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 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 again will 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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Tranzact Technologies
U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) was selected by the House Democratic Caucus to serve as the Ranking Member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the new Congress starting January 2013. Rahall has been a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for his entire tenure in Congress and served as the Committee's top Democrat during the current Congress.

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The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has called out the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA), for lacking sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers.

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Reddaway has been named a Top 100 Trucker for 2012 by Inbound Logistics magazine. Reddaway was selected from more than 250 trucking companies for the magazine's annual Top 100 Motor Carriers directory. Compiled by Inbound Logistics editors, the directory is a qualitative assessment of service providers offering the operational capabilities and experience to meet the transportation, supply chain and logistics needs of the magazine's readers.

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Patriot Transportation Holding reported earnings on Dec. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know: For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), Patriot Transportation Holding beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share. Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. Margins dropped across the board.

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Walmart Canada's controversial 'supercube' configuration, consisting of a cabover tractor with dromedary box pulling a 60.5-ft. drop-deck semi-trailer will operate under revised permit conditions that reflect the concerns raised by the Ontario Trucking Association.

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NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. pioneers in the mobile barcode industry, today announced that it has granted Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a worldwide, non-exclusive license to NeoMedia's patents related to mobile barcode resolution. In addition, Kraft has selected NeoMedia as an approved vendor for mobile barcode management solutions. NeoMedia's Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio, consisting of more than 74 patents awarded and pending worldwide, encompasses many mobile barcode implementations used widely across the industry. Kraft will look to leverage NeoMedia's IP property in the future.

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Logistics distribution specialist UPS has announced enhancements to its global ocean and air freight forwarding product, UPS Supplier Management, with the introduction of UPS Order Watch, a cloud-based technology platform that allows customers to more efficiently collaborate with international suppliers and better manage their inbound supply chains.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
The American Trucking Associations is applauding Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) for his introduction of a bill requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use. "For many years, ATA has supported improving drug and alcohol testing procedures for commercial drivers," ATA president and CEO Bill Graves said. "Hair testing, which research and experience shows can be much more effective than current, conventional sampling and testing methods, is the next logical step in this process." "No fleet wants to put the safety of the public at risk by putting an impaired driver behind the wheel of one its trucks," said ATA chairman Mike Card, president of Combined Transport. "More effective drug testing procedures can help us make sure that doesn't happen."

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As the clerical workers strike crippling the twin ports of Long Angeles and Long Beach enters its eighth day Tuesday with the union continuing to resist calls to take the dispute into mediation, there is growing business pressure to get Washington involved. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and other U.S. business groups sent letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and leading members of Congress to intervene now to get the International Longshore and Warehouse Union strike settled. The NRF said the strike is now at the national emergency stage, impacting industries far and wide.

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Freightliner Trucks is now offering a customer demonstrator program for its all-new Cascadia 113 natural gas day cab. Five demonstrator tractors will be available to allow customers in Canada and the U.S. to have direct access to the new product, Freightliner said during an announcement today at the American Trucking Associations' Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking.

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