Food Shippers of America

RWI Transportation LLC
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.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/John_J_Murphy_Scholarship_Appl_2015_60th_Logo.pdf to view the full article online.

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=299427&issueID=37319 to view the full article online.

During its 60th Annual Conference, Food Shippers of America will unveil a smart phone app designed to enhance the overall experience for professionals attending. In addition to information provided in the traditional printed agenda, attendees will be able to interact with speakers through live polling, log key takeaways from each session and increase networking opportunities with industry peers. Furthermore, a live feed will enable users to join and/or follow the #FSA2015 conversation on Twitter. Look for more details in the January newsletter!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=299442&issueID=37319 to view the full article online.

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T)
Get your conference week started by playing a round of golf at one of America's best tournament venues! TPC San Antonio, home of The Valero Texas Open, will play host to FSA's Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Whether you are an avid or casual player, this is a terrific opportunity to play the same championship courses as the world's most accomplished and skilled golfers!
Contact Kevin Lynch for more details: 1 (708) 935-1914

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/December_Newsletter_Golf_Tournament_Promo_(3).pdf to view the full article online.

Student Transportation Inc. ("STI") (TSX:STB) (Nasdaq:STB), the most trusted provider of school transportation services in North America, today announced that its subsidiary, Student Transportation of America, Inc. ("STA"), has been awarded a new contract with Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri. The initial 3-year contract, with the option for additional renewal years, will commence in August 2015 and feature 212 brand new state-of-the art school vehicles, bringing in annual revenues in excess of $10 million. This fleet will be the youngest and most modern fleet in the "Show Me State."

Visit http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/10111599.htm to view the full article online.

C.R. England
Logistics services provider UTi Worldwide Inc faces a fresh snag in its attempt to return to growth with the sudden resignation of its chief executive on Monday.

UTi shares posted their largest percentage fall in 10 months on Tuesday after the company reported its eighth straight quarterly loss and said Eric Kirchner, its CEO of six years, had resigned.

Visit http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/12/09/uti-worldwide-managementchanges-recovery-idINL3N0TT4JQ20141209 to view the full article online.

The Used Truck Association called its 15th annual convention a success, pushing paid membership in the association to 1,000 members. There were 735 attendees and the convention brought in record sponsorship revenue from the Vendor Expo portion of the event.

The three-day event included a vendor night, workshops, the UTA Truck laboratory and a keynote speech given by former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann. The event concluded with an awards dinner recognizing those within the used truck industry who made notable contributions in the past year.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2014/12/uta-convention-pushes-membership-over-1-000.aspx to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
K&B Transportation takes a very unique approach with our company driver compensation. We guarantee our company drivers 2,500 paid miles per week. Essentially, at K&B Transportation if you do not run 2,500 miles in a given week, we will pay you the difference. This gives our drivers the comfort of a solid weekly paycheck, week in and week out, regardless of miles. No other carrier offers this type of stability to its drivers.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=299435&issueID=37319 to view the full article online.

Riding a boom in the global movement of frozen foods, Preferred Freezer Services in June opened its third refrigerated public warehouse in Miami-Dade, a state-of-the-art center that spans 118,000 square feet.

By November, the cavernous new facility in Hialeah Gardens was nearly at its capacity of 9 million cubic feet of storage, with pallets stacked high with a myriad of refrigerated goods from around the world.

Visit http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article4409830.html to view the full article online.

WSI Logistics
Kraft Foods Group (NASDAQ:KRFT) has received a "BBB+" credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The investment research firm’s "BBB+" rating indicates that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating.

Visit http://sleekmoney.com/kraft-foods-group-given-bbb-credit-rating-by-morningstar-krft/88229/ to view the full article online.

As shippers of everything from toys to tools enjoy as much as $24 billion in savings from lower diesel surcharges next year, trucking companies see an opening to raise freight rates at a pace not seen in about a decade.

The American Trucking Associations calculates that each 1-cent drop spurs industry-wide annual fuel savings of $350 million. Diesel last week averaged $2.15 a gallon, down from $2.85 in the last 12 months. About 85 percent of the savings goes to shippers through lower fuel surcharges.

Visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-11/truckers-vie-with-shippers-for-24-billion-fuel-savings-freight.html to view the full article online.

Tribe Express
In an era with an acute driver shortage, Tribe Transportation is in an enviable position. Its turnover rate is a mere 28 percent, well below the industry average of about 100 percent.

Based near Atlanta, Tribe Transportation operates 158 long-haul tractors and has its eyes set on the 500-tractor mark within five years. "We’re on pace and continuing our planned stepped growth. We added 60 Kenworth T680s in 2014 and plan to add 70 to 80 T680s a year in the foreseeable future," said Matt Handte, executive vice president for Tribe Transportation. "We’re actually renting some trucks right now because we have drivers coming on board to fill the seats. Not many companies have that luxury."

Visit http://www.layover.com/news/article/tribe-transportation-achieves-low-driver-turnover--17841.html to view the full article online.