Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Registration for 2015 conference will be available July 1st, 2014.

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The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. and Watco Cos. L.L.C. today announced they've formed GBW Railcar Services L.L.C., a 50-50 joint venture that will own and operate Greenbrier's and Watco's respective rail-car repair, refurbishment and maintenance businesses. GBW will have the scale to meet the certification and maintenance requirements of the growing North American tank car fleet and expand rail-car repair service offerings for general freight cars, Greenbrier and Watco officials said in a press release. With current combined annual revenue of $325 million and a geographically diverse network, GBW will employ more than 2,100 employees, they said. Recent Greenbrier hire Jim Cowan will serve as GBW's chief executive officer.

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UltraShipTMS is pleased to announce Organically Grown Company (OGC) has chosen to implement UltraShipTMS, adding yet another food producer/shipper to the Ultra client roster. A leading wholesale distributor of organic produce, Eugene, Oregon-based OGC selected UltraShipTMS to implement its acclaimed transportation management system (TMS) platform and award-winning LoadFusion transportation optimizer for inbound and outbound transportation management as well as for managing private fleet resources. The environmentally conscious OGC is particularly excited at the prospect of lowering their carbon footprint by using LoadFusion to help track and reduce CO2 emissions.

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America’s food and beverage industries are seeking economic growth while making certain consumers have access to safe, healthy, and affordable foods. Dori Kozak, marketing manager for Seegrid, maker of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), discusses the need for advancement and innovation in logistics in the current company blog.

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Global public health organization NSF International is the first North American certification body to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to offer certification to the IFS Logistics (International Featured Standard Logistics) standard.

IFS Logistics establishes a uniform, common standard by which an organizations logistics activities can be evaluated. Used by companies that make both food and non-food products, the standard applies to all aspects of logistics: transport, storage, distribution, loading, unloading and delivery by road, rail or ship. NSFs accreditation to this standard means that NSFs auditors will be able to certify that companies meet the requirements of this standard, which is accepted globally and used by hundreds of distribution centers in more than 24 countries.

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A grand jury indicted three people Wednesday in the investigation into whether Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority officials violated Florida's open meeting laws.

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Truckload carrier Universal Truckload Services Inc. said today it has named Jeffery A. Rogers, former president of YRC Freight, to become Universal's CEO at the end of the year.

Rogers will succeed Scott Wolfe, who will retire from Universal when his employment contract expires at year's end. Universal said that Rogers has already come on board as executive vice president.

Wolfe today was named to Universal's board and will stay on as director after his retirement as CEO, the Warren, Mich.-based company said.

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Con-way Inc. today announced this year's winners of the company's annual CEO Constellation Award, presented to exemplary employees for extraordinary achievement, performance and leadership.

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The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum- Transportation Museum, within the Rural Heritage Museum Complex, off Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown, draws folks from many states to see various transportation vehicles, including examples of those produced in Washington County. These include the Dagmar, Pope-Tribune, Astor Taxi-Cab and a Mack Truck, the engine was built in Hagerstown.

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As the CPC looses retail partners, pallet rental companies gain ground in Canadian market.

After losing the largest grocery retailer in Canada last year, the Canadian Pallet Council (CPC), a cooperative grocery industry pool in Canada, is now teetering on the edge of irrelevance as more retailers jump ship and put the future of the program in jeopardy.

Last year Loblaw withdrew from participating in pallet exchange. In response, the CPC management team cut costs and put together a new management plant to deal with the changing retail landscape. But the CPC has struggled to make this plan work due to a number of factors, including changes in retail partner collaboration, reduction in pallet volumes, continued repair and logistics challenges, etc.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Mississippi Department of Transportation officials met Wednesday at the State Capitol. The state's transportation commissioners said they don't have enough money to tackle their long list of problems.

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At the recent Oregon Trucking Association's (OTA) Safety and Leadership Summit, KOOL PAK LLC received two prestigious transportation safety awards. Exceptional highway safety standards are honored each year by the Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) with Great West Casualty Company. KOOL PAK earned highest honors as 2013 Fleet Safety Grand Champion, the second time in three years KOOL PAK has earned this award. They also received First Place for LTL Carrier under three million miles.

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Andy Ahern, CEO of the industry-leading trucking logistics company Ahern & Associates, is set to release his second book, The Art of the Deal, which will highlight Ahern's experience and expertise for the transportation and logistics industry. With the continued success of Ahern and Associates' newsletter, The Ahern Advisory, reaching half of a million readers weekly, transportation, trucking and logistics industry veterans regularly write in to express their gratitude at the adept, straightforward business advice of an industry leader. Andy Ahern's experience as a connector for the trucking industry has helped facilitate major mergers and acquisitions for transportation and trucking firms across the nation; now, executives in the trucking, transportation and logistics industry will be able to harness a wealth of information that can help executives understand exactly how to sell a trucking business.

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