Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Twelve European food logistics providers have formed a pan-European association, the "European Food Network".

German group Dachser has taken a leading role in the development of the network and will assume systems leadership.

Visit http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/20644/Food+logistics+providers+form+network+.html to view the full article online.

A former employee at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (MCLB-Albany) and two local businessmen were sentenced Thursday for their roles in a bribery scheme related to the award of contracts for machine products that resulted in approximately $907,000 in fraudulent overcharges to the U.S. Marines, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore of the Middle District of Georgia.

Visit http://www.walb.com/story/22530238/three-sentenced-in-marine-base-trucking-scheme to view the full article online.

Rep. Arnel Ty of the LPG Marketeers Association on Thursday urged the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to recall what he described as "harsh truck-load restrictions" which took effect on June 1.

Ty, a member of the trade and industry committee of the House of Representatives, said the new truck-load restrictions could eventually lead to a significant higher fuel and food prices in the weeks ahead.

Visit http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/economy/14612-government-s-new-truck-load-restrictions-to-trigger-fuel-food-price-hikes to view the full article online.

Tranzact Technologies
As Michigan's average gas price reaches a near-record high, readers have expressed a lot of frustration on MLive, not to mention during trips to the gas station.

They're criticizing oil companies and questioning what government leaders are doing to ease the pain.

Visit http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/06/oil_companies_lawmakers_respon.html to view the full article online.

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Preliminary North American Class 8 truck orders totaled 23,300 units in May, a "virtual carbon copy" of April's figures, according to the latest data from ACT Research.

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Major Companies Lead Conversion Efforts.

Record levels of shale gas production in the United States have had a profound economic and infrastructural impact in the country. From the chemical industry to midstream companies, many are reaping the benefits and adapting to the higher rate of natural gas production.

Low prices and high supplies of fuel are obvious benefactors for the transportation industry. And now, trucking companies are getting serious about converting from diesel to natural gas.

Visit http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/natural-gas-truck-investing/3468 to view the full article online.

Carlile Transportation Systems, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Alaska and with a presence at South Sound ports, has been acquired by Saltchuk Resources, a Seattle-based family of diversified transportation and petroleum distribution companies.

Carlile will remain a standalone company headquartered in Anchorage. It will become a part of Tote Logistics, increasing Saltchuk's presence in cargo consolidation, warehousing, trucking and other logistics in North America.

Visit http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/May-2013/Regional-logistics-giant-acquires-Carlile/ to view the full article online.

Weber Logistics
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Alliance Truck Parts is offering 250 free tickets to the June 15 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nascar Nationwide Series race in Michigan to commercial driver's licence holders.

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As the country prepares for the summer season, fuel prices for both diesel and gasoline continued to climb. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), fuel prices in late May increased with diesel climbing 2.4 cents and gas going up seven cents per gallon.

The EIA says diesel in the United States averages $3.89 per gallon, which is almost seven cents less per gallon compared to last year at this time. The agency also notes that diesel prices increased in every region of the country except New England, where the price decreased almost a half cent.

California has the highest diesel prices, averaging $4.07 per gallon. The West Coast in general saw a 4.9 cent increase while the Gulf Coast experienced a 3.6 cent increase, so an average of $3.77 per gallon.

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OTTAWA, ON -- Canada and the US announced today they will partner on a joint Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, along with Ray LaHood, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, released the "first-ever" joint Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP) and said the plan fulfills a commitment made under the 2011 Canada–United States Beyond the Border Action Plan.

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- A new report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) suggests that combining medium- and heavy-duty truck crash statistics drags down the true safety record of the US heavy truck fleet.

The study separated and evaluated a decade's worth of crashes for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, identifying notable crash trends for each vehicle population.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Kraft Foods Investments (New Zealand), which makes Cadbury chocolate, paid its first dividend of $40 million to its parent company after being taken over in 2010, financial statements show.

Kraft acquired Cadbury's New Zealand operations for $207.3 million as part of the global food manufacturer's 11.9 billion pound takeover of the chocolate maker in 2010. In October, Kraft spun off its North American grocery unit and renamed the global snacks business Mondelez International, including the New Zealand unit.

Visit http://www.sharechat.co.nz/article/e2aae672/kraft-foods-pays-40-million-dividend-to-parent-mondelez-after-takeover.html to view the full article online.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Is a truck repair facility better off paying its technicians hourly or a flat rate per job? And what is the preference of technicians and customers?

There has been plenty of debate around the merits of flat rate versus hourly pay structures for technicians, whether they work for OEM dealerships, independent shops or a fleet's own in-house maintenance operations.

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Ten students who are children and dependents of people affiliated with USA Truck have been awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year through the USA Truck Scholarship Program offered by the Arkansas-based carrier.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fleet-management/news/story/2013/05/usa-truck-awards-10-scholarships.aspx?prestitial=1 to view the full article online.