Food Shippers of America

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

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=284796&issueID=37316 to view the full article online.

We are pleased to offer the following sponsorship opportunities for the 60TH Annual Food Shippers of America Conference March 1-3, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio, Texas:

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/2015_Sponsorship_v6.pdf to view the full article online.

The 2015 John J. Murphy Scholarship program will again 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.

A "Supply Chain" scholarship award of $5,000 will be awarded to the most qualified applicant with a major concentrating in business, logistics or supply chain management based on the review of submitted applications by the current officers and board members of Food Shippers of America.

The top supply chain applicant will be invited to attend the Food Shippers of America annual conference for the awards presentation Monday morning of the 3-day event.
Awards of $3,000 will be presented to the second and third most qualified individuals. The fourth most qualified applicant will receive a $2,000 award, and the fifth and sixth awards are $1,000 each. Additional consideration will be given to those applicants with a major concentrating in business, logistics or supply chain management, but we encourage all majors to apply.

A total of $15,000 will be awarded.

Scholarship applications and references must be received by December 31 for the upcoming year. The guidelines for becoming an applicant for this scholarship are as follows:
1. Applicant must be 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.
2. "Supply Chain" scholarship requires enrollment in a college business program with additional merit placed on those majoring in logistics or supply chain management. Additional awards are available to all applicants enrolled in a college program; however, additional consideration will be allocated to those applicants with a major concentrating in business, logistics or supply chain management.
3. Applicant must have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average during their junior and senior years of high school and/or have maintained this average if currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses.
4. Applicant packet must be completed in its entirety.
5. Received applications will be reviewed and selections determined by the current sitting officers and board members of Food Shippers of America.

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Birchwood Foods
Caito Foods 
Calbee North America 
Dole International 
Flagship Food Group
G&C Food Distributors 
Graham Packaging
JFC International, Inc.
Mountain Valley Produce  
Perrigo Company 
Premium Waters Inc,
Ruiz Foods
Services Group of America
Wayne Farms 
Wendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Sun World International
Tranzact Technologies
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — PierPass Inc. today launched the Free-Flow Program, testing a new cargo-handling process expected to significantly reduce the time it takes participating trucks to pick up containers at marine terminals.

Today’s random-access process – where any truck can show up at any time to pick up any container – hasn’t changed since containerization began in the early 1960’s. With new, larger ships unloading as many as 5,000 containers at a time, the random-access process is creating efficiency challenges at major ports around the world.

Visit http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/09/11/6314511/pierpass-announces-free-flow-program.html?sp=/100/773/385/ to view the full article online.

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, September 10, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Andy Ahern, founder and CEO of the Phoenix-based trucking and transportation consulting firm Ahern & Associates, discusses a vital matter of importance to carriers in the industry who find their costs have risen significantly and are looking for ways to reduce those costs. The discussion is available via the latest issue of The Ahern Advisory, the popular industry newsletter of Ahern & Associates that reaches more than 400,000 subscribers each week.

Visit http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/222800007/trucking-logistics-consulting-firm-ceo-and-founder-andy-ahern-discusses-benchmarking-in-latest-ahern-advisory-issue to view the full article online.

In West Virginia, one in five children does not have reliable access to sufficient food – especially healthy food – due to limited financial resources, lack of transportation and other factors. But CSX and The Conservation Fund are working to improve food security in these at-risk communities through a program that provides increased access and funding for healthy foods for hundreds of children and families living below the poverty line in five of the state’s lowest income counties: Calhoun, McDowell, Mingo, Roane and Wirt.CSX, a leading provider of rail-based transportation services, and The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding conservation solutions that balance environmental and economic needs, teamed up to provide fresh food vouchers to children that can be redeemed at local farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Visit http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/37312-CSX-and-The-Conservation-Fund-Improve-Access-to-Healthy-Food-for-Youth-in-West-Virginia to view the full article online.

C.R. England
Ravi Kannan, director and CEO of Snowman Logistics, says the company expects to maintain its growth rate of the last few years with clear visibility on expansion plans. He says the cold chain solutions provider will add another 35 percent to its capacity in FY15. "We are looking to expand to tier II and tier III cities," he told CNBC-TV18's Latha Venkatesh.

Visit http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/ipo-new-listings/will-add-35-to-capacity-even-for-fy15-snowman-logistics-_1177276.html to view the full article online.

Hub Group Inc. has decided to voluntarily make drayage drivers in California employees, taking a different stance from other fleets that continue to insist that intermodal truckers are independent contractors.

The statement said Hub Group’s trucking unit will convert the driver status following lawsuits filed in California that challenged drivers’ contractor status. Hub Group, which ranks No. 8 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada, disclosed its move in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Visit http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=35980&t=Hub-Group-Switches-Drivers-to-Employee-Status to view the full article online.

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Phoenix-based transportation and logistics consulting company Ahern & Associates announced that the company has revised its popular "Boot Camp" program. Formerly consisting of a mentorship program that allowed trucking business owners the opportunity to have their businesses assessed by the auditors of Ahern & Associates, the revisions offer sellers of trucking and logistics companies a more in-depth, one-on-one, personal experience.

The participants of the Ahern Boot Camp program will be able to meet with Founder and CEO Andy Ahern and his staff for an entire day of instruction, review and guidance. The seller will review with the Ahern team the critical aspects of how to sell a business and how to establish a current market value for the business at hand.

Visit http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/221971308/trucking-and-transportation-logistics-firm-ahern-associates-announces-boot-camp-program-revisions to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Our food spends a lot of time on the road before it gets to our homes. One popular estimate figures that our food travels 1,500 miles before reaching our plates. The safe handling of food during transport is a critical component of the food system in the United States, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year published proposed sanitary food transportation standards — regulations that were well overdue.

Visit https://www.networkforphl.org/the_network_blog/2014/09/11/498/the_long_and_winding_road_the_fdas_proposed_sanitary_food_transport_regulations to view the full article online.

The U.S. is now in capacity crisis territory with price increases and service lapses occurring, according to the July Trucking Conditions Index, published by industry analyst FTR.

The July reading was 8.49, one of the highest points of the year. If the U.S. economy accelerates as expected, the index could go higher this year, FTR reports.

Truck utilization remains within 100 basis points of record levels, meaning any additional growth in the economy and associated freight will strain capacity even further, pushing shipping costs higher.

Visit http://www.trucknews.com/business-management/ftrs-trucking-conditions-index-edges-higher/1003059632 to view the full article online.

As part of its recently announced plans to acquire H&W Trucking of Mount Airy by the end of this month, Raleigh-based freight company Longistics plans to double the work force of the Triad company’s Surry County facility from 100 to 200 within a year.

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/2014/09/longistics-to-add-100-jobs-at-h-w-trucking-in.html to view the full article online.