Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Start networking early! All registered attendees, golfers and non-golfers are invited to join us for a buffet luncheon Sunday, February 24, 2013, on the ballroom lawn from noon to 2:00 p.m. In addition to our annual FSA Golf Tournament, for 2013 we’ll have a "Round Robin Mixed Couples Tennis Tournament." This should be another exciting event and a chance to grab your partner and challenge other conference attendees while expanding your networking opportunities. Sign up early for an enjoyable afternoon on the court. New for 2013, and a suggestion from our survey, is our Shipper/Receiver First-Time Attendees Welcome Reception. This relaxed setting is a good time for first-time attendees to meet the Food Shippers of America Board and Planning Committee as well as other shippers/receivers. Last, but not least, is the expansion of the John J. Murphy College Scholarship Awards. For 2013 FSA has expanded the scholarship funds to three deserving applicants, so if you are an active member of Food Shippers of America, we encourage you to get the word out in your organization and submit the Scholarship application.
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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Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez International both enjoyed gains in their first day trading as two separate public companies. Shares of Kraft Foods Group (KFT), the North American grocery business that includes Velveeta, Miracle Whip and Oscar Mayer, added $1.32, or 3 percent, to close at $45.42 a share.

Visit http://www.suntimes.com/business/15518639-420/kraft-mondelez-begin-trading-as-two-companies.html to view the full article online.

Best Logistics, Inc.
At its annual awards banquet on Aug. 29, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) presented the Al Schneider Award to CSX Transportation, one of the nation's leading rail-based transportation service providers. This honor, named for the founder of Schneider National, Inc., annually recognizes an employer who shows extraordinary support of those in the Guard and Reserve.

Visit http://www.layover.com/news/article/al-schneider-award-presented-to-csx-at-eangus-cere-17273.html to view the full article online.

Ethanol as government energy policy has been an economic and environmental bust. There’s little debate; it inflates motor fuel prices while compromising the environment. Furthermore, that was before this summer’s drought-reduced corn and wheat supply. President Obama is under pressure from all sides to waive the ethanol requirement for less expensive fuel and food.

Visit http://www.courierjournal.net/news/2012-10-03/Opinion_Editorial/Transportations_GreenTech_Fail.html to view the full article online.

Technology is turning the old-school system of trucking goods from point A to point B into a sophisticated process that relies on interactive and real-time web capabilities.

Visit http://www.suntimes.com/technology/guy/15399753-452/apps-for-truckers-on-a-roll.html to view the full article online.

Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) canceled dozens of trades in shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) after their price jumped more than 25% within a minute of the market's open last Wednesday, the second day of regular trading for the newly separated company. Kraft Foods rose sharply in the seconds after the opening bell, soaring more than $12 to hit $58.54 in a series of trades well above the opening price of $45.55. Nasdaq later said it would cancel all trades in Kraft Foods Group above $47.82 that were executed between 9:30 a.m. EDT and 9:31 a.m. EDT, calling the trading "clearly erroneous." The shares are listed on the Nasdaq exchange. Exchange representatives didn't respond to requests for comment, and a Kraft Foods Group spokeswoman declined to comment.

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Speaking the day after she split her business into two separate publicly traded companies - a global snacks business named Mondelez International and a North American grocery business called Kraft Foods Group - Irene Rosenfeld shared her insights from the split at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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Universal Truckload Services, Inc. ("Universal") today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of LINC Logistics Company, a leading asset-light provider of custom-developed third-party logistics solutions.

Visit http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/10/01/4304814/universal-truckload-services-inc.html to view the full article online.

It’s hard to beat the view from the driver’s seat of a Schneider truck or a NASCAR race car. To celebrate driving and the career opportunities at the Big Orange, Schneider National held its second annual Drive to ’Dega Facebook sweepstakes and recently awarded the six grand prizes from the thousands who entered from across North America.

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Schneider National
Victor Mendez is administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the nation’s highway system. Before coming to Washington, he served as director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Mendez spoke with Tom Fox, who writes the Washington Post's Federal Coach blog and is the vice president for leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service. He also heads up their Center for Government Leadership.

Visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/talking-leadership-and-innovation-with-victor-mendez-of-the-federal-highway-administration/2012/10/03/faab8b20-0d6c-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html to view the full article online.

Decker Truck Line, Inc. received recognition at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's (IMTA) "Best of the Best" awards luncheon held September 19, 2012, in Des Moines, IA, at IMTA's Annual Management Conference.

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New orders for U.S. manufactured goods showed a substantial decrease in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday, although the decrease was largely due to a sharp drop in orders in the volatile transportation sector.

Visit http://www.rttnews.com/1977740/u-s-factory-orders-rise-excluding-sharp-drop-in-transportation-orders.aspx?type=alleco&Node=B2 to view the full article online.

One of the world's largest third party logistics companies, CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) has recently announced that it will launch a new division called ChemSolutions. The new division will be responsible for providing logistics solutions to chemical manufacturing and distribution to customers worldwide.

Visit http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2012-10/ch-robinson-opens-new-division-analyst-blog.aspx?storyid=178866 to view the full article online.