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

17 Aug 2022
US truckload carriers are increasingly lowering contract rates to keep business as the spot market seeks a new floor, shippers tell JOC.com.
14 Dec 2012
A fatal accident serves as another reminder of the difficulty U.S. regulators face in keeping illicit carriers off the road.
14 Dec 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to cease all transportation services immediately because of safety violations.
13 Dec 2012
The most important benefit Arnold Transportation may gain from its merger with LinkAmerica isn’t additional trucks or drivers but density.
truck in Canadian rockies
13 Dec 2012
Wondering where to find a trucking industry task force that’s trying to tackle the so-called driver shortage?
12 Dec 2012
Cookeville, Tenn.-based transportation and logistics company Averitt Express has shortened its less-than-truckload service times to eastern Canada, including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City.
12 Dec 2012
Nashville, Ind.-based transportation forecaster FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected, recording a 65 percent increase from August to 9.6, before declining to 7.9 in October.
12 Dec 2012
Truckload line-haul costs for November rose 1.4 percent from October and 2.7 percent from November 2011, as costs moved modestly upward for the second straight month, according to Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
Truck driver in rear-view mirror
12 Dec 2012
The annualized line-haul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets (those that report more than $30 million in annual revenue), dipped 2 percentage points to 104 percent in the third quarter...
12 Dec 2012
Container trailer operators serving the APM Terminals facility in India’s Port of Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru) launched an indefinite strike...
Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive.
11 Dec 2012
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Maintenance of Way Division, representing 2,600 track maintenance workers, and Canadian Pacific Railway today reached a tentative five-year contract settlement...
10 Dec 2012
The freight trucking industry in China has been increasing at 13.8 percent per year to about $59.3 billion in 2012, according to IBISWorld’s “Freight Trucking in China” report.
JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index
10 Dec 2012
The Journal of Commerce For-Hire Trucking Employment Index rose to 93.9 in November, its highest reading since October 2008.
07 Dec 2012
The Teamsters Union recently argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pilot program to open the border to Mexican trucks must be shut down...
07 Dec 2012
Seasonally adjusted trucking employment increased 3.6 percent year-over-year in November, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
07 Dec 2012
Clean Energy Fuels has finished the first stage of America’s Natural Gas Highway, a network of LNG truck fueling stations to support long-haul, heavy-duty goods movement along major interstate corridors...
06 Dec 2012
Celadon Group on Thursday
06 Dec 2012
Landstar System trucking revenue rose 4 percent year-over-year in October and headed higher in November, despite a “sluggish” economy, said Henry Gerkens, chairman, president and CEO of the $2.5 billion transportation company.
06 Dec 2012
The Texas Emission Reduction Program recently awarded $500,000 to truck manufacturer Vision Industries Corporation, nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, Air Projects and project partners...
06 Dec 2012
U.S. Xpress Enterprises expects a surge of freight from the West Coast...
Trucks at DP World Southampton, which plans to launch a vehicle booking system.
06 Dec 2012
Container terminal DP World Southampton, which operates at the Port of Southampton in England,
06 Dec 2012
Roadrunner Transportation Systems hopes to raise $54.9 million that could fuel additional acquisitions.
06 Dec 2012
Hair samples would be used to screen truck drivers for illegal drug use if a bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week becomes law.
Change in JOC Average LTL Trucking Yield
05 Dec 2012
The average annualized increase in less-than-truckload yield among public carriers tracked by The Journal of Commerce dropped to 3.5 percent in the third quarter.
05 Dec 2012
Regional truckload carrier LinkAmerica is merging with Arnold Transportat
TTI (Total Terminals). Terminal operators and shipping lines in Los Angeles-Long Beach have begun the task of digging out from the eight-day strike.
05 Dec 2012
Terminal operators and shipping lines in Los Angeles-Long Beach have begun the task of digging out from the eight-day str
Ekol Logistics truck
05 Dec 2012
Ekol Logistics’ vehicle and trucking fleet has moved 1.2 million tons of freight through its domestic and international projects in the year to date, the Turkey-based company recently reported.
05 Dec 2012
Clean Energy is completing the first stage of its 150-station LNG fueling network for truckers and plans to add 70 to 80 more stations next year. An iPhone app will help truckers locate stations, and new heavy-duty LNG engines will be better suited to long-haul trucking.
05 Dec 2012
North America heavy-duty gross vehicle weight Classes 5-7 preliminary net orders in November returned to prevailing trend levels, while Class 8 orders fell from October’s “best since January” volume.
05 Dec 2012
Trucking company R+L Carriers is speeding shipments with a new bundle of expedited, mode-neutral services.
04 Dec 2012
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged package giant UPS with religious discrimination in a lawsuit filed on behalf a Jehovah’s Witness fired by the company.
03 Dec 2012
The American Trucking Associations suffered a setback in its attempt to have the U.S.
03 Dec 2012
FedEx will raise FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates on average 5.9 percent Jan. 7.
03 Dec 2012
In implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Monday,
03 Dec 2012
“Virtually everyone” in the trucking industry expects natural gas trucks to comprise a growing share of the Class 8 tractor market, although industry participants differ in their market share expectations.
03 Dec 2012
Luxembourg-based overland transportation company Wallenborn Transport today announced expansion in Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K., including the opening of new offices Amsterdam and London...