Food Shippers of America

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
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2016 Scholarship Awards Increase:
$7,500 John J. Murphy Award, followed by individual awards of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 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.
2016 Food Shippers of America 61st Conference sponsors as of November 30, 2015.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=350827&issueID=42671 to view the full article online.

Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Jeff Foster has a penchant for all things Duluth and its harbor.

The local businessman’s latest venture is the purchase of the former Georgia-Pacific manufacturing plant on the Duluth Harbor.

Foster, known as the owner of the Sundew icebreaker ship and his namesake trucking company, hopes to turn the 19-acre site into a manufacturing, trucking and logistics center. The idea is to replicate what he did at another former Georgia-Pacific plant in Superior, Wis., that he’s owned since 2003.

Visit http://www.startribune.com/duluth-businessman-foster-s-purchase-of-harborside-plant-marks-start-of-new-logistics-center/356098301/ to view the full article online.

Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 3, MarketBeat reports. Investors of record on Friday, December 4, will be given a dividend of 0.06 per share on Monday, December 21. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.88 percent. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 2.

Visit http://midsouthnewz.com/knight-transportation-to-go-ex-dividend-on-december-2nd-knx/34852/ to view the full article online.

Q: From a shipping perspective, how can manufacturers best address today's increasing regulations and demand volatility?

Visit http://www.syfanlogistics.com/news/2015/09/15/general/outsourcing-to-a-third-party-logistics-provider/ to view the full article online.

C.R. England
This week we will once again focus on emerging regulations that impact food and beverage supply chains. One regulation, which is fairly sweeping, is the proposed rule governing Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Found at Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 24, the new rule is promulgated under the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 (SFTA) and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA).

Visit http://www.natlawreview.com/article/pending-fda-rule-governing-transportation-human-and-animal-food-or-keep-it-cold-or to view the full article online.

CoR is arguably one of the most important factors in running a transport and logistics business, and with laws likely to change in the near-future, there’s never been a more pertinent time to ensure you and your staff have a firm understanding of the concept.
At its core, CoR seeks to take some of the pressure off drivers and operators, who have traditionally borne the brunt of heavy vehicle enforcement penalties. Laws around CoR recognize that off-road parties can affect on-road actions and, as such, holds all parties in the supply chain responsible for their actions, or inactions.
The cost of having a weak link in your chain is massive. From stiff penalties and lost productivity to damaged reputation and loss of customers, businesses simply cannot afford to make a mistake when it comes to CoR, particularly given the current economic climate.

Visit http://www.primemovermag.com.au/insider/article/dont-let-a-weak-link-break-your-businesss-chain to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Better Made Snack Foods, celebrating its 85th year in business, keeps rethinking its products as consumer tastes continue to shift to snacks that are lower in salt, fat and calories. But regardless of national trends, chips still rule.

"Our best seller is still chips," said Mark Winkelman, president of the Detroit-based company.

From the archives: Frito strike puts rivals in the chips (Dec. 2, 1985)

Visit http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20151127/NEWS/311299989/detroits-better-made-has-chipped-away-at-customer-tastes-for-85-years to view the full article online.

With demand for its rental and leasing services accelerating, Penske Truck Rental has announced that it will open a new facility in Adelaide in the second quarter of 2016.
"We’ve had great feedback from customers in our three current markets. Our expansion to Adelaide in 2016 comes in direct response to the growth in our customer base and demand for our products and services," said Brendan Porter, rental manager, Penske Truck Rental.

Visit http://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/penske-truck-rental-announces-fourth-outlet-to-open-in-2016 to view the full article online.

Premium Waters in Chippewa Falls has been in growth mode for quite some time, the result of making a quality product in an industry where the consumption of bottled water has continued to increase year after year for much of the last two decades.

"There are a lot of people moving to bottled water from other sources," said Bill Mercer, plant manager for Premium Waters’ Chippewa Falls facility.

However, the forecast for 2016 looks different than past years: Mercer is expecting much steeper growth in his plant’s business for the next calendar year.

Visit http://chippewa.com/news/local/premium-waters-plans-for-big-growth-in/article_d7d6cdc4-d41d-521b-8234-c3ccf49b23c2.html to view the full article online.

CarrierWeb, a trucking mobile communications and telematics provider, announced the launch of a website devoted to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

CarrierWeb says the website, www.FSMAfacts.com, will deliver timely updates and expert analysis for shippers and motor carriers on current and upcoming FSMA regulations. Additionally, the website offers information about modern technologies and operational best practices to stay compliant.

Visit http://www.ccjdigital.com/carrierweb-creates-fsma-compliance-website-for-food-haulers/ to view the full article online.

Tribe Express
ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitting the business in two. A largely branded business, Conagra Brands, and a frozen potato products supplier, Lamb Weston, are set to be created. Dean Best analyses what could lie ahead for both companies.

U.S. group ConAgra Foods has grabbed the headlines in recent days with another strategic move under recently-appointed CEO Sean Connolly.

Visit http://www.just-food.com/analysis/conagra-foods-announces-split-what-could-happen-next_id131788.aspx to view the full article online.

In this era of popular sentiment for small government, the local sales tax is something of a phenomenon.

Since 2000, voters have approved a total of 105 sales tax hikes in cities and counties across the nation to pay for new roads, buses and rail projects. Only 70 have failed, giving the tax hikes a 60 percent success rate.

Visit http://home.tampabay.com/news/transportation/tampa-bay-is-a-graveyard-for-transportation-ballot-measures/2255504 to view the full article online.