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Third-Party Logistics with a Difference

Translink Makes National Headlines

Trans-Link Nationwide Trucking and Logistics is a woman-owned third-party logistics company operating out of Cranston, Rhode Island covering all forty-eight contiguous states. “We’re very different from a typical 3PL,” says company President Carla Manni. “We operate almost as though we’re an asset-based company. We have several carriers and drivers that work exclusively with us.”
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To be sure, the trucking business has deep roots in

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TRUCKING FACES CAPACITY CRISIS, SHIFTING DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS

A regulation-driven capacity crisis will slam trucking sometime in mid-2017 to as late as 2018, John Larkin, managing director, Stifel Financial Corporation, told fleet executives at the CCJ Spring Symposium this week. Consequently, “shippers may think this is their last chance to push prices down before they get hit with all of the regulations that will hit capacity” and drive rates up, he said.

For instance, spot markets, after holding

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PORT-TRUCKING FIRMS RUN INTO LABOR DISPUTE

The nation’s busiest ports are emerging as a key battleground in the legal fight over whether truck drivers should be counted as employees or independent contractors.

Several trucking companies operating at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent months, citing mounting costs to settle hundreds of legal claims. These operators haul containers from the docks to rail yards and freight depots, a

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SEARCH FOR TRUCKING INDUSTRY’S TOP ROOKIE DRIVER BEGINS TODAY

Search for Trucking Industry’s Top Rookie Begins Today

A check for $10,000 and a package of prizes will be awarded to the skillful professional truck driver who is named Trucking’s Top Rookie late this summer.

The award — which is named in honor of the late Mike O’Connell — recognizes the best professional truck driver who has been on the job for less than a year.