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

05 Dec 2022
J.B. Hunt, Uber Freight, and Convoy are partnering to develop and drive broad industry adoption of a standard process for truckload appointment scheduling.
12 Oct 2017
The truckload spot market that burned hot through the summer continued to heat up in September.
12 Oct 2017
The pool is the latest sign of the strong demand for chassis with radial tires and LED lights.
09 Oct 2017
Southern California truckers welcome eModal's new predictive visibility feature.
09 Oct 2017
In the wake of the collapse of discussions to create a New York-New Jersey chassis pool, there has been a shrugging of shoulders among some in the industry.
06 Oct 2017
RZD hopes the reductions will make rail more attractive to shippers who overwhelmingly rely on trucking despite its higher costs.
05 Oct 2017
Once skeptical of appointment systems, truckers at the Port of New York and New Jersey have warmed to the reservation system they say has cut turn times since its introduction in December.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
05 Oct 2017
Virginia is one of several North American ports that are exploring or have implemented reservation systems for trucks.
05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
04 Oct 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs will receive the 2017 Connie Award in December for 'entrepreneurial spirit,' dedication to an integrated, global supply chain.
04 Oct 2017
The number of loads available per truck shot up from July to August, in advance of typical peak season trends. Truckers are betting on sustained volumes.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
03 Oct 2017
Shippers will have to dig harder to access new capacity as peak shipping season heats up.
02 Oct 2017
A host of issues critical to shippers, brokers and truckers await Robert P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
29 Sep 2017
“This is one of the highest periods of turbulence and volatility in supply we have ever experienced, and we don’t think it will abate any time soon,” John Roberts, president and CEO, and Shelly Simpson, chief commercial officer, said.
28 Sep 2017
Rapid fulfillment and replenishment cycles are driving visibility, but shippers need to extend visibility even further.
27 Sep 2017
Truckload freight demand was already nearing peak fall levels in August, Werner’s Derek Leathers said, and hurricanes only increased pressure on capacity and pricing.
27 Sep 2017
The European Commission handed down the stiff fine to Swedish truckmaker Scania for cartel behavior carried out over 14 years.
25 Sep 2017
NFI to emerge in southern California market in a big way with  purchase of California Cartage
21 Sep 2017
Uber Freight is most comfortable concentrating on truckload.
21 Sep 2017
The economic aftershock from hurricanes Harvey and Irma is affecting freight flows and transportation pricing across North America.
20 Sep 2017
Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region within countries.
20 Sep 2017
Stronger than usual freight demand in August signals an early start to trucking’s autumn “peak” and higher costs for shippers.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
15 Sep 2017
“Whenever the business volumes reach the top quadrant, there will be chassis shortages, and that’s where we are now.”
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
15 Sep 2017
The sudden closure of the Rhine Valley Alpine rail track in southwest Germany could not have come at a worse time for Europe’s rail freight industry.
14 Sep 2017
Addition of 10-4 Systems to division offering carrier technologies promises greater blending of services across supply chains.
14 Sep 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey is searching again for a way to create an interoperable chassis pool after the latest effort collapsed.
13 Sep 2017
XPO Logistics is putting the last mile first.
13 Sep 2017
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
13 Sep 2017
Motor carriers and their shipper customers have been footing the bill.
12 Sep 2017
The American Logistics Aid Network calls relief demand "unprecedented" in wake of Harvey, Irma as it seeks supply chain support.