Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Registration for both conference and hotel for our 58th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference is now open!

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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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Two Colorado transportation officials were lauded by the White House for spearheading innovative approaches to solving transportation problems. Phil Washington, who became the Regional Transportation District's general manager in 2009, and Jacque Whitsitt, who has served on the board of directors for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority for nearly 14 years, were both designated as "Champions in Change" by the White House. Read more: Colorado transportation leaders lauded by the White House - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21201878/colorado-transportation-leaders-lauded-by-white-house#ixzz22gd2MwGQ Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Visit http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21201878/colorado-transportation-leaders-lauded-by-white-house to view the full article online.

Food Safety Consultants and Ryan Systems have formed a strategic partnership to offer affordable TransCert certification solutions to food transporters who must comply with the FDA’s new guidelines for record keeping and traceability within the food supply chain.

Visit http://www.melodika.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=347059&Itemid=54 to view the full article online.

The American Trucking Associations today announced that it is seeking nominations for the sixth annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award. The award honors those who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. This year's award is sponsored by TMW Systems Inc.

Visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ata-seeks-nominations-for-good-stuff-trucking-image-award-164890676.html to view the full article online.

Best Logistics, Inc.
As co-chair of the COSTHA membership committee, Lada will help drive membership for the organization, which promotes safety and compliance in the transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/berlin-packaging-executive-cathy-lada-tapped-to-serve-on-committee-with-the-council-on-safe-transportation-of-hazardous-articles-2012-08-01 to view the full article online.

Two Transportation Department supervisors allegedly took the saying "try to look busy" way too far.

Visit http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/dept-of-transportation-supervisors-arrested-charged-with-falsifying-records to view the full article online.

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. reported net income of $2,684,000 or $.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of $305,000, or 12.8%, compared to net income of $2,379,000, or $.25 per diluted share, in the same period last year. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 was $6,451,000, or $.68 per diluted share, a decrease of $4,006,000, or 38.3% compared to net income of $10,457,000, or $1.11 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Income from discontinued operations favorably impacted net income in fiscal 2011 due to an after tax gain of $4,926,000, or $.52 per diluted share, from the exchange of property.
YRC Worldwide reported a better quarter financially Friday, although the trucking firm is still not profitable.

The Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier reported a loss of $22.1 million in the quarter ending June 30, equating to a loss of $3.21 per share. The company lost $41.3 million during the same three-month period in 2011.

Visit http://www.pe.com/business/business-insider-headlines/20120803-logistics-yrc-sharply-reduces-quarterly-loss.ece to view the full article online.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. Roadrunner's summary financial results for the three and six months ended June 30 are highlighted below. Second quarter diluted income per share available to common stockholders increased 33.3% over the prior year to $0.32.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/roadrunner-transportation-systems-reports-2012-second-quarter-results-and-announces-third-quarter-2012-guidance-2012-08-01 to view the full article online.

The widespread and growing popularity of KLS Transportation Services, Inc. shows no sign of letting up.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-the-luxury-transportation-industry-the-cream-rises-to-the-top-2012-08-01 to view the full article online.

Fuel prices are soaring once again, and they’re not just denting the wallets of local motorists. High fuel costs could also have an impact elsewhere, such as the rising cost of food items like corn, wheat, beef and poultry.

Visit http://www.troymessenger.com/2012/08/03/fuel-prices-impact-food-costs/ to view the full article online.

ABF Freight System, Inc., one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers, said it disagrees with, and is disappointed by, the District Court ruling dismissing its lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and other parties for violations of the National Master Freight Agreement.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/abf-freight-system-inc-disagrees-with-federal-district-courts-ruling-2012-08-01 to view the full article online.

Schneider National
Voters across Georgia are deciding whether to levy a penny sales tax to fund transportation projects in their communities. Supporters have spent $8 million trying to convince voters that the plan will add jobs, ease congestion and improve quality of life. The plan has been endorsed by Republican state leaders, including Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston, in addition to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a Democrat.

Visit http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57483460/ga-voters-deciding-transportation-tax-referendum/ to view the full article online.

As metro Atlanta voters hurled an $8 million sales tax campaign into the trash, Gov. Nathan Deal held what aides called his first session with top transportation officials to discuss Plan B. What voters dismissed was a bottom-up list of $8 billion in road and rail projects created by local elected leaders. (Read the main AJC piece on the TSPLOST vote here.) The Plan B that staggered out of the governor’s office will be its polar opposite: dramatically smaller, paid for with shrinking funds and highly centralized. Projects will be hand-picked by a governor who intends to squeeze every penny available.

Visit http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/07/31/nathan-deals-plan-b-governor-intends-to-step-into-transportation-vacuum/ to view the full article online.

Fifteen industry groups representing most sectors of the domestic economy have come together to file a joint amici curiae brief that challenges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Hours of Service Final Rules for commercial truck drivers. Portions of the Hours of Service Rules will slow productivity, hurt jobs and have a negative impact on agriculture, manufacturers, retail supply chains and distribution operations.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/shippertransportation-provider-coalition-files-brief-in-case-against-trucking-hours-of-service-rule-2012-07-31 to view the full article online.