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The 62nd Annual Conference will be held March 3-5, 2017, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Please click here to access Conference registration:
Hotel reservations at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort can be secured using Food Shippers of America Reservations Link
 
 
   
The tournament will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club adjacent to the conference hotel on Sunday March 3, 2017. There will be two consecutive rounds: 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tee times. Register early for your preferred tee time when you register for the conference.
 
Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
 
   
TRENTON - New Jersey's Senate president has a new plan to raise the gasoline tax to fund transportation projects. Democrat Steve Sweeney met with Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday. Christie spokesman Brian Murray and Sweeney spokesman Richard McGrath say a proposal was provided and is under review. But no one is saying what tax cuts would accompany the additional 23-cent-a-gallon increase in the gas tax.
 
A ballot measure to increase retail sales tax by a half percent to raise funds for transportation improvements in Placer County was placed on the Nov. 8, 2016, presidential general election ballot today by the county board of supervisors. The proposed measure, if approved by two-thirds of county voters, would be in effect for 30 years and would raise about $1.6 billion to fund highway projects, public transit expansion, local street maintenance and improvements and other projects in both suburban and rural areas of the county.
 
 
   
We are accepting 2017 Sponsorships for our March 3-5, 2017 62nd Annual Conference at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando FL. Please contact Nancy Newbourne, treasurer, at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org or Royce Fisk executive director, rfisk@foodshippersofamerica.org for more information. Sponsorship selections are available during the conference registration process.
 
WSI
United States Cold Storage, Inc.
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransLoc, a transportation technology provider, today announced its expansion into renovated office space in the Research Triangle. The office will serve as national headquarters for TransLoc’s operations, helping organizations and municipalities solve major transportation challenges. As part of the expansion, the company plans to increase its workforce by nearly 30 percent over the remainder of the year to meet soaring national demand for its transportation technology platform.
 
 
   
Under new regulations, a shipper must ensure that food is handled in a manner that prevents the food from becoming unsafe during transport. Shippers are in the best position to know suitable conditions for the transport of food. Shippers are liable under new food transport regulations even if the shipper assigned responsibility to a third party.
 
More than $22,500 awards will be presented, with the John J. Murphy recipient being invited to attend the conference and accept the award in person. 

Eligible applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a supply chain logistics department employee whose company's FSA membership dues are current.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Newbourne, treasurer, at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org 
Completed applications must be received by December 31, 2016. 
 
CHICAGO, IL--- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, announced today the company ranked #2 in the 2016 Inbound Logistics Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. Winners are recognized in the magazine's July 2016 issue and on its website.
 
Cargo Chief, a tech-enabled third party logistics provider (3PL) that unlocks hidden transportation capacity by empowering trucking carriers and providing superior service to shippers, has been selected to the Food Logistics 2016 Top Green Providers List, published in the July issue of the publication.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Pro Star Logistics
Daimler truck brand, Mercedes-Benz, has announced it will use 3D printing to help localize production of spare parts for its trucks. According to Mercedes-Benz, 30 genuine spare parts will be available for order and supplied at the press of a button from the 3D printer later this year.
 
 
   
The May reading shows the domestic intermodal sector is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions, but that the overall situation remains mildly favorable from an intermodal standpoint. Larry Gross, partner at FTR and principal author of Intermodal Update, said, "May’s ICI was adversely affected by relatively weak intermodal volumes and downward rate pressure. However, while intermodal is not currently experiencing the robust growth to which we have been accustomed, the fundamentals still look solid, with truck capacity expected to tighten as we move into 2017 due to the approaching federal electronic logging device mandate. Fuel prices are also moving up, which provides some tailwind for intermodal."
 
 

 

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