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.
05 Jan 2017
Schneider National and heavy-haul flatbed specialist Daseke Inc. plan to go public in 2017, seeking new routes to financing.
04 Jan 2017
NFI's acquisition of Dominion Warehousing and Distribution is the latest of several cross-border deals between US and Canadian logistics and transport operators.
04 Jan 2017
Both companies now contend they are not receiving an equitable portion of the revenue from their partnership.
04 Jan 2017
Trucking insurers are likely to offer discounts on rising premiums to carriers that use safety technology such as Greenlight's on-board camera. That could help carriers struggling with rising insurance costs, and their customers.
03 Jan 2017
Roadrunner Freight expects business to bounce back in 2017, and is expanding on the West Coast while building up density in major less-than-truckload lanes to inland markets.
03 Jan 2017
The accident occurred April 21 in a line of trucks waiting at the staging area at the Global Container Terminal.
27 Dec 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s US liabilities far exceed its US assets, the company told a New Jersey bankruptcy court Tuesday amid close scrutiny from a host of US creditors.
27 Dec 2016
A diverse group of shippers is ready to challenge fees that container lines and marine terminals impose for delays at US ports. But first the shippers need approval from federal maritime regulators.
27 Dec 2016
Shippers have asked Russia’s competition regulator to investigate what they describe as a system of bribes and close business ties that results in some shippers receiving better treatment than others.
23 Dec 2016
Surging demand for same day and e-commerce delivery is reshaping the Russian trucking sector.
22 Dec 2016
The gradual diminishing of Moscow’s status as Russia’s leading trucking hub has been a win for shippers as they benefit from greater diversity of transit options and lower costs.
21 Dec 2016
Marine terminal service to truckers in LA-Long Beach deteriorates during the night shift, analysis shows.
20 Dec 2016
US truck tonnage growth hit the gas in November, rising after falling in October, but an index tracking pricing didn’t come even close to keeping up.
Meat and potatoes, staples of the American diet, are sustaining the US spot truckload market this December.
16 Dec 2016
The US spot truckload market is delivering Christmas dinner, as demand for potatoes and meats spike and spot market volumes are nearly double year-ago levels. E-commerce is also shifting freight shipments closer to the year's end.
A truck makes its way out of Werner's Laredo, Texas, terminal, where work on an expansion to meet the company's changing needs recently wrapped up.
16 Dec 2016
The fifth-largest US truckload carrier builds out its Laredo terminal, the busiest facility in its network, as cross-border trucking increases and shipper demands change.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
15 Dec 2016
Independent truckers want the full appellate court to rehear its case against the government's electronic logging mandate, as the compliance clock ticks louder.
15 Dec 2016
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says language in a rule issued last year seen as "requiring" sleep apnea testing violates the law.
14 Dec 2016
Two acquisitions give USPack greater reach in Midwest, more specialized services, technology as e-commerce speeds up.
Trucking companies say that rolling back of some hours-of-service requirements will restore productivity lost when they were put in place.
13 Dec 2016
As the Obama administration winds down, federal regulators are rolling out some long-awaited trucking safety rules, while Congress legislates driver hours of service. Some groups would like president-elect Trump to block pending rules.
12 Dec 2016
PierPass advisory committee will further investigate feasibility of a flat fee and a portwide peel-off program.
11 Dec 2016
As 2017 beckons, less-than-truckload trucking companies are traveling an unmapped route through some unfamiliar territory.
09 Dec 2016
Limited rollout at GCT Bayonne is first at US East Coast's largest port.
09 Dec 2016
US shippers are moving more goods, thanks to holiday demand, but not necessarily paying more for transportation.
08 Dec 2016
One card and one security background check should be enough for truck drivers, American Trucking Associations CEO tells Senate subcommittee.
08 Dec 2016
Truck driver pay is beginning to rise as truckload freight demand picks up.
07 Dec 2016
The US truckload spot market soared post-Thanksgiving, with volumes hitting highs and rates continuing their climb in what may be a stronger consumer-led recovery.
07 Dec 2016
The overall number of truck driver hours-of-service violations cited by roadside inspectors dropped in fiscal 2016, but certain types of violations increased.
07 Dec 2016
The PierPass extended gates program at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has moved vast quantities of cargo from daytime to nights and weekends, has come under no shortage of criticism in recent months.
Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
07 Dec 2016
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.
07 Dec 2016
Consolidation of container lines could spur them to finally make a clean break from control of intermodal chassis.
06 Dec 2016
Bipartisan legislation would make it easier for US Customs and Border Protection to partner with private companies or entities to fund infrastructure improvements at US border crossings and ports of entry.
05 Dec 2016
A drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse could potentially further reduce the pool of available labor in an industry already battling a shortage of drivers.
02 Dec 2016
Draft rules to sharply curb outbound direct investment would impact investment in overseas port and logistics assets under the country’s Belt and Road program.
02 Dec 2016
A stronger-than-expected third quarter for the US economy bolstered trucking employment, but trucking hiring is still knocking against a ceiling.