Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is supporting Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and emergency management agencies across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. in their response to Superstorm Sandy. ALAN is engaging private industry and supply-chain companies to help fulfill needs of these disaster relief organizations during this time of great need.

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Prior to Hurricane Sandy we were working with the Mountaineer Food Bank on a project for low income individuals who lost food during this summer’s derecho. With the damages and power outages from Sandy, the need is even more amplified.

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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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"In order to offer support and to help those in need from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, Food Shippers of America granted $10,000 to send logistics volunteers to work with relief groups in New York and New Jersey. A partner with the American Logistics Aid Network, Food Shippers of America was glad to do its part in supporting the relief effort.
Tranzact Technologies
Corey Rosenbusch, vice-president of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) of GCCA and its core partners.

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The U.S. average price for both diesel and gasoline continued falling last week despite fuel supply disruptions and shortages in the Northeast due to the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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There won’t be any familiar faces missing from the leadership of transportation-related committees on Capitol Hill following the election, but there will be changes with some committee members losing their bids for re-election. "We are pleased to see some of the incumbents coming back for the next Congress," said OOIDA Director of Government Affairs Laura O’Neill.

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Denzel Washington’s character in "Flight" drinks a lot throughout the film, but his portrayal of a high-functioning alcoholic pilot isn’t going well with Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch has asked Paramount Pictures to obscure or remove the Budweiser logo from the film. At one point in the film it shows Washington’s character drinking beer behind the wheel while driving. AB said that it would never condone the misuse of their product and that the company has a long history of promoting responsible drinking and preventing drunk driving. AB did not give Paramount permission to use their beer in "Flight."
Naylor, LLC
The Defense Logistics Agency continues to supply the Federal Emergency Management Agency with food, fuel, pumps and other emergency supplies since Hurricane Sandy did catastrophic damage in the Northeast. In a blog post Oct. 31, DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek said the agency's watchwords are "significant actions, urgently executed."

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A slow growing economy and the staving off of a potential East Coast and Gulf Coast ports strike translated into mixed shipment and expenditure results in October, according to the October edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.

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Retailers and grocery stores are among companies increasingly using dedicated-fleet services as a shortage of drivers constrains U.S. trucking capacity while the economy heals. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) and Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) are among carriers benefiting from an "accelerating trend" that’s helping to buoy the trucking industry, according to John Larkin, managing director in Baltimore at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Dedicated-fleet services -- provided by a carrier that allocates a fleet of trucks to specific customers -- are "in vogue" because shippers want to eliminate the uncertainty related with procuring vehicles, he said.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Kraft Foods’ net income rose 13 percent in the third quarter as new products and increased advertising helped it top Wall Street expectations.

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The 2012 Surface Transportation Summit held in Toronto last week attracted more than 200 shippers, carriers and industry vendors. The speakers and panelists discussed a wide ranging array of topics, but one of the recurring themes was the need for shipper-carrier collaboration. The Great Recession placed tremendous downward pressure on freight costs and freight rates. The industry is still in a recovery mode. Carlos Gomes, senior economist from Scotiabank, the lead-off speaker at the summit, expressed the view that the economies of North America will be in a period of slow growth for some time to come. On the other hand, maximizing profitability and reducing freight costs remain the two top priorities for shippers in the 2012 Transportation Buying Trends Survey, as presented at the summit by Lou Smyrlis, editorial director of the Business Information Group. The carrier executives who spoke talked about the need for freight rates to increase to maintain the viability of their businesses. How do you reconcile these two disparate positions?

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Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has formally announced his intention to seek the chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Shuster has been widely expected to replace current Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), who faces term limits for committee chairmanships that were set by Republicans when they took control of the House in 2010.

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