Trucking Logistics

Trucking Logistics

Trucking news and detailed analysis of trucking companies across the United States from trucking industry leaders like Swift Transportation and Old Dominion Freight Line to smaller regional truckers plying various cross-border and domestic routes. JOC.com ranks the largest trucking companies each year and also provides rankings of the largest truckload and less-than-truckload carriers. 

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Feb 21, 2019 10:00AM EST
Mar 14, 2019 2:00PM EDT

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News & Analysis

19 Feb 2019
After doubling revenue through mergers in two years, specialized flatbed operator will double down on services, building back-office links among subsidiaries.
15 Feb 2019
Despite a forecast loss of $600 million in e-commerce revenue, XPO Logistics expects to increase revenue 3-5 percent in 2019, as it enters a more mature phase of growth.
14 Feb 2019
COO and soon-to-be CEO Bob Biesterfeld tells JOC.com US truckload rates are likely to continue to rise in 2019 despite a rebalancing of capacity.
13 Feb 2019
More diversified, balanced asset, non-asset services provide a hedge against economic swings for US shippers, truckload carriers
12 Feb 2019
New England Motor Freight will be delivered in "orderly" liquidation blamed on loss of key accounts, driver shortage, "onerous" union contract.
12 Feb 2019
Drayage operators surveyed by JOC.com say street turn opportunities are more plentiful than the industry may realize.
11 Feb 2019
Shevell Group's Chapter 11 filing involves 10 related businesses, including truckload carrier Eastern Freightways, Apex Logistics, and Carrier Industries, a warehousing and dedicated trucking business.
11 Feb 2019
The port authority aims to reduce pollution even as cargo volumes increase by removing aging drayage trucks from service.
08 Feb 2019
US truck capacity loosened significantly in the first quarter, especially on the spot market, but shippers shouldn't expect a "glut" of excess capacity this year.
06 Feb 2019
Collaboration is still high on the to-do list of US shippers and their transportation and logistics partners in 2019, despite slower economic expansion.
05 Feb 2019
A brave new world of complex supply chains, consumer demands, and urbanization means problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, regardless of the economic cycle.
04 Feb 2019
Trucking operator Schneider National is evolving to meet increased shipper expectations by harnessing new technology, adapting to new customer requirements, and focusing on higher productivity.
01 Feb 2019
The US economy won't run off the road this year, but keep an eye on trade, tariffs, and 2020, economists say at SMC3's Jump Start 2019 event.
A nacelle being transported.
31 Jan 2019
US ports specializing in the handling of wind components and the heavy-haul truck lines are gearing up for an increase in wind projects.
Containers stacked at a port.
30 Jan 2019
Stakeholders at the public container gateway worked harder to improve efficiency, amid ever-challenging market conditions.
Truck US.
30 Jan 2019
This stark rates dichotomy within the truckload industry is directly tied to shipping patterns.
A wind farm in the United States.
30 Jan 2019
Several US ports, many in the Gulf, are expecting a surge in wind cargo during the next 24 months.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Jan 2019
Container and chassis dwell times in Los Angeles-Long Beach edged lower in December.
BNSF Lot 16 truck congestion.
29 Jan 2019
Patience is the key right now, logistics professionals say, because many BCOs and truckers are dealing with the same challenges, caused by large volumes, a chassis shortage, and now Arctic cold.
Port of Oakland,
29 Jan 2019
Truck turn time information is the latest feature added to the Oakland portal.
Norfolk Southern.
29 Jan 2019
Ripples from last year’s ELD mandate are still reverberating down rail tracks.
DSV Logistics.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.
Port of Long Beach.
28 Jan 2019
The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are investing billions in physical infrastructure, digitization, and process improvements to relieve congestion and speed container transport.
Infographic: Where the US truck drivers are
28 Jan 2019
Since 2012, small trucking companies (100 trucks or fewer) have been hiring truck drivers twice as fast as large carriers (500+ trucks).
Port of New York and New Jersey.
25 Jan 2019
High cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey and shortened workweeks due to the holidays have prompted the call for Saturday hours.
Warehouse supply chain.
25 Jan 2019
Capacity may ebb and flow, but e-commerce will keep pressure on shippers to adopt technology and review supply chain strategies, says DHL Supply Chain’s Jim Monkmeyer.
Chassis stacked.
25 Jan 2019
The congestion is subsiding, according to draymen and logistics providers.
A truck being loaded.
25 Jan 2019
Sharing information on shipments digitally will help companies make more efficient use of existing capacity.
Infographic: LA-LB port pain points
25 Jan 2019
With 12 container terminals handling more than 16 million TEU per year, including 30,000 gate moves per day, Los Angeles-Long Beach is the nation's most complex port environment.
Blockchain pyramid.
24 Jan 2019
While blockchain has captured the imagination of the logistics world, it's important for most to focus on the application layer (actual solutions) and not so much on the underlying structure.
A truck travels on a US road.
24 Jan 2019
Many variables have affected capacity, but heightened economic activity has been the main factor squeezing US capacity since 2017.
A Union Pacific rail yard.
23 Jan 2019
The gridlock is another example of how a small piece of equipment can cause havoc to the supply chain.
A truck travels in California, United States.
23 Jan 2019
The hefty capital injection for NEXT, announced Wednesday, places it among the biggest individual raisers of capital in the most recent wave of logistics technology startups.
Chassis at the Port of Los Angeles.
22 Jan 2019
An unpredictable influx of tariff-related freight has constricted chassis supply, emphasizing the need for new solutions.
22 Jan 2019
Trucking logistics stakeholders are debating: do ocean carriers really incur an operating expense per street turn, or is it an excuse?
Logistics providers.
22 Jan 2019
The year 2018 was a volatile, challenging year for shippers, and 2019 is showing few signs that it will be any different.