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

22 Sep 2022
Domestic intermodal providers have not put peak season surcharges in place in Southern California this year, a far cry from the $5,000 per container surcharges in Los Angeles each of the last two years.
JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index through April 2013.
06 May 2013
The Journal of Commerce For-Hire Trucking Employment Index rose nine-tenths of a percent in April, as the national unemployment average dropped to 7.5 percent.
03 May 2013
North America’s Class 8 truck net orders in April totaled 23,026 units, rising 6 percent from the previous month and increasing 37 percent from April 2012, according to FTR Associates’ preliminary data.
03 May 2013
DSV Road, the trucking division of DSV, has introduced DSV Daily Pallet, a new service offering daily pickup and departure with delivery of palletized groupage shipments to and from anywhere in Europe.
YRC Freight trucks
03 May 2013
YRC Worldwide today reported a net loss of $24.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, improving from a net loss of $81.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.
01 May 2013
Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported net income available to common stockholders in the first quarter of 2013 was $10.6 million, increasing 33.4 percent from $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.
01 May 2013
Con-way, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based trucking operator and logistics provider, on Monday reported first quarter net income
Roadrunner truck
01 May 2013
Roadrunner Transportation Systems on April 30 announced two acquisitions.
30 Apr 2013
Direct ChassisLink will initiate pool management operations for the Grand Alliance Chassis Pool on May 1.
30 Apr 2013
Dan England, chairman of C.R. England, has announced a reorganization and new titles for members of the senior management team, following the death of former CEO Wayne Cederholm on April 9, 2013.
30 Apr 2013
Arkansas Best today reported a net loss of $13.4 million in the first quarter of 2013, improving from a net loss of $18.2 million in the first quarter of 2012.
U.S. diesel prices through April 29, 2013. Source: Energy Information Administration
30 Apr 2013
U.S. diesel prices fell for the ninth consecutive week in the week ending April 29, down to an average price of $3.851 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
30 Apr 2013
Legislation to classify port drayage owner-operators as company employees has stalled in the New Jersey General Assembly.
29 Apr 2013
Universal Truckload Services reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 totaled $11.4 million, compared with net income of $14.4 million and pro forma net income of $10.4 million in the same quarter of 2012.
YRC Worldwide's James Welch (left) and JOC Senior Editor Bill Cassidy
29 Apr 2013
Senior Editor Bill Cassidy interviews YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch, who is getting closer to his goal of returning the troubled less-than-truckload operator to profitability.
29 Apr 2013
James Welch is aiming for an operating profit at YRC Worldwide in 2013, following a $24.1 million operating profit in 2012, as he approaches his third year as CEO of the less-than-truckload operator.
29 Apr 2013
Old Dominion Freight Line reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 of $40.6 million, increasing 30.4 percent from $31.1 million in the first quarter of 2012.
26 Apr 2013
Celadon Group reported net income in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, ending March 31, 2013, was $4.4 million, dropping 22.8 percent from $5.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012.
26 Apr 2013
Vitran reported profit in the first quarter of 2013 of $67.7 million, compared with a net loss of $5.8 million in the first quarter of 2012.
Pacer transloading operation
26 Apr 2013
The transloading of merchandise from marine containers to domestic containers and trailers isn’t a new phenomenon in supply chain logistics, but for a variety of reasons, its use by retailers and direct importers is increasing faster than imports in general, especially in Southern California.
UPS trucks
26 Apr 2013
UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement on two new five-year contracts for package and freight workers.
25 Apr 2013
Mullen Group reported its net income in the first quarter of 2013 was C$44.4 million (about US$43.5 million), down 24.5 percent from $57.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.
Los Angeles port
25 Apr 2013
Harbor truckers and marine terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach are joining forces in a pilot project to improve freight mobility in the nation’s largest port complex.
25 Apr 2013
CAI International reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $16.1 million, increasing 11 percent from $14.5 million in the same quarter in the previous year.
25 Apr 2013
Freight transportation leaders' testimony at a newly formed House panel suggests the federal government is moving forward on a national freight infrastructure strategy, even if it lacks the will to fully implement it.
25 Apr 2013
Tens of thousands of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials issued in 2008 and 2009 are hitting their five-year expirations, creating a surge in renewals and complaints about delays.
25 Apr 2013
Knight Transportation reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $15.2 million, a 44 percent jump from $10.5 million in the first quarter of 2012.
24 Apr 2013
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.9 percent to 123.5 in March, after decreasing 0.7 percent (revised) in February to 122.3.
Swift intermodal containers on a train
24 Apr 2013
Swift Transportation reported its profit in the first quarter of 2013 was $23.3 million, compared with $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2012.
TransCore North American Freight Index. Source: TransCore DAT
24 Apr 2013
The TransCore DAT North American Freight Index stood at 1579 in March, putting it up 18 percent from the beginning of 2013 but down 4.5 percent year-over-year.
24 Apr 2013
What separates a regulation from a commercial contract? Is a municipal port a regulatory agency or a commercial enterprise? And does a Supreme Court precedent set deep in trucking’s regulatory past still hold in this highly deregulated era?
23 Apr 2013
The Teamsters union on Tuesday approved YRC Freight's plan to close 29 terminals and change how freight flows through the
23 Apr 2013
FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index for February fell more than two points month-over-month to a reading of negative 9.5, following a similar decline in January...
U.S. diesel prices through April 22, 2013. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
23 Apr 2013
U.S. diesel prices declined for the eighth consecutive week in the week ending April 22, falling to an average price of $3.887 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
22 Apr 2013
DDC FPO, a freight process outsourcing provider, has completed the rollout phrase of bill data capture operations for Brown Transfer Company.
21 Apr 2013
ABF Freight System and the Teamsters union extended their current contract for a second 30-day period as the less-than-tr