Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
Conference, hotel registrations and sponsorship availability are now open and can be accessed via www.foodshippersofamerica.org.

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NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics.

The only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, Food Logistics annually names Top Green Providers, companies that exceed industry standards on sustainability in the global food supply chain.

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Logistics software firms Accellos and HighJump Software have merged under the name HighJump, the companies said. Terms were not disclosed.

Accellos founder and CEO Michael Cornell has been appointed CEO of HighJump, and the companies said the Accellos name will still be used for midmarket supply chain products.

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Tranzact Technologies
Rich Freeland has been promoted to president and chief operating officer at Cummins Inc. He will report to Tom Linebarger, who remains the CEO and chairman. Freeland was president of the company's engine business, its largest business unit.

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The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

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On July 9, 2014, a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California truck drivers are entitled to meal breaks and rest periods under California state law despite federal deregulation of the trucking industry. Prior to the Court of Appeals ruling in Dilts v. Penske Logistics, Inc. (July 9, 2014), several federal judges in California ruled that trucking companies were exempted from the requirement to provide mandatory breaks by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994, which prohibits states from enforcing any statutes "related to a price, route or service of any motor carrier" that is transporting property.

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C.R. England
It's been more than two years since the U.S. withdrew almost all military forces from Iraq, but the multibillion-dollar logistics contract to support American troops there will likely go on for the better part of another decade, records show. Known as LOGCAP III (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program), the contract provided housing, food, transportation, fuel and a host of other services. It was awarded to contractor KBR, which remains entangled in dozens of lawsuits over its performance and faces what company lawyers characterize as an unprecedented level of Pentagon audit scrutiny.

Visit http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/8/iraq-logistics-contract-goes-on-years-after-withdr/ to view the full article online.

DENTON, TX – Peterbilt Motor Company and Paccar (its parents company) were big winners at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla., when they took home four Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership awards.

Two of the awards – called High Achiever Awards – were in the categories of Workplace Leadership and Engineering and Product Technology Leadership.

"It's an honor to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to innovate in all areas of our operations, particularly from among such a diverse and worthy field of candidates as those selected by Frost & Sullivan," said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. "Our design, engineering and manufacturing initiatives lead not only the trucking industry, but set new standards for quality, efficiency and technological leadership across all industries."

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The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has included, as part of its "must-pass" highway trust fund package, a provision that would equalize the tax treatment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) used by semi-trucks as an alternative to diesel fuel.

If Congress provides fair tax treatment of LNG, it could dramatically boost LNG as a long-haul truck fuel, resulting in cleaner air, less dependence on imported oil, and more jobs in America.

Visit http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/featured-articles/2937-congressional-action-needed-to-jumpstart-lng-adoption-as-truck-fuel to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) recently released a new mobile application that helps customers connect with its nationwide dealer and service network on a 24/7 basis.

Appropriately entitled the "24/7 Direct" app, it is available from Apple's App Store for the iOS mobile operating system, with versions also available for the Android and Windows phone.

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Equities research analysts at Robert W. Baird raised its target price on shares of Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) from $25 to $26 in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird's price target would indicate a potential upside of 6.34 percent from the company's current price.

Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) traded down 1.35 percent on Tuesday, hitting $24.12. The stock had a trading volume of 149,805 shares. Knight Transportation has a 52-week low of $15.88 and a 52-week high of $25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23 and a 200-day moving average of $22.37. The company has a market cap of $1.949 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.17.

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Wal-Mart Canada has purchased two privately held Canadian logistics firms, trucking company Translogic Express Dedicated Inc. (TEDI) and distribution center operator SCM, as part of its growth strategy, Canadian Shipper reports.

Under the terms of the deals, which went into effect on July 1, Translogic Express Dedicated will continue to do business under its existing name, and SCM will be rebranded, although both firms will be operated as wholly owned subsidiaries of Wal-Mart, Canadian Shipper said. Andrew Pelletier, vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability for Wal-Mart Canada, told Canadian Shipper that there will be no impact on staff and he expects the integration process to go smoothly, as the two companies have acted as Wal-Mart service providers in the past.

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