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.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.
23 Jun 2017
GCT Bayonne, the first marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey to introduce an appointment system, will increase the number of reservation slots by more than 60 percent.
23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but Amazon.com has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
22 Jun 2017
Although May’s inventory-to-sales ratio, the final test for the theory, is still unavailable, other factors suggest the turnaround has begun.
21 Jun 2017
FedEx, undecided about whether to follow UPS in imposing holiday season surcharges, is talking with volume customers on pricing. Best advice: Avoid last-minute shipping.
20 Jun 2017
Shipper spending on dedicated trucking rose last year, almost equaling spending on one-way full truckloads, a CSCMP report shows.
20 Jun 2017
Total US business logistics costs dropped in 2016 for the first time in seven years, the 2017 State of Logistics Report says. Are they poised to bounce back?
20 Jun 2017
Teamsters expand picketing to additional motor carriers in LA-LB.
19 Jun 2017
Waberer’s International launched an initial public offering on the Budapest stock exchange, with part of the proceeds to be used to finance the acquisition of Polish trucker Link.
19 Jun 2017
UPS's peak season surcharges are the latest pushback by transport operators against "free shipping."
17 Jun 2017
SSA Marine the past two weeks has been opening its Terminal 18 in Seattle an hour early each day and is keeping its gates open through lunch and coffee breaks.
16 Jun 2017
"There is other business pending that must be addressed before the commission can turn its attention to this matter,” an FMC spokesman told JOC.com
16 Jun 2017
Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.
15 Jun 2017
“This system looks like sharecropping, just on wheels.”
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
14 Jun 2017
Penske to acquire truck leasing, dedicated logistics business owned by family that founded Old Dominion Freight Line.
14 Jun 2017
Shippers believe the deal has the potential to lower the cost of rail shipping.
13 Jun 2017
"We’re not going to go chase your pallet-rate customer,” Rick O'Dell says as Saia looks to add long-haul volume, density through Northeast expansion.
12 Jun 2017
Trucking outfits and shippers that delayed preparing for electronic logging will have to accelerate plans as Supreme Court rejects appeal of ELD rule.
09 Jun 2017
In the United States, there was basically one chassis model from the beginning of containerization in the 1950s until 2009.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
08 Jun 2017
While port operations are largely normal, cross-border trucking is still heavily impacted.
07 Jun 2017
With API tool, logistics technology company project44 aims to help shippers find capacity for lower-cost "volume LTL" shipments.
06 Jun 2017
More than 11 million trucks transit the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico every year.
05 Jun 2017
ODFL’s mid-quarter update is the latest indication that freight volumes and shipping costs are rising in the United States.
02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
01 Jun 2017
Trucking CEO tells ALK summit her company is getting 'aggressive' with shippers over truck parking as ELD mandate deadline draws nearer.
01 Jun 2017
Ron Joseph, DCLI senior vice president and chief operating officer, discussed the newest updates to their chassis fleet with JOC.com. Higher quality equipment, specifically converting to radial tires and LED lights, will improve safety for drivers and provide fuel savings and sustainability benefits to the shippers, he said.
31 May 2017
Overall freight volumes are rising, but truck tonnage is down, which could reflect an accelerating shift in freight patterns powered by e-commerce.
31 May 2017
Truck turn times at Seattle’s largest container terminal ranged from one hour to as much as one day.
30 May 2017
The deal underscores the rising demand for dedicated trucking services, as shippers look to put their contract and capacity concerns at ease in an off-kilter economy.
30 May 2017
Logistics technology providers, carriers, and shippers at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit said they are racing to integrate data and systems across continents and the cloud, driven in part by e-commerce.
29 May 2017
North American intermodal shippers using Canadian National Railway’s Canadian network are preparing for potential delays.
29 May 2017
The last mile on the route to e-commerce fulfillment is getting crowded.
26 May 2017
Beauty is not skin-deep for European Wax Center: It depends on logistics.