Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
The Food Shippers of America’s Program Agenda for the 57th Annual Transportation Conference is available on line at www.foodshippersofamerica.org. From the Home Page click on Events, then Upcoming Events. From the drop down menu select 2012, then click on 57th Annual Transportation Conference. From there you will see a multitude of valuable topics covering the conference, including the agenda, attendee companies, golf and 2012 conference speakers.

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By Myra P. Saefong, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures closed higher Thursday as concern about Iran’s recent threat to disrupt shipments through a key shipping channel offset pressure from a pair of supply updates that showed U.S. inventories unexpectedly climbed last week.

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Supporters say the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act takes steps to ensure that only the safest motor carriers and drivers are able to enter the industry, improves the safety laws governing current carriers and drivers and increases FMCSA's enforcement tools to remove unsafe and unfit drivers and carriers from the industry.

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Best Logistics, Inc.
With this largest acquisition in Batory Foods’ history, the family-owned business now offers manufacturers the largest portfolio of high quality food and fine ingredients in the U.S.

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By Mick Zawislak Chicago Daily Herald December 28, 2011 The newest gas pump in Lake County resembles those at stations lining many major roads. But that's where the similarity ends. Instead of gasoline or diesel, the recently constructed pump at the Groot Industries Inc. yard in Round Lake Park dispenses compressed natural gas, also known as CNG, which company officials say will offer a better long-term alternative for powering its fleet of waste disposal trucks.

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Chris Kahn, AP Energy Writer New York (AP) — For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is fuel. Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels. Just how big of a shift is this? A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports. And for the last five years, America's top export was aircraft.

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San Francisco/PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -Kraft Foods has announced it will donate more than 25 million meals* to Feeding America®, the culmination of Kraft Foods' Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign. The program is the largest branded hunger relief effort in company history. The announcement took place during a press conference for the second annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, Calif.

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Aspen Logistics, Inc’s Northern California campus in the city of Oakland was recently certified to warehouse organic products. Aspen Logistics is a third-party logistics provider (3PL) who operates the supply chains of many global and domestic manufacturers. Their Oakland campus contains refrigerated space that serves as a staging point for customers’ inventories bound for Asian and northwestern markets. The certification allows the warehouse to store organic products in compliance with the strict regulations that come with this designation. The Oakland facility specializes in consumable products such as foods, candies and pharmaceuticals.

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Written by Chad Dally Wausau Daily Herald
It has been 30 years since gasoline took such a big bite out of the family budget. When the gifts from Grandma are unloaded and holiday travel is over, the typical American household will have spent $4,155 filling up this year – a record. That is 8.4 percent of what the median family takes in, the highest share since 1981. Gas averaged more than $3.50 a gallon this year, another unfortunate record. And next year isn't likely to bring relief.

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By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press Washington (AP) — Humanitarian groups expressed misgivings Tuesday that the suffering of malnourished North Koreans would deepen as the U.S. pushed back its long-awaited decision on providing food aid following the death of Kim Jong Il. Despite constructive talks between U.S. and North Korean officials in Beijing last week, the State Department said further discussions were needed to assess food needs and on monitoring aid, which would be possible only after the 11-day official mourning period for Kim ends.

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Schneider National
By Dave Dale The Nugget The Ministry of Transportation Ontario is evaluating highway maintenance by its contractor for the North Bay area this week after a thick coat of ice remained three days after a snowstorm Tuesday followed by extreme cold.

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Las Vegas – A sweet treat or a weapon of mass destruction? A Massachusetts woman says a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent confiscated her cupcake because its "gel-like" frosting could have been an explosive.

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By Emily Bryson York Reporting from Chicago— Step up to the vending machine, undergo a facial screening and get a free Jell-O sample. Kraft Foods Inc. is testing a high-tech vending machine in Chicago and New York that could soon roll out in grocery stores to dispense samples of everything from Oscar Mayer deli meat to Oreos.

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Founded as Gordon Fast Freight in 1946 with just two trucks, Jay Gordon started out hauling beer from Vancouver, WA, to Tacoma, WA, for his first customer, the Lucky Lager Brewery. In 1984, Jay sold the company to his son Larry and Larry’s wife Virginia. Today the company is privately owned by Larry and Virginia Gordon and their sons, Steve and Scott Gordon. Gordon Trucking is the 23rd largest truckload carrier in North America and the 64th largest for-hire carrier overall, according to Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers 2011. With more than 2,500 employees and 1,900 trucks, GTI operates throughout the United States and to and from Canada with a diverse truckload service offering that includes: • Local, Regional, and Longhaul Truckload • Temperature Control • Heavy Haul • Dedicated Fleets and Onsite Management • Expedited • Direct Store Delivery • Brokerage

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