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

15 Nov 2022
The US producer price indexes for long-distance truckload and less-than-truckload took separate routes in October, with LTL pricing essentially unchanged and the truckload index falling.
06 Nov 2017
Hundreds of containers are stranded at the terminal and off-site yards.
03 Nov 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Nov. 2 approved new zero and near-zero emission guidelines.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
It is the second straight quarter of double-digit gains for the company.
02 Nov 2017
As the Dec. 18 ELD mandate draws closer, Ryder System said it will equip all of its rental trucks with portable ELDs, helping short-term truck renters comply with the law.
02 Nov 2017
E-commerce is accelerating, underpinning an uptick in global trade and US economic growth, XPO's Jacobs said.
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
01 Nov 2017
As intermodal rail container and trailer volumes hit historic highs, pressure, that may lift pricing in 2018 and beyond, is building.
01 Nov 2017
Houston is adjusting operations and investing heavily in infrastructure to meet heightened competition for US resin exports.
31 Oct 2017
Growth in truckload pricing is accelerating.
31 Oct 2017
Latest Teamsters organizing effort focuses on changing owner-operator model and federal pollution rules governing ports.
31 Oct 2017
Graef helped establish CPG in 1971.
30 Oct 2017
More complex supply chains and faster fulfillment demands create opportunity for logistics "insourcing" among shippers, Haversack Logistics founder says.
29 Oct 2017
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
25 Oct 2017
The second-largest US provider of chassis, Direct ChassisLink Inc., has agreed to acquire the domestic fleet of the sector’s top provider.
25 Oct 2017
The ports’ sheer volume of cargo, and more importantly, the container moves per vessel call, are where the problem starts.
25 Oct 2017
Port officials said that although the depot is no substitute for a port-wide gray pool, it will help provide easier access to chassis.
25 Oct 2017
US truck tonnage slipped slightly less than 1 percent in September, following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but year-over-year data shows a significant long-term increase in freight volumes.
25 Oct 2017
Bharat Mala supplements the much publicized Sagar Mala program.
DCLI launches gensets pools in NY-NJ, Savannah
24 Oct 2017
The move is in response to signs that carriers are moving away from providing gensets.
23 Oct 2017
Concerns over the supply of truck drivers and the resulting increases in trucking rates will likely grow in the coming months.
20 Oct 2017
FedEx Trade Networks' Dr. Udo Lange on the fundamental challenge of extreme overcapacity in the market, regulatory compliance challenges, and their strategy for ocean freight forwarding.
20 Oct 2017
"Relentless" investment in equipment, higher driver pay help boost capacity, revenue, profit for Werner.
19 Oct 2017
YRC Worldwide was hit by two hurricanes and a wave of rising transportation costs in the third quarter, forcing it to lower its projected operating profit for 2017.
19 Oct 2017
Truck driver wages and benefits grew for the fourth straight year in 2016.
17 Oct 2017
After climbing for seven straight weeks, US spot truckload rates stalled last week, but remain higher than usual for early October. DAT Solutions expects spot pricing to keep climbing.
17 Oct 2017
The revised rates took effect October 1 and will remain in force until March 31, 2019.
16 Oct 2017
Technology cannot replace personal relationships, but greater automation can help smooth processes, Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner says.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
13 Oct 2017
Higher third-quarter operating costs at J.B. Hunt, especially costs related to drivers and empty trucks, show why US shippers should be concerned about truck and intermodal pricing.
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.