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.
31 Jan 2017
Rattled by the prospect of higher truck rates, shippers are looking at new negotiating strategies to protect savings.
30 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal this month became the latest company to introduce lightweight chassis in Houston.
27 Jan 2017
Two of the largest US truckload carriers report rising contract rates. As pressure on pricing slowly builds, shippers want to talk.
27 Jan 2017
Truck traffic at the Port of Charleston’s largest container terminal ground to a halt for several hours Friday.
26 Jan 2017
Speakers at the SMC3 Jump Start 2017 conference expect truckload and LTL rates to move up, modestly, in 2017.
26 Jan 2017
One of the four main terminals at Port of New York and New Jersey suffered heavier than usual truck congestion for the fourth day in a row.
24 Jan 2017
Shippers and trucking companies at SMC3 conference urged to use embedded analytics in transportation software to automate tasks from motor carrier selection to route optimization.
24 Jan 2017
The strong US dollar is making a bad equipment imbalance at the border worse, and will encourage the growth of less-than-truckload shipping across the border and in Mexico, SMC3 expects.
23 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal is furthering an industry-wide push to upgrade intermodal equipment quality.
20 Jan 2017
Landstar's new logistics center in Laredo will handle more than truckload freight as the company expands its cross-border business.
19 Jan 2017
Shippers show they are willing to pay more for dedicated capacity, and J.B. Hunt is happy to oblige.
19 Jan 2017
The prospect of a stronger US economy later in the year has many truck shippers advancing contract talks and freight bids to the first quarter, while carriers "hedge their bets."
19 Jan 2017
The Port of Virginia will extend truck gate hours at its Virginia International Gateway terminal, starting Monday, to make up for delays caused by the closing of VIG and three other terminals earlier this month due to snow.
18 Jan 2017
A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.
17 Jan 2017
Former truck dispatcher ordered to surrender gains from invoice fraud to Oklahoma company, federal government.
17 Jan 2017
The appointment system designed to combat congestion and improve efficiency at a major terminal of the Port of New York and New Jersey went off without a major glitch on its first regular work day Tuesday.
17 Jan 2017
The incoming administration may provide an opportunity for freight-friendly policies, according to Americans for Modern Transportation, a group that counts Amazon, UPS, and FedEx among its ranks.
16 Jan 2017
There’s still plenty to concern shippers in 2017 when it comes to trucking and intermodal rail.
15 Jan 2017
Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.
14 Jan 2017
Trucking is increasingly bumping against a hiring ceiling. Low unemployment and job openings in competing industries mean fewer candidates are available to fill trucking jobs.
14 Jan 2017
US shippers who enjoyed a break from truckload rate increases and even some reduction in costs in 2016 are nervous about what they’ll encounter in 2017, especially in the second half of the year.
13 Jan 2017
Trucking companies that lease equipment to drivers and treat them as owner-operators need to review their practices in light of a decision that classified drivers who leased equipment from Swift Transportation as employees.
13 Jan 2017
JOC Inland Distribution Conference panelist Roquita Coleman-Williams discusses the crucial role Memphis plays in the global economy.
13 Jan 2017
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
12 Jan 2017
A group of truckers is expanding a program for high-end chassis.
12 Jan 2017
IMC Companies' Chairman Mark H. George spoke to JOC.com in late 2016.
12 Jan 2017
At the 2016 JOC Inland Distribution conference Susan Maynor of the Greater Memphis Chamber discussed the importance of the city as a hub for transportation and logistics businesses.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
11 Jan 2017
US official says excessive detention of truck drivers by shippers or receivers is an issue best handled by industry, rather than government intervention.
10 Jan 2017
FMC's action highlights friction between ocean carriers and lessors over port-wide chassis pool.
10 Jan 2017
The Department of Transportation’s trucking agency ‘consolidates regulatory inventory,’ puts focus on finishing, implementing existing rules as new administration takes charge.
09 Jan 2017
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
09 Jan 2017
The “capacity crunch” is a myth.
06 Jan 2017
Trucking costs in Mexico may rise 8 to 14 percent, Transplace said, as carriers react to state-imposed fuel price increases. 
06 Jan 2017
For-hire trucking employment rose to a new high in December, but carriers are hitting a hiring ceiling.