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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Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is looking to make the dreams of one lucky truck driver come true with the launch of its Drivers Dreams program. Drivers can submit any dream, wish or need they have via www.DriversDreams.com for the chance to win $10,000 toward granting their wish.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has almost doubled fines that Navistar will have to pay for engines that don’t meet the agency’s emissions standards, according to a report from Reuters. The penalty for each non-compliant engine is now $3,775, up from the $1,919 Navistar had previously been paying.

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The U.S. economy continued to expand gradually in July and August, while trucking and logistics services saw steady to moderate growth, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

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The International Warehouse Logistics Association today urged California Gov. Jerry Brown to veto Assembly Bill 1855 (Torres). The bill regulates the form and content of contracts entered into by California’s warehouse industry. This bill, if enacted, would roll back 32 years of sensible working economic regulations strictly adhered to by California warehouse owners and operators. Most ironic, the bill reverses a policy this same governor enacted in 1980 during his first term.

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Best Logistics, Inc.
Mondelez International is preparing to launch a media agency review, the company has confirmed. Estimated ad spending on the account is $250 million annually, according to Nielsen.

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. is one of the first-in-class third-party logistics (3PL) with consistent growth rate over the past few years. The company's asset light model, with diversified freight forwarding solutions, provides more earnings flexibility in an economic downturn. We believe the demand of 3PL services is rapidly growing as shippers seek cost effective one stop solutions for their freight forwarding requirements. Given the company's advanced technology and service capabilities, we believe it is poised to capture a significant share in the current freight transportation market.

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A trucking firm has been ordered to reinstate a whistle-blower truck driver who refused to drive an explosive-filled truck with a co-driver who smoked. It will pay $315,000 in back wages and damages, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. OSHA said it ordered M3 Transport L.L.C./SLT Expressway Inc., and its successors in interest, Lyons Capital L.L.C. and Glendale, Arizona-based Roadmaster Group, to pay the truck driver $315,000 for the firm's alleged violation of the whistle-blower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

Visit http://www.workforce.com/article/20120828/NEWS01/120829951/trucking-firm-ordered-to-reinstate-whistle-blower-pay-315-000# to view the full article online.

Rose Chauffeured Transportation, Ltd., (Rose) is proud to announce that it has become TSX-approved as a safer motor carrier, having successfully completed the Transportation Safety Exchange Comprehensive Review (TSX-CR), the most comprehensive review in the industry. Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) is the ground transportation industry's only independent rating organization that inspects, monitors and reports the safety performance of motor carriers.

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Because of demands from customers, Visalia, CA-based Sierra Agricultural Transportation, Inc. has added several company-owned and -operated trucks to its list of assets, and is currently in negotiations to add to that fleet. Chad Lenaburg, who handles sales for destinations ranging from the Midwest to the East Coast, said some of the firm’s larger customers want the transportation company that they are doing business with to have "skin in the game."

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Occasionally a snippet of news reaches us that makes us consider just how big the freight industry actually is. This week’s announcement from Schneider Logistics Inc., part of the Schneider National enterprise, told of the company’s 10th annual Carrier Recognition Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and, reading between the lines, one could begin to grasp the scope of the American road haulage industry.

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Presidential campaigns are filled with startling revelations. Here’s your political bombshell for 2012: Paul Ryan didn’t drive the Oscar Mayer weinermobile – at least not professionally. And there are some real, authentic "hotdoggers" out there a little miffed that the Wisconsin congressman and GOP VP nominee has been labeled in the press as a wienermobile driver.

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Schneider National
Trains may not run on alternative fuels just yet, but one of the companies that provides railroad crew transportation solutions does. Rezenberger recently unveiled 10 2012 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueled Ford E-350 shuttle vans for its California fleet.

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North Bay trucking companies are spending millions of dollars on new trucks this year in order to meet tough air quality rules aimed at getting older, smoke-belching cabs off the road. The state has provided grants to help pay for new, high-tech diesels that emit a 10th of the air pollution that the 2006 models produce. The latest grants provide up to $60,000 toward a big-rig that can easily cost $130,000 or more.

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When Amazon.com came knocking and wanted to partner with Rick Gilbert’s courier and logistics company, he did something not a lot of business owners would do. He said no thanks.

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