CCJ Top 250
Experts expect M&A in the transportation and logistics industry to thrive in 2023
Despite choppy economic waters in 2022, many M&A deals got done, and that trend is expected to continue in 2023, though the size and structure of deals will differ, along with a shift in the types of company profiles targeted for acquisition.
February 5, 2023
Becoming more attractive to modern shippers
Carriers that can confidently answer questions about labor, sustainability and location will be the most desirable for shippers moving forward.
January 25, 2023
Resolve to run your business by the numbers
The revamped TCA Profitability Program has successfully brought carrier members together to benchmark their performance based on their actual operating ratios and key performance indicators (KPIs) for more than 20 years.
January 23, 2023
Cash flow key to surviving freight down cycle
It takes money to make money and while it can seem the smart play in times of volatility, sitting on cash can cost a fleet in the end.
October 25, 2022
How to succeed in sales without really trying
I grew up in the trucking industry, the machine shop industry and the "hell no we won't co" anti-war movement.
October 11, 2022
Trucking's peak season unlikely to 'peak'
A massive shift to ecommerce, dropping retail inventories and record inflation serve as early warning signs that transportation's peak season might not actually peak.
June 30, 2022
3PL GoBolt expands to US with goal to reach 12.75M households with EVs
The company has ordered 170 electric vehicles to service its existing markets New Jersey and Los Angeles and its upcoming operations in Houston, Miami, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. The company plans to eventually be in every major U.S. city.
May 17, 2022
Trucking is changing. Are you adapting?
There brews a perfect storm for disruption in trucking much bigger than deregulation was a generation ago.
April 8, 2022
Fleet spend analysis can uncover costs not found in a cost of ownership calculation
Maintaining a solid balance sheet goes a lot deeper than simply knowing payroll, fuel expenses and truck maintenance costs.
April 7, 2022
West Side Transport adds Tennessee terminal
The Chattanooga facility is West Side's eighth location.
February 7, 2022
XPO expanding its LTL network
The company this quarter also plans to open new fleet maintenance shops at terminals in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nevada.
January 18, 2022
The benefit of being a trucking 'border dweller'
For most of its modern history, the transportation industry experienced gradual evolution but times are different.
January 3, 2022
Secrets to building a successful trucking company
More than 3,140 trucking companies went out of business last year. Typically, around 85-90% of startup trucking companies fail.
October 31, 2021
Preparedness, communication key to mitigating the effects of a weather event on fleets and maximizing opportunity
Carriers can predict seasonality, but planning for a natural disaster takes more forethought, especially when it comes to servicing customers while potentially taking on good-paying relief and recovery work.
September 9, 2021
The new reality of customer service
A good customer experience is based on speed, convenience, consistency, friendliness, transparency and the human touch.
July 12, 2021
Mergers & Acquisitions
CCJ Top 250 carrier makes acquisition
The Dubuque, Iowa-based temperature-controlled carrier has a current driver/operator base of 2,200 and that is expected to exceed 2,400 after completing integration with Lessors.
June 23, 2021
Fine-tuning procurement processes has advantages
By taking steps to mitigate risk from suppliers and build supply chain resiliency, procurement professionals give their company an edge over the competition.
March 30, 2021
Trucking industry a landing spot for Big Tech talent
Technology startups and long-standing trucking and logistics companies are benefitting from a flow of capital, labor and ideas from Big Tech.
February 8, 2021
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California governor spikes driverless trucking ban
Gov. Gavin Newsom said AB 316 was unnecessary for the regulation and oversight of heavy-duty autonomous vehicle technology in California, as existing law provides sufficient authority to create the appropriate regulatory framework.
Low diesel fuel inventories, volatile pricing likely to boost carrier exits
Teamsters call for investigation of Yellow bankruptcy
Parts and labor costs begin to show improvement
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