Food Shippers of America

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
It’s never too early to secure your registration for the 61st Annual Food Shippers of America Conference February 28 - March 1, 2016, at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert California! Attendance will be limited to the first 900 registrants. TENNIS IS RETURNING IN 2016.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=325240&issueID=42665 to view the full article online.

2016 Scholarship awards are increased to:
$7500 John J Murphy Award followed by individual awards of $5000, $4000, $3000, $3000 and $1000. Total of $22500 will be distributed in 2016!
Link to access John J Murphy Scholarship Application  www.foodshippersofamerica.org/scholarship.html
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T)
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) announced the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act"), as amended, has expired with regard to their previously announced proposed merger.

The expiration of the HSR Act waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the proposed transaction, which remains subject to approval by Kraft shareholders, antitrust clearance in Canada and other customary closing conditions.

Kraft will hold a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the merger on July 1, 2015.

Visit http://www.rttnews.com/2509687/h-j-heinz-kraft-foods-deal-gets-u-s-antitrust-approval-quick-facts.aspx to view the full article online.

The company’s self-driving Freightliner truck hits the road. A car that drives itself may be nirvana for daily commuters, but operators of longhaul trucks could reach this plane first. At a May 6 press conference in Nevada, the US’s largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer, Freightliner, unveiled a prototype 18-wheeler called the "Inspiration Truck," the world’s first self-driving truck licensed for road tests.

Visit http://www.businessweekme.com/Bloomberg/newsmid/190/newsid/686 to view the full article online.

The House has passed H.R. 2577, the Transportation, Housing, & Urban Development funding bill.
America is a big country that relies on efficient and flexible transportation options to exchange goods, visit family and simply head out to work. For many, it can take a lot to get from point A to point B, so our country needs continued investment to make sure people can travel where they need without a problem.

The House voted to support our interstate highway system, maintain efficient and safe air and rail transportation and ensure that our housing safety net will be there for elderly and disabled tenants of public housing. But it’s more than just a funding bill. This bill prioritizes projects to ensure tax dollars from hardworking Americans aren’t wasted on projects that don’t reflect today’s reality and tomorrow’s potential.

Visit http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2015/06/congress-yes-on-transportation-no-on-high-speed-rail/ to view the full article online.

C.R. England
The House late Tuesday passed the fifth of a dozen spending bills for fiscal 2016 to fund transportation and housing projects.

Lawmakers approved the $55.3 billion measure by a razor-thin margin, 216-210, after rejecting amendments from Democrats that would have increased funding for Amtrak and the D.C. Metro, as well as doing away with a provision restricting travel to Cuba.

Visit http://thehill.com/homenews/house/244498-house-passes-funding-for-transportation-housing to view the full article online.

GAFFNEY, SC. — June 8, 2015 — Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) announces the retirement of President and CEO Bob Harbin, effective July 31, 2015.

Harbin’s retirement brings to a close a distinguished career of more than 30 years as a leader and innovator in the transportation industry. He’s served as president and CEO of FCCC since 2006, where he helped push the company to its current status as the top chassis supplier in the Class A diesel RV and walk-in van markets, as well as record market share in the commercial bus market. Harbin also increased resources to strengthen FCCC’s industry-leading dealer- and customer-support systems as well as its development of innovative alternative-fuel products.

Visit http://www.vendingmarketwatch.com/news/12081790/freightliner-custom-chassis-corp-announces-retirement-of-president-and-ceo-bob-harbin-appointment-of-successor to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Celadon Group Inc., an Indianapolis trucking company, named Bobby Peavler chief financial officer and treasurer. Peavler is also principal accounting officer and will continue in the role, according to a regulatory filing. He succeeds William Meek, who was promoted to chief operating officer in October, according to a proxy filing.

Visit http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2015/06/09/cfo-moves-celadon-group-homestreet/ to view the full article online.

EW DELHI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is ready to increase its oil output in the coming months to a new record to meet a rise in global demand, despite increased domestic use, a senior state oil company official said on Thursday.

Ahmed Al-Subaey, Saudi Aramco's executive director for marketing, told Reuters the world's top oil exporter was already talking to prospective Indian buyers for additional oil.

Visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-saudi-aramco-says-no-113928183.html to view the full article online.

WSI Logistics
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. said Thursday that the employment of chief operating officer Brian J. van Helden "was terminated" two days ago.

The trucking and logistics firm gave no reason for van Helden's departure, which Roadrunner disclosed in a filing with securities regulators.

Van Helden was Roadrunner's second-highest-paid executive in 2014, with total compensation of $756,000.

He was named chief operating officer in December 2013. Van Helden came to Roadrunner in 2007 after 10 years with FedEx Ground Inc.

Visit http://www.jsonline.com/business/cudahy-based-trucking-company-roadrunner-fires-top-exec-brian-j-van-helden-b99517675z1-306927731.html to view the full article online.

Ruiz Foods is a true American Dream story. In business since 1964, the company produces premium, authentically prepared frozen foods for distribution to retailers, convenience stores and club stores as well as through vending, industrial and foodservice channels. The third-generation, family-owned company has risen through the ranks to become the nation's largest producer of convenient frozen Mexican dishes (according to Nielsen). Inspired by family recipes brimming with Mexican flare, Ruiz today offers more than 200 frozen foods under the El Monterey and Tornados brand names.

Visit http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2015/2015-r-and-d-team-of-the-year-ruiz-foods/ to view the full article online.

Tribe Express
The Allen Lund Co. has started the process of organizing donations for its annual Christmas season effort on behalf of Navidad en el Barrio, a nonprofit that supplies food baskets to Southern California families in need.

The company, which will provide transportation and logistics during the week of Dec. 7, is seeking Western shippers to donate fresh produce and other foods, according to a news release.

Visit http://www.thepacker.com/news/allen-lund-co-plans-christmas-effort to view the full article online.

The theme of the 33rd Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition in Retama Park, Selma, Texas was "Thoroughbreds of Trucking."
SuperRigs contestants and attendees saw some of the best looking working trucks during the day and enjoyed horse racing at night. The racetrack, which hosts Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Horse racing, is located near San Antonio, immediately off of I-35 at Exit 174-A. All Shell Rotella SuperRigs events are free and open to the public.

Visit http://www.truckingnewsonline.com/news/shell-rotella-superrigs-truck-competition-begins-today-in-texas/ to view the full article online.