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 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California! Attendance will be limited to the first 900 registrants. TENNIS IS RETURNING IN 2016.

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2016 Scholarship Awards are increased to: $7,500 John J. Murphy Award, followed by individual awards of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $3,000 and $1,000. A total of $22,500 will be distributed in 2016!

Link to access John J. Murphy Scholarship Application: www.foodshippersofamerica.org/scholarship.html
We are pleased to offer the following sponsorship opportunities for the 61st Annual Food Shippers of America Conference Feb. 28-March 2 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California.

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2016 Food Shippers of America 61st Conference sponsors as of July 2, 2015.

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Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T)
ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=328770&issueID=42666 to view the full article online.

C.H. Robinson, one of the world's leading third-party logistics providers (3PL), announced its win of a prestigious award at the 2015 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS). C.H. Robinson was nominated in two categories, Best 3PL and Best Green Logistics Operator. At the final gala ball in Hong Kong on June 24, the company was awarded Best Green Logistics Operator.

The award signifies C.H. Robinson's consistent leadership in the logistics industry, providing comprehensive solutions and innovations in a changing industry through its portfolio of services.

Visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/c-h-robinson-honored-best-000000867.html to view the full article online.

In the government's most recent Consumer Price Index (CPA), the index for food consumed at home was up 0.6 percent over the last 12 months. Four of the six major grocery store food groups increased during this time, led by meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 2.1 percent.

There's a very good reason eggs are more expensive. A spring outbreak of avian flu in the Midwest resulted in the loss of millions of hens. But prices of other food items have been rapidly rising too.

"There have been different things in different industries, but I think when you put it all together, it means overall, what people are spending on groceries has increased," dietitian Leah McGrath told the Ashville, North Carolina, Citizen-Times.

Visit http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/why-food-costs-could-be-headed-even-higher-070715.html to view the full article online.

C.R. England
Miami-based Ryder Systems recently expanded its compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fleet services into Arkansas, with Fort Smith-based Boyd Metals and Greenwood-based Alpha Packaging being the first two customers.

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KLLM Transport Services, a Jackson, Mississippi-based temperature-controlled truckload carrier, received the 2014 Co-Carrier of the Year Award from Kraft Foods Group, Inc. at the group's annual Carrier Conference held in Rosemont, Illinois.

Visit http://www.layover.com/news/article/kraft-foods-group-honors-kllm-transport-as-co-carr-17969.html to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for light duty vehicles (LDVs) in eight segments, including global forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by region, drivetrain and primary fuel, through 2035.

Visit http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150706005044/en/Annual-Sales-Light-Duty-Vehicles-Expected-Exceed#.VZrrHhtViko to view the full article online.

Stay Metrics, the experts in driver retention, and C&K Trucking, a leader in intermodal transportation, announced the first wave of results from C&K Trucking's use of the Stay Metrics Driver Engagement Platform.

Within the first three months, C&K Trucking's already low turnover rate decreased by 11 percent, measured on an annualized basis, compared to the identical period in 2014.

Visit http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/07/p5657440/c-k-trucking-chooses-stay-metrics-driver-engagement-platform to view the full article online.

WSI Logistics
Kraft Heinz is asking local authorities for tax breaks on more than $100 million in technology upgrades that could eliminate at least one in five jobs at Columbia's Oscar Mayer hot dog plant. But, company officials say, the proposal would ensure the remaining jobs stay in town, and the city's tax base would benefit in the long run.

Kraft Heinz's proposal is similar to the one granted to ABC Laboratories in 2006, said David Griggs of Regional Development Development, Inc.

Visit http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/kraft-heinz-seeks-million-tax-relief-for-columbia-plant-renovations/article_d79eaa30-24c6-11e5-a9cb-23d6511992c7.html to view the full article online.

Nuts are a pretty straightforward snack. They are healthy and easy to carry and eat. And the process to prepare them is just as simple. Sure, they might get roasted or honey-glazed, but the nut has rarely been that technologically advanced.

However, according to a recently unveiled patent, Frito-Lay has some ideas to do all sorts of crazy things to your nuts. Under a process they’ve developed, they’ve figured out ways to "puff" nuts up, changing their size, texture and flavor.

Visit http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/frito-lay-has-some-crazy-plans-enhance-nuts to view the full article online.

Tribe Express
Cutting-edge transportation – driverless trucks and cargo systems, among others – could make the United States more competitive in global commerce, according to members of a Senate subcommittee.

During a recent Senate subcommittee hearing, witnesses from companies including Amazon and Volvo submitted videos demonstrating automated transportation technology, many of them still in the development stage. The Port of Long Beach’s senior executive lead Michael Christensen, for instance, showed a video concept for a harbor terminal populated by computer-guided driverless trucks and cargo systems.

Visit http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/07/high-tech-transportation-can-congress-regulate-technology-doesnt-exist-yet/117313/ to view the full article online.

When it comes to the trucks they drive, the men and women who today steer and gear this nation to prosperity have never had it so good. I spent the past weekend at the Classic and Antique Truck Show in Clifford, Ontario, about three hours northeast of Detroit, Mich. The show was sponsored by the Great Lakes Truck Club, and drew more than 200 pre-1975 vintage trucks and about 100 more '80s and '90s long-nose and cab-over-engine classic trucks.

What struck me while walking the show was how many of the trucks on display I had driven over the course of my career – not the actual trucks, mind you, but similar models. It was a bit like going out for dinner with all your ex-wives and former girlfriends at once. Talk about stirring up ghosts.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/on-the-road/story/2015/07/were-those-old-trucks-really-as-good-as-we-remember-them.aspx to view the full article online.