Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Registration for the 2014 Food Shippers of America 59th Annual Conference is now open on-line at www.foodshippersofamerica.org. The theme is "Bridging the Gap," and with all the great speakers and topic session, you don't want to miss this event. Reservations at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL. can be made using the link provided on the FSA website. See you all there !!!! 
All Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS devices will now ship with new software that includes updates and new features available via Wi-Fi connectivity.

The new software also is available to owners of existing IntelliRoute TND 720s via a Rand McNally Dock update.

The new software release includes three new connected services to help professional drivers manage time and costs in their businesses: real-time fuel prices, local search and a premium enhanced traffic service.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/product/detail/2013/07/rand-mcnally-releases-new-software-for-its-7-inch.aspx?prestitial=1 to view the full article online.

Ryder System, Inc. a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today that Food Authority, a family-owned and operated food service provider that distributes produce and grocery products to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, has refreshed and expanded its fleet with 66 new refrigerated heavy duty vehicles under a Full Service Lease from Ryder. The vehicles have been specified with Certified Clean Idle engines and upgraded programmable transmissions to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. With a Full Service Lease, Ryder acquires vehicles according to the customer's specifications, provides financing, maintenance and fleet support services, and then manages vehicle disposal to protect customers from residual risk.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/food-authority-expands-fleet-with-fuel-efficient-vehicles-from-ryder-2013-07-01 to view the full article online.

Tranzact Technologies
TOTE Logistics has named John Armstrong as vice president of logistics and Gene Carlson as vice president of trucking operations for its subsidiary Carlile Transportation Systems.

Visit http://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/truckload-freight/carlile-transportation/tote-appoints-logistics-trucking-vps-carlile-transportation-systems_20130701.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+joc%2Faajm+(Journal+of+Commerce) to view the full article online.

HARRISBURG - PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch on Friday unveiled a new website, www.DOTDecade.pa.gov, that illustrates where and how additional transportation funding would be invested across Pennsylvania if a long-term funding solution is put into place.

Visit http://thedailyreview.com/news/penndot-unveils-decade-of-transportation-improvements-1.1509269 to view the full article online.

KOOL PAK LLC received the first place Great West Safety Award 'for outstanding achievement in highway safety for Common Carrier - LTL transportation under 3 million miles.' This highway safety award was granted in April by Oregon Trucking Associations and Great West Casualty Company to KOOL PAK, a West Coast-based temperature-controlled LTL service provider. For companies needing a carrier to safely transport their refrigerated shipments, safety is a prime consideration.

Visit http://www.supplychaindigital.com/press_releases/air-freight/kool-pak-earns-highway-safety-award to view the full article online.

Weber Logistics
This is Key Question, as Answer will Impact Wages, Costs, Driver Shortage and More; Keeping Drivers Whole

Visit http://www.scdigest.com/ontarget/13-07-01-1.php?cid=7199 to view the full article online.

OMAHA (AP) - Some stretches of the historic coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway over the next week could look like a scene straight out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
Two processions of Model Ts, Model As and other cars are setting out this weekend, making their way from New York and San Francisco to the midpoint of Kearney to celebrate the 100th year of the Lincoln Highway, considered to be the nation's first transcontinental highway.

Visit http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/transportation-history-remembered/article_85a9c448-97f2-5fe2-9864-e04387362677.html to view the full article online.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is offering grants totaling almost $1 million to increase enrollment and provide job placement for veterans and military families in the commercial motor vehicle industry.

The announcement comes one day after Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was confirmed as the 17th U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary.

Visit http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=25421 to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sits down with Atlantic Cities' Sommer Mathis to share his vision for the future of transportation in 25 years.

Visit http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=30651 to view the full article online.

US – 42 year old, Anthony Foxx, was confirmed as Secretary of Transportation yesterday by a unanimous 100 – nil Senate vote. Foxx succeeds Ray LaHood and is likely to continue his predecessor's aggressive safety campaigning. The incoming secretary has experience in transport and logistics in both passenger and freight sectors, having introduced both streetcar and light rail programs while mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and played a part in both the construction of a runway at his local international airport and the construction of a multimodal freight centre. Road haulage dignitaries welcomed Foxx's appointment with American Trucking Association's CEO, Bill Graves, saying:

Visit http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/incoming-transport-secretary-with-freight-logistics-experience-welcomed-by-road-haulage-interests_4719 to view the full article online.

The Lake Land College Foundation recently awarded Jamey Flynn of Charleston the first-ever Commercial Driver's License program scholarship, in the amount of $250.

Visit http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/foundation-awards-first-cdl-scholarship/article_6f886916-e433-11e2-b7fc-001a4bcf887a.html to view the full article online.