 years of freedom to change it.
15 Aug 2017
The 2017 JOC Directory of Trucking is a one-stop source of information for North American shippers and third-party logistics providers.
14 Aug 2017
Private equity firm Transplace management to buy company as shippers increasingly demand not just technology, but also realizing the value of that technology.
12 Aug 2017
Evidence shows shippers have pretty much exhausted the breathing room won in 2015 and 2016 after steep rate truck hikes in 2014. Now is the time for fresh planning.
03 Aug 2017
Shippers need to plan for multiple challenges when the electronic logging mandate takes effect.

Commentary

Instead of spending resources on uncertainty associated with getting legislative relief for heavier trucks, truckload carriers should focus on digging out of the pricing pothole.