Food Shippers of America

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

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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:

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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
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T)
The American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council honored fleets, safety professionals and a state association at the annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition. The conference took place at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2014/11/ata-gives-out-awards-for-safety-efforts.aspx to view the full article online.

With a better than expected third quarter net income of $2.717 million, Van Buren-based USA Truck is on track in 2014 to end five consecutive years of losses.

The third quarter net income of $2.717 million was an improvement over the $602,000 loss in the same quarter of 2013. Also, the 26 cents per share in income was a big jump over the consensus estimate of 10 cents per share.

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The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday.

Joseph Szabo, who has headed the Federal Railroad Administration since 2009, is leaving the agency at the end of the year to become a senior fellow at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, officials said, adding that Szabo wants to be close to a sick family member.

Visit http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-railroad-szabo-cmap-met-1107-20141106-story.html to view the full article online.

C.R. England
The demand for intermodal rail transportation service is one of the major trends in the market. As a result of the low fuel costs and fewer regulations, many vendors are shifting to rail transportation.

Analysts forecast the Global Food Logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 8.87 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, an increase in tie-ups with e-commerce retailers is one of the main drivers in this market. This helps retailers serve customers beyond their geographical boundaries. The growth of the e-commence market depends on support from the logistics and transportation industry as it plays an important role in providing warehousing infrastructure and making goods and services available to customers from manufacturing facilities.

Visit http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/11/05/global-logistics-market-food-and-e-commerce-retail-industry-2018-analyzed-and-forecasts-n#axzz3IIqWFSa2 to view the full article online.

Delaware is looking into how many potentially faulty highway guardrail units were installed along state roads and highways, as safety concerns about the product grow nationwide.

The Delaware Department of Transportation on Friday banned the installation of ET-Plus guardrail heads manufactured by Trinity Industries Inc. "until further notice."

Visit http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/burke/2014/10/31/delaware-bans-guardrail-cap-safety-risk/18263345/ to view the full article online.

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has rolled out a new self-service freight transportation management tool for customers using either desktop or mobile devices.

J.B. Hunt 360 features an interface for shipment management across multiple transit types. Users have access to published rates and can request pricing for new shipping lanes, tender shipments and use real-time load tracking, according to the company. A centralized dashboard allows for assessment of transportation spending, on-time service and shipment status.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2014/11/new-transportation-management-tool-from-j-b-hunt.aspx to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
PECO Pallet, Inc. recently announced that it has added Sobeys to its growing list of authorized distributors in Canada. Canadian and U.S. manufacturers and produce companies can now ship their products into Sobeys supermarkets throughout Canada on PECO’s high-quality wood block pallets.

PECO Pallet rents its distinctive red pallets to leading grocery and consumer goods manufacturers who use them to ship products throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Empty pallets are picked up and returned to a PECO depot, where they are inspected, cleaned and repaired as needed before being reissued. PECO recently became the first pallet company to be certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) for Level 2 HACCP-Based Food Safety Plans, demonstrating PECO’s commitment to quality control and consumer safety.

Visit http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/11/06/6500614/peco-pallets-now-accepted-at-sobeys.html?sp=/100/773/385/ to view the full article online.

Connected and autonomous vehicle technology will help optimize roadway utilization, potentially saving billions in future infrastructure expansion.

Visit http://www.govtech.com/transportation/How-Transportation-Technologies-Will-Change-Everything-.html to view the full article online.

Penske Truck Leasing will be featured at the upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, November 11-14, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Penske is a gold sponsor of the event and will be located in expo booth 810. Penske's booth will feature a compressed natural gas (CNG) semi-tractor from its commercial truck rental fleet.

Experts from Penske Truck Leasing will also appear on two conference panels. Matt Krasney, director of Alternative Fuels, will appear on the Natural Gas Vehicles Leasing Options Open Additional Opportunities panel. The company's Director of Technical Training, Holly Gerke, will present during the Training: The Key to Safe, Reliable Vehicle Maintenance session.

Visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/penske-truck-leasing-presenting-and-exhibiting-at-natural-gas-vehicle-conference-281773551.html to view the full article online.