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

11 Aug 2022
Some of the largest US less-than-truckload carriers, including FedEx Freight, are adding terminals and doors to their networks as LTL freight demand defies the threat of economic recession.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
05 Sep 2017
Relief and recovery efforts get priority while commercial operations slowly get back on the road.
05 Sep 2017
The Daseke-R&R deal shows that the transportation merger and acquisition market remains hot.
01 Sep 2017
C.H. Robinson, with roots in the US produce and truckload markets stretching back to 1905, has been building business outside the US for decades.
30 Aug 2017
Experts say Hurricane Harvey will push truck rates higher as recovery efforts consume capacity and supply chains are rerouted.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
28 Aug 2017
Truck rates may spike as they did after Katrina.
Electtonic Logging Device (ELD).
28 Aug 2017
Roadside inspectors' group provides a detour around a pre-holiday logistical nightmare by delaying out-of-service enforcement for ELDs.
28 Aug 2017
Singamas returns to profitability as market sentiment improves and box orders flood in.
27 Aug 2017
Truck, rail, water, and air transport are shut down.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
24 Aug 2017
Electronic logging devices will raise costs and complexity of renting trucks for seasonal business. Companies such as Ryder System want an ELD exemption for rental drivers.
23 Aug 2017
Ryder System and Chanje see opportunity for electric commercial vehicles in rapid growth of "final-mile" delivery business.
22 Aug 2017
Acquisition of UGL will help nationwide drayage operator build density, add services in Chicago and throughout region.
22 Aug 2017
The landscape at many ports is changing rapidly.
21 Aug 2017
US and Mexican Customs officials at a KCS-built facility will work to speed growing cross-border rail traffic at Laredo.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
17 Aug 2017
The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.
17 Aug 2017
The fastest-growing LTL carriers in 2016 were far from the largest.
15 Aug 2017
Descartes' acquisition of MacroPoint will accelerate drive toward shipment, SKU-level tracking of freight across modal networks.
15 Aug 2017
Truckload carriers of all sizes and types suffered in last year’s freight slump, but they did not suffer equally.
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.
13 Aug 2017
The 112-year-old company is at the fulcrum of change rippling through the US trucking market and across trade lanes from Asia to Europe, much of it driven by e-commerce and 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.
10 Aug 2017
The second-largest less-than-truckload carrier in the United States is not the company it used to be.
10 Aug 2017
The surge in cargo thefts is a side effect of the country’s worst recession in history.
09 Aug 2017
In technology speak, the collecting of data from ELDs is part of the so-called Internet or Network of Things.
08 Aug 2017
Shippers want faster door-to-door service from less-than-truckload carriers.
04 Aug 2017
Change takes effect on Oct. 2. Longer hours at Barbours Cut to be phased in later.
04 Aug 2017
Bronka’s proximity to the ring road means that shippers will not have to rely on rail as much to get shipments into St. Petersburg.
03 Aug 2017
Shippers need to plan for multiple challenges when the electronic logging mandate takes effect.
03 Aug 2017
Seattle-Tacoma resurrecting successful extended-gate program for peak season.