Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
The 58th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference will be held February 24-26, 2013, at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix AZ.

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The 2013 John J. Murphy Scholarship program will again be available for a child or dependent of a supply chain logistics department employee of a Food Shippers of America member company whose membership has been paid in full. We are offering four awards totaling $11,000.

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Best Logistics, Inc.
Companies like Waste Management Inc., the biggest trash hauler in the U.S., are combating high diesel prices by investing in trucks that run on natural gas. The Wall Street Journal reports that 80% of Waste Management’s trucks being purchased over the next five years will be fueled by natural gas, even though the vehicles cost about $30,000 more than conventional diesel models. That’s because each natural gas truck will save $27,000 per year or more on fuel, according to Eric Woods, head of fleet logistics for the company. By 2017, Waste Management expects to be burning more natural gas than diesel fuel.

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Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. today announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload (LTL) outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S. A new terminal in Philadelphia will provide outbound service from southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, and a new terminal in Baltimore will provide outbound service from the mid-Atlantic region, including the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Both terminals will open June 4, 2012.

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Stauber Performance Ingredients acquired Florida, N.Y.-based Pharmline Inc. from Gadot Biochemical Industries, Haifa Bay, Israel. The purchase price was not disclosed. Gadot purchased a majority ownership of Pharmline in mid-2007, with management stating the purchase would help it expand beyond its food ingredient portfolio into more nutraceuticals and custom blends.

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Refrigerated Food Express Inc., a nationwide trucking company, is currently looking for owner operators to run regional loads or interstate long hauls. Qualified owner operators must be at least 23 years old, have a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with no moving violations within the past three years and at least two years relevant experience.

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More than 50 people will lose their jobs when Bob Evans Farms Inc. closes its local food production plant next year. Bob Evans has announced that it will close food production plants in Springfield and Bidwell, Ohio, in summer 2013, as well as consolidate a Michigan transportation center into a new one under construction now in Springfield’s AirPark Ohio.

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The company said the new name will better showcase its role as a global ingredients solution company serving the food and beverage industry. Business units in the United States, which includes Corn Products U.S. and National Starch, will begin to register the name legally and start doing business as Ingredion in early June. The rest of North America will follow later in 2012 with other countries and regions picking up the new name by the end of 2013. "We are thrilled to face the marketplace with a name that says, ‘ingredient solutions,’" said Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We’re proud of our legacy in providing consistently high-quality ingredients to our many customers and helping them succeed in new realms with innovations they can get nowhere else. We will continue to build our enterprise and ingredient solutions portfolio to help our customers address trends and compete better around the world."
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, annual U.S. baggage fees and ticket cancellation and change fees continue to generate roughly $3.4 billion and $2.4 billion, respectively, for U.S. airlines.

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Schneider National
Saddle Creek Corporation, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that the company has changed its name to Saddle Creek Logistics Services effective May 30, 2012. The new name is intended to better represent the company’s broad-based capabilities, which include warehousing, transportation, packaging and order fulfillment. The name change will not impact day-to-day operations. "Because of our flexibility and intense focus on developing solutions to meet customers’ needs, our business has grown significantly over the years," said Cliff Otto, Saddle Creek president. "We’ve expanded with new capabilities, markets and industries. We believe this new name better reflects our ultimate focus – delivering integrated logistics solutions tailored to meet our customers’ needs. While our name will change, customers can be assured that our exceptional level of service excellence will remain unchanged." In recent years, Saddle Creek has made significant progress in integrating its warehousing, transportation, contract packaging and order fulfillment services to meet the needs of medium and large manufacturers, retailers and distributors as well as online merchants. "Our service integration enables us to help customers optimize operations and reduce links in their supply chains. This is a key element of our value proposition," Otto said. Saddle Creek Logistics Services operates more than 14 million square feet of space in 28 locations with help from more than 2,000 associates nationwide.
As chair of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (part of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure) he recently held a hearing on the soundness of the country’s inland waterway system, which includes the Ohio River.

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DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. DPSI 12.50% , a leading provider of Enterprise Mobility and RFID solutions, today announced that it has completed the deployment of its fleet control solution at Warren Distributing, a beer distributor serving New Jersey markets with a 100 truck fleet. Fleet Control is a long haul truck fleet management system which DecisionPoint developed and co-markets with Verizon.

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