Trucking Logistics

Trucking Logistics

Trucking news and expert analysis of trucking companies across the United States, from trucking industry news about such leading freight carriers as Swift Transportation and Old Dominion Freight Line to smaller regional trucking firms plying various cross-border and domestic routes.

The trucking industry landscape — both for asset and non-asset companies — is being transformed by new customer expectations and an explosion in logistics technology that amounts to a digital revolution. JOC coverage analyzes why and how transportation and logistics providers can either harness that technology or risk falling behind their competitors, unable to meet rising customer demands. For trucking companies and their customers, automating and improving processes also provides greater efficiencies and greater return on their investment.

JOC.com ranks the largest trucking companies each year and also provides rankings of the largest truckload and less-than-truckload carriers.

News & Analysis

03 Dec 2021
Technology systems used to identify first available empty return appointments at Los Angeles and Long Beach container terminals may be a key in unlocking congestion in the key import gateway.
22 May 2017
As a brokerage, Uber Freight wants drivers with trucks, not trucks without drivers.
19 May 2017
'Driver-centric' brokerage aims to unlock small-carrier capacity for freight shippers and give truck drivers a new pipeline of freight to tap.
19 May 2017
Although the harbor drayage community has known about the clean-truck mandate since 2008, only 46 percent of the trucks that pick up and deliver containers in Seattle and Tacoma are compliant.
18 May 2017
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
18 May 2017
A key driver in the increase is Russia’s new Platon toll system.
17 May 2017
TCI’s fiscal year 2016 to 2017 consolidated net earnings increased nearly 44 percent.
16 May 2017
In recent weeks some terminals have been struggling to handle a surge in new business.
15 May 2017
Long-haul truckload operator launches final-mile service using straight trucks, team drivers.
15 May 2017
North American railways and trucking companies are in a bare-knuckle, low-margin fight for domestic intermodal cargo.
15 May 2017
The purchase of last-mile logistics businesses in 2016 drove Schneider revenue higher despite a soft truckload market.
12 May 2017
Flexe's virtual next-day delivery network helps the "Airbnb of warehousing" deliver e-commerce fulfillment for shippers.
11 May 2017
As more consumers order heavier goods online, XPO and other last-mile logistics providers need more space.
11 May 2017
The distribution and fulfillment demands of Amazon.com will significantly disrupt traditional long-haul truckload shipping.
11 May 2017
Welch sees LTL carriers like YRC partnering with 3PLs in order to increase participation in e-commerce fulfillment
09 May 2017
A free container database shows how the sharing of electronic information can help the supply chain from BCOs to marine terminals.
08 May 2017
A 40 percent increase in residential business threw ABF Freight System's delivery network out of kilter in the first quarter.
06 May 2017
Less-than-truckload operator advances contract talks and said it takes more than price hikes to make a profit.
05 May 2017
More accurate predictions on chassis demand are needed to reduce equipment dislocations at container terminals.
05 May 2017
Competition for potential truck drivers is heating up as the United States nears "full employment."
05 May 2017
The $14.6 billion 3PL closed $716 million in new business in the quarter, including major logistics and intermodal deals.
05 May 2017
Two more companies have joined the Daseke family.
04 May 2017
Increases in profit, volume and revenue at XPO's LTL business underscore widening rift between LTL and truckload sector.
03 May 2017
TRAC, Flexi-Van, and DCLI now operate competing pools that don’t share equipment.
03 May 2017
Truckload and LTL carriers report higher number of shippers pressing for early contract talks amid concerns over capacity in second half.
02 May 2017
Eric Meek, former president and chief operating officer, has been replaced by Jonathan Russell.
02 May 2017
A private investment firm gives Roadrunner a big shot of capital as it reorders its trucking and logistics businesses and finances.
01 May 2017
The addition of seven feet and four additional pallet locations to the container means a 13 percent payload increase.
01 May 2017
Trucking company Saia rolled into the US Northeast Monday.
28 Apr 2017
“He isn’t focused on intermodal.”
27 Apr 2017
Future partners focus on better utilizing assets as excess capacity keeps pressure on truckload rates.
27 Apr 2017
Higher industrial output helped increase the frequency and weight of LTL shipments in the first quarter at Old Dominion Freight Line.
26 Apr 2017
Higher freight demand fails to absorb excess truckload capacity, pushing down rates and tightening margins for largest US freight broker.
25 Apr 2017
The new law is modeled on the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment, which took effect on July 1, 2016.
25 Apr 2017
More shippers are putting freight lanes up for bid, Covenant Transportation Group executives say.
25 Apr 2017
Installation of the new Tideworks Technology system at San Juan follows the rollout of the system last September at Crowley’s Port Everglades, Florida terminal.