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.
15 Jul 2016
As US regulators look into shipper detention practices, DAT survey finds many drivers are being delayed.
15 Jul 2016
Economic indicator shows no sign of inventory destocking in May.
14 Jul 2016
As spot market truckload volumes rise, will rates follow?
14 Jul 2016
Truck lines in Los Angeles-Long Beach got slightly longer in June.
13 Jul 2016
Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.
Traffic outside JNPT, pictured, has flowed more smoothly in the wake of a number of productivity boosting measures the port has put in place. Credit: JNPT.
13 Jul 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is seeking shipper and trade support as it gets ready for a final decision on its truck toll.
Streets scenes like the one pictured did not exist outside the Port of Long Beach before the PierPass system went into effect, but shippers question the cost increases the program has since instituted..
11 Jul 2016
Mario Cordero reacted quickly to an announcement of a traffic mitigation fee increase at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
The year-over-year decline in June trucker hiring should be a warning for shippers concerned about truck capacity and the future direction of truck pricing.
11 Jul 2016
As freight demand lags, trucking's payroll drops from post-recession peak.
Long lines such as this one to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey are common around the U.S. and have more drayage drivers turning to "street turns," which help truckers avoid time-consuming trips into terminals to return or pick up boxes.
08 Jul 2016
A U.S. trade group has launched its own online portal to boost efficiency in the drayage sector.
Although North American surface freight shipments have continued to climb in recent months, they are still well below those of the last several years.
06 Jul 2016
The soft U.S. freight economy has trucking companies slamming on the capacity brakes.
01 Jul 2016
It's a hard economy for smaller U.S. trucking companies such as Nebraska Transport Company. The carrier believes technology, partnerships can help it not just survive, but thrive.
01 Jul 2016
Shippers are OK with paying an extra to help fund night gates at the Port of Oakland.
30 Jun 2016
Frustrated by a slow-growth economy, low freight demand and tighter regulatory controls, trucking providers are looking for new opportunities, often in last-mile logistics.
30 Jun 2016
New direction for trucker-owned chassis cooperative.
29 Jun 2016
The state of U.S. freight growth in 2016 and perhaps next year hangs on inventories.
29 Jun 2016
“It’s not as bad as it was, I’d put it that way.”
29 Jun 2016
Ripples from Brexit could reach truck cabs on U.S. highways.
29 Jun 2016
Truck turn times at Cochin Port should improve greatly because of a new technological initiative rolled out by the port authority.
28 Jun 2016
Amazon now may be the world's largest 3PL, especially for small shippers, supply chain consultant Adrian Gonzalez tells SMC3 Connections 2016.
28 Jun 2016
Can the notoriously complicated, not to mention technologically hidebound, freight forwarding industry be turned into a streamlined, digitally driven paragon of efficiency?
24 Jun 2016
A new bill introduced in the California legislature aims to spur the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex to revamp its PierPass system.
23 Jun 2016
Software glitches continued to plague terminal gates at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch Marine Terminal Thursday.
22 Jun 2016
"Hauliers and shippers run the risk of being punished for infringement of rules they could not properly prepare for,” the European Shippers' Council said.
22 Jun 2016
Cooperation between truckers and terminal operators has improved truck turn times at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
21 Jun 2016
Inventory destocking is likely under way, but the process will probably be slow.
21 Jun 2016
“Importers and exporters need to work together. It’s a common bond we’re not using,” Dean Tracy, managing director of Global Integrated Services, told the annual Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference.
21 Jun 2016
Shipment volumes climbed in May, but not enough to pull transport providers out of a deep year-over-year hole.
20 Jun 2016
U.S. regulators are taking further steps toward a rulemaking on the detention of truck drivers by shippers and their customers.
20 Jun 2016
The North American Free Trade Agreement’s cross-border freight growth of 3.2 percent in 2015 — representing 14.7 million truck and rail containers crossing both borders — exceeds the global ocean container trade’s weak gain of 1.3 percent in the same period.
20 Jun 2016
Trucking firms in Russia are consolidating and expanding their services in a bid to remain competitive with containerized rail transportation.
17 Jun 2016
The legislation would implement a new preclearance agreement.
17 Jun 2016
Chennai Port has overcome much of its access problems that have contributed to long truck queues.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
16 Jun 2016
Coalition calls for the port authority to reinstate ban on trucks made before 2007.
16 Jun 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust said unscheduled gate closings by private terminals in India’s busiest container harbor have added to congestion.