Trucking Logistics

Trucking Logistics

Transportation 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

15 Oct 2019
Shippers are being urged to plan carefully for 2020, as signs begin to indicate the US truck market may swing again next year.
01 Jul 2019
In a disaster-prone era, LTL carrier ODFL finds preparing for any event is better than reacting to one.
01 Jul 2019
Truckers in California have three options to achieve state and local clean air goals — clean diesel, natural gas, and electric — in the short term.
01 Jul 2019
Vietnam has been steadily growing its trade with the EU, even before the two parties inked a free trade deal.
01 Jul 2019
Burgeoning Midwestern wind development will add thousands of megawatts to the US power grid.
01 Jul 2019
Chartering specialist leaves EPC company Fluor for Bremen-based super-heavy-lift carrier.
01 Jul 2019
HMM surprised many by announcing it will become a member of THE Alliance and not the 2M Alliance, with which it has shared a strategic partnership since April 2017.
28 Jun 2019
The Los Angeles City Council has rejected the harbor commission’s approval of a construction permit for APM Terminals’ Pier 400, further delaying the project.
28 Jun 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific this week got a pop from the pending July 1 GRIs, but economists are predicting a slow-growth year for the US economy, and carriers’ only hope to keep pricing from declining this peak season is to manage capacity through blank sailings.
28 Jun 2019
An on-site customs examination center at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is expected to speed cargo movement and ease many of the long-standing concerns for shippers at Indian ports.
28 Jun 2019
The concentration of mega-ships in Europe’s hub ports continues to keep intermodal logistics under pressure.
28 Jun 2019
Truckers using older electronic logging technology should switch to ELDs now, and not wait for a December deadline, the head of the US truck safety watchdog agency said.
28 Jun 2019
With an eye to regaining lost market share, West Coast ports are moving beyond their formerly passive role as landlord ports to aggressively promote, and sometimes pay for, process improvements and technology needed to handle today’s mega-ships.
27 Jun 2019
Whatever people might think of the various proposed solutions, one thing is clear: the issue of decarbonization in international shipping isn’t going anywhere.
27 Jun 2019
An APM letter to a Los Angeles city councilman says the construction permit sought for Pier 400 is needed only to install electrical charging stations. If the ILWU succeeds in blocking the permit, APM will still automate the 100-acre parcel, but will recharge the auto-strads with diesel generators.
27 Jun 2019
Private businesses that would benefit from a project to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel could speed its completion by helping fund the $1 billion project, officials said.
27 Jun 2019
The uneasy labor truce between workers at the Brazilian port of Santos and port authority Codesp will extend at least through July.
27 Jun 2019
Sponsored: Patrick Maher, executive vice president of trucking and logistics company Gulf Winds Internat
27 Jun 2019
Managing capacity is going to be crucial for carriers through the peak season as uncertainty grows over weakening demand.
26 Jun 2019
A new yard to be opened later this year aims to increase efficiency in the delivery and pick up of containers from the Port of Long Beach by reducing the distance of a drayage run.
26 Jun 2019
The eighth-largest US trucking operator adds an intermodal option in Indianapolis, making service between the US Midwest and Northeast more competitive with trucks.
JOC Mexico Trade Conference 2019
26 Jun 2019
JOC Senior Editor Bill Cassidy on US-Mexico border congestion, a topic to be explored further July 30-31 in Mexico City at the JOC Mexico Trade Conference.
26 Jun 2019
Ocean Alliance’s second round of blank sailings in July, following three blank sailings in June, indicate the US-China trade war threatens to turn the peak season into a disappointment.
26 Jun 2019
EPC execs talk labor, modularization and tech at Downstream 2019 conference
26 Jun 2019
Customs authorities at India’s JNPT want to hear from shipping lines this week on the issue of extra charges faced by terminal users.
26 Jun 2019
CMA CGM’s latest rail investment in India continues to tap into the country’s emerging inland market.
25 Jun 2019
Lower manufacturing activity, high inventories, and trade wars are flattening the US freight economy, speakers at the SMC3 Connections 2019 conference said.
25 Jun 2019
British Columbia employers have ratified a contract that was approved Monday by ILWU Canada, likely ensuring labor peace in Vancouver and Prince Rupert for the next five years.
25 Jun 2019
Mis-declared cargoes are a significant risk to container ships and crews, but a project being undertaken will consider whether blockchain can play a role in minimizing future incidents.
25 Jun 2019
The shipping sector is lacking investments in effective carbon reducing technologies, threatening to miss IMO 2050 targets for decarbonization, according to a recent report from CDP.
25 Jun 2019
The ILWU has asked the Los Angeles City Council to veto the harbor commission’s approval of APM’s construction permit, but since automation at North American ports is inevitable, the long-term goal of the union in this latest move is to ensure training for its members for the jobs of the future.
25 Jun 2019
With the final piece of a $1 billion plan to create rail terminals on the five largest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey recently completed, the port is now focusing on how to improve fluidity once the trains leave the terminal.
25 Jun 2019
Asia to East Coast South America rates are on the rise, despite capacity rising by almost 8 percent this year.
25 Jun 2019
Trans-Pac carriers move aggressively to expand weekly service offerings from Southeast Asia in response to 25 percent Trump administration tariffs on imports from China. However, the ability of manufacturers to shift more production from China to Southeast Asia will be constrained by economic factors if the List 4 tariffs are implemented later this summer.
25 Jun 2019
This year is shaping up to be a tough one for the air cargo business with an unsettled trade environment set to extend the demand slowdown into the third quarter.
25 Jun 2019
The plan to expand South End Container Terminal, also known as Halterm Container Terminal Ltd, with an expected price tag of C$416 million (US$315 million), got 50 percent more support in the two-part survey than the plan to build a new terminal in Dartmouth, across the harbor from the existing port, at a cost of C$1.4 billion.