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

22 Sep 2022
Domestic intermodal providers have not put peak season surcharges in place in Southern California this year, a far cry from the $5,000 per container surcharges in Los Angeles each of the last two years.
31 Jul 2017
The carrier said its multiple nightly truck operations boost capacity and route options for shippers.
27 Jul 2017
Shippers are shouldering the cost of a sudden and often unexplained increase in unpaid tolls racked up by independent drayage drivers.
27 Jul 2017
Mexican trucking companies are urging lawmakers to stiffen penalties against cargo robberies.
26 Jul 2017
The DOD’s US Transportation Command (Transcom) confirmed the contract this week.
25 Jul 2017
J.B. Hunt’s first acquisition in recent memory is neither in the first nor final-mile logistics space.
25 Jul 2017
“We expect contractual rates to begin to improve over the next few quarters.”
24 Jul 2017
Negotiations between JNPT officials and other stakeholders are said to be in progress to resolve the impasse.
20 Jul 2017
Increased second-quarter US industrial activity, consumer confidence primes freight market, pressures rates.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
19 Jul 2017
The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.
18 Jul 2017
APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.
18 Jul 2017
A key House committee wants the Department of Transportation to consider delaying its electronic logging mandate, adding more uncertainty to the debate about the regulation, which takes effect in December.
18 Jul 2017
XPO Logistics expects a healthy increase in revenue in the second quarter from the first quarter and a year ago, as freight demand in the US picks up.
17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
14 Jul 2017
Equipment providers in Southern California anticipate a relatively uneventful peak season this year in the largest US port complex.
13 Jul 2017
The pledge comes as Maersk Line recognizes concern among shippers at booking containers with the carrier while it limps back to a business-as-usual state.
12 Jul 2017
LA-LB container terminals are handling alliance changes and the recent APMT cyber attack with only minor glitches, so truckers are confident they will handle peak-season volumes without significant congestion.
12 Jul 2017
Some of the largest and most congested US metropolitan areas have shorter last-mile delivery runs on average than smaller cities, a CBRE survey shows.
10 Jul 2017
Seasonally adjusted employment numbers show trucking employment dropping since March, though raw data show gains. Will truckers shift from first mile to last mile?
07 Jul 2017
Online marketplaces and mobile apps are challenging decades-old business models for industrial distributors as use of e-commerce channels grows, a UPS survey finds.
06 Jul 2017
The $113 million acquisition of Interstate Distributor will give Heartland greater "depth" in important truck lanes and a roster of experienced drivers.
06 Jul 2017
The addition of The Steelman Companies follows mergers with Big Freight Systems and Schilli Companies, pushing Daseke revenue closer to $1 billion.
05 Jul 2017
Trucker frustration builds at delays at APM Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
03 Jul 2017
ArcBest subsidiary's "cubic minimum charge" is designed to help LTL carrier capture more costs.
03 Jul 2017
Lengthy truck lines continued outside APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey Monday on the third day of operations since a massive cyberattack last week on parent company Maersk Group shut down the facility.
29 Jun 2017
A coalition of groups is calling on the Port of New York and New Jersey to revive a plan to ban all trucks with engines from 2007 or older from the port, expressing health concerns.
28 Jun 2017
FedEx European subsidiary TNT Express is the second major transportation operator affected by a global cyberattack.
27 Jun 2017
The $42 million North Gate project is part of a larger investment the Virginia Port Authority has undertaken to improve productivity for shippers.
27 Jun 2017
A congressionally mandated study recommends a remake of the controversial Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, with a new methodology for determining whether trucking companies are safe or not.
26 Jun 2017
Amazon and Wal-Mart are squaring off in a retail "cold war" that will unfold online and in stores, reshaping logistics, speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference warn.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.
23 Jun 2017
GCT Bayonne, the first marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey to introduce an appointment system, will increase the number of reservation slots by more than 60 percent.
23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but Amazon.com has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
22 Jun 2017
Although May’s inventory-to-sales ratio, the final test for the theory, is still unavailable, other factors suggest the turnaround has begun.