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

02 Dec 2022
Hiring expectations fell short across many transportation sectors in November, with real trucking employment dropping while warehousing firms and couriers added workers.
02 Mar 2017
Since 2010, chemical companies have announced 264 new US projects totaling more than $161 billion in capital investment.
01 Mar 2017
In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.
01 Mar 2017
Direct ChassisLink Inc. has acquired the 11,000-unit chassis fleet of NYK Line (North America) that now operates in pools managed by Consolidated Chassis Management and its affiliates and in the Hampton Roads Chassis Pool.
01 Mar 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs knows a thing or two about about consolidation.
28 Feb 2017
Mid-sized LTL carriers increased revenue at a faster pace in 2016 and are poised to grow more.
28 Feb 2017
Intermodal equipment providers hope to launch a long-delayed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey before the Bayonne Bridge is raised later this year.
27 Feb 2017
Jacobs said more ocean carrier consolidation is coming and more is needed.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”
24 Feb 2017
US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.
23 Feb 2017
Shipper demands for more integrated services helped spur merger of regional less-than-truckload carriers Central Freight Lines and Wilson Trucking.
22 Feb 2017
If properly fitted with sensors, a chassis can evolve well beyond its current state of utility.
21 Feb 2017
As XPO gains global scale, it is blending disparate networks to offer new services to shippers.
21 Feb 2017
Marine terminals encouraged to engage with truckers in order to improve turn times.
18 Feb 2017
Eager to avoid potential rate increases in the second half of the year, shippers are sitting down with trucking providers now to talk pricing.
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability, or CSA, initiative.
17 Feb 2017
Companies have had to take costly detours to avoid the violence in Ukraine.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."
16 Feb 2017
Echo Global Logistics sees need for even more optimization and analytics as online shopping begins to transform not just final-mile delivery but also middle-mile transport choices.
15 Feb 2017
US inventories are rising, but inventory-to-sales ratios are falling, a sign freight is moving inland faster and inventories turning over more rapidly.
15 Feb 2017
FECR operates about 350 miles of track along the east coast of Florida, and TRAC has an active fleet of more than 267,000 chassis.
14 Feb 2017
Fuel surcharges, which dropped along with fuel prices in 2015 and 2016, are now rising again, putting more pressure on shipper budgets.
13 Feb 2017
The economic impact of a challenge to Mexican trucking in the United States is small, but the debate could fuel a growing trade dispute.
10 Feb 2017
The rapid development of safety-related technology for trucks will speed autonomous trucking, Ryder's chief technology officer says.
10 Feb 2017
The hike RZD instituted will further increase the price differential between rail and road.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.
09 Feb 2017
The acquistion of the Evans Network of Companies, an intermodal operator, signals renewed interest in assets as well as technology.
08 Feb 2017
Large shippers seek integrated enterprise technology that provides greater visibility and control over execution and costs, but there's no "magic elixir."
08 Feb 2017
“I’m concerned about regulations, but is the economy generating freight — that is the big question.”
06 Feb 2017
Narrowing gap between spot and contract truckload rates heightens expectations for broader price hikes.
06 Feb 2017
The transportation providers’ confidence has been spurred by an intermodal market that is improving.
06 Feb 2017
As larger carriers try to limit capacity to improve their pricing power, smaller companies may be rushing to fill the gap.
03 Feb 2017
For-hire trucking's employment numbers slipped slightly in January, the first monthly decline in January since 2010.
02 Feb 2017
A mandate many truckload carriers and drivers dread could bring more freight to less-than-truckload competitors, Old Dominion's David Congdon says.
02 Feb 2017
After initial apprehensiveness, motor carriers and shippers appear to have adjusted to the systems.