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The 62nd Annual Conference will be held March 5-7th, 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 5th, 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.
 
 
   
These are tough times for truckload carriers, and especially smaller trucking companies. Trucking bankruptcies rose in the first quarter, nearly doubling year-over-year. Fuel prices are down, but the costs of drivers, equipment and compliance with U.S. regulations is climbing. There are still opportunities for growth, however, for smaller trucking operators as well as the largest U.S. fleets. Kottke Trucking, a family-owned business based in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, seized one such opportunity when it recently acquired competitor Walbon & Company. "We believe smaller companies may have continued long-term issues with success, and we’re trying to gain a little scale to get ahead of those issues," said Kyle Kottke, general manager and grandson of founder Elmer Kottke, who founded the original company in 1938.
 
Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
 
   
We are accepting 2017 sponsorships for our March 5-7, 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.
 
 
   
Two-year-old startup. Being paid for with $3 billion in cash and $300 million in Wal-Mart shares. Unprofitable. Jet founder Marc Lore gains $ and leadership position within Wal-Mart's ranks. Jet.com was designed to compete with CostCo, Wal-Mart and Amazon. Why? Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon views eCommerce and Amazon's aggressiveness as the company's biggest threats.
 
INDIANAPOLIS — Celadon Trucking has introduced several new features to its FleetWire mobile app, each designed to offer a better experience for its drivers. Drivers from every company in the Celadon family can now scan and store documents from their mobile device.
 
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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Brakebush Brothers, Inc. & Nutrisystem

 
BALTIMORE, MD - MTC Logistics announced today it has earned a recertification through the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for its Port of Wilmington, Delaware, distribution center – achieving a perfect score. Said Ernie Ferguson, vice president of sales for MTC Logistics, "The BRC certification is validation of our long-term commitment to providing the highest quality food safety standards through the supply chain solutions we offer. A growing number of retail and food service companies in North America require this independent certification. We initially earned this certification at our Wilmington temperature controlled distribution center in 2014 and are extremely proud that this year’s recertification was awarded with a perfect score."
 
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More than $22,500 in awards will be presented, and the top applicant will be invited to attend the conference and accept the award in person. 

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

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Newbourne, treasurer, at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org 
 
Please use this link to access the John J Murphy 2017 Scholarship Application 
Completed applications must be received by December 31, 2016. 
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Pro Star Logistics
 
   
Jerry Moyes, owner of the Phoenix-based trucking company Swift Transportation Co., has donated $5 million to Utah's Weber State University to help establish a supply chain management program. In recognition of the gift, the program will be named the Jerry and Vickie Moyes Center for Supply Chain Excellence within the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics. Jerry Moyes graduated from the Goddard School in 1966 and went on to launch his career in the trucking and logistics business.
 
 
   
Cargill Inc. is likely to slow its pace of divestitures in the coming year as a wide-ranging revamp of the agricultural giant starts to show results. After shedding about $2.4 billion worth of assets in the past year, including pork-processing plants, a steelmaking venture and crop insurance, Cargill aims to run its trading and food-production operations more profitably and invest in businesses where the company can claim a leading position, its chief financial officer said Wednesday.
 
 

 

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