Food Shippers of America

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Conference registration will be limited to the first 900 paid-in-full registrations.

Payment in full is due no later than February 1, 2016. Registrations after January 29, 2016, will not be included in the printed attendee agenda.

Conference fees are:

$500 for shippers and receivers per attendee

$975 for all other attendee types (increases to $1,175 per attendee on February 1, 2016)

Reminder: Limit of four attendees per company except railroads, who may have six attendees. There is no limit for shipper or receiver attendees.

Conference registration questions can be directed to:

Royce Fisk Executive Director

or Nancy Newbourne Treasurer at

Click Learn More for agenda.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/kwAgenda_2016_(1).pdf to view the full article online.

2016 FSA Sponsors

Visit http://foodshippersofamerica.org/sponsors.html to view the full article online.

Plover, WI - As part of its mission to minimize obstacles and encourage the employment of women in the industry, the Women In Trucking Association has selected MindShare Strategies to provide support in operations, strategy and membership growth and retention. MindShare Strategies provides clients in the transportation and logistics industries with a broad range of marketing, sales and management capabilities that generate business results.

This expanded relationship follows after MindShare Strategies helped Women In Trucking to successfully launch its inaugural Accelerate! Conference & Expo last September. The association, with the help of MindShare Strategies, will be hosting its second annual conference Nov. 7-9 in Dallas.

"Women In Trucking plays a significant role in advancing the roles of women in the industry, promoting their accomplishments and minimizing obstacles they face," said Ellen Voie, president and CEO, who founded the association in 2007. "As we continue to advance our mission and expand our membership and influence, we will need more advanced and scalable association management capabilities and resources. As an association management company that focuses in commercial freight transportation and logistics, MindShare Strategies is the ideal solution for us."

Visit http://www.ajot.com/news/women-in-trucking-association-selects-mindshare-strategies-to-support-organ to view the full article online.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Start with a fleet traveling a mind-boggling 10 million miles each day. Add a 35-plus-year track record of investing in equipment, processes and technology to run one of the most energy-efficient fleets in the industry. Top it off with being named a six-time EPA SmartWay Awards of Excellence winner and it’s easy to understand why the transportation, intermodal and logistics company known for orange has proven it also has an affinity for another color: green.

Visit http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2016/1/8/SchneiderrecognizedforenvironmentalperformancebyEPA.aspx to view the full article online.

Syfan Logistics, Inc.
As truck sales are expected to weaken in 2016, manufacturing plants are trimming down. Employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s Cleveland, N.C., Freightliner plant are the latest to take a hit, with nearly 1,000 workers to be laid off.

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the official notice date of DTNA’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) was on Jan. 4. Although it will go into full effect on March 5, affected employees’ last day of work was Friday, Jan. 8, according to David Giroux, DTNA director of corporate communications and public relations.

Visit http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=30397#.VpGDF7YrKt8 to view the full article online.

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
The parent company of Oscar Mayer announced plans to begin staff reductions at its Madison corporate headquarters. Kraft Heinz said in November that it will move its operations to Chicago and Davenport, Iowa, over the next year and a half as a way to save money.

Visit http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=28&yr=2016 to view the full article online.

Manager: Ken Marko, senior manager of national fleet sustainability Company: Frito-Lay North America Operation: 21,000 Class 3-8 vehicles providing food and beverage distribution service Problem: Integrating alternative-fuel vehicles into any fleet operation poses many challenges, not the least of which is figuring out the particulars of their maintenance needs. Frito-Lay North America knows that all too well, as it has integrated nearly 300 all-electric delivery trucks and 463 Class 8 ...

Visit http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/making-call to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Efforts to replenish New Jersey's transportation fund have stalled, but the new year is expected to force top state officials to take action.

The now-$1.2 billion fund is headed toward empty in 2016 unless steps are taken to refill it.

Authority to sell bonds to pay for projects is expiring, and all tax revenue is earmarked to pay off debt, which totals $16 billion.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrats who control the NJ Legislature have been unable to agree on a solution.

Visit http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article52722970.html to view the full article online.

Amid a new leadership shake-up at freight shipping provider Hub Group Inc., Chief Executive David Yeager said the company has big plans to grow through acquisitions&mdash - starting this year.

"We’re looking at who we are and how we can change for the better," Mr. Yeager said in an interview.

The comments came after the company eliminated two senior management positions, extending an executive overhaul that began last year. Hub dropped the posts of chief marketing officer, which was held by Christopher Kravas, and chief intermodal officer, held by Daniel Burke.

Visit http://www.wsj.com/articles/hub-group-plans-strategic-shift-toward-acquisitions-1452196255 to view the full article online.

SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain, this week announced the 12th annual FL100 list, which appears in the November/December 2015 issue.
For more than a decade, the editors of Food Logistics have profiled software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. Their products benefit the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, to facilitating safe and sanitary transportation of product while assuring regulatory compliance.
"Developments in the software and technology sector are generating new opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them," notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. "Moreover, cloud-based solutions and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain."

Visit http://www.econotimes.com/Food-Logistics-Announces-Its-2015-FL100+-139782 to view the full article online.

We have several sales positions available at our Edison, New Jersey, headquarters.
We are an asset based trucking company with a 3PL division. We operate as a national specialty commodity carrier, providing truckload, LTL, logistics/brokerage, warehouse, drayage, consolidation, distribution and timely delivery service.

We are seeking highly motivated experienced outside and inside sales professionals with proven success in the transportation of special commodities.

Relocation assistance is provided, as well as sign-on bonus.

Visit http://cnj.craigslist.org/sls/5393457083.html to view the full article online.

The small town of Thomaston in west Alabama's Marengo County is among a dozen nationwide winners of a grant to help provide fresh meats and produce to its citizens. Classified as a "food desert" by the USDA, Thomaston is getting the grant through CSX Transportation and the Conservation Fund, which aims to improve transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to needy community members.

Thomaston, which had a population of less than 400 according to the 2000 census, will put the money to use by supplying a cold storage bin/produce box for Dave's Market, which has agreed to locate in town. The box will allow the market the ability to provide fresh meats and produce to the community.

A food desert is an an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or high quality fresh foods.

Visit http://www.wtvm.com/story/30913425/food-desert-town-in-marengo-county-wins-csx-grant to view the full article online.