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We've reached a new record in conference attendance. Less than 20 days to Orlando! See you there! For those who are not able to attend this year, please mark your calendars for out 63rd Annual Conference March 11-13, 2018, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix AZ. 2018 Registration will open in July 2017.
 
 
   
As a nonprofit organization, without our sponsors we would not be able to bring you a conference of this caliber. Thank you 2017 sponsors.
 
 
   
The two tournament rounds will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club adjacent to the conference hotel on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Foursomes will be posted on the 2017 FSA Conference APP Friday after 6 p.m.
 
Food Shippers Agenda 2017
 
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Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Registered conference attendees: Please watch your email for notice of release and link to access the 2017 Food Shippers of America Conference APP week of 2/17/17. Downloading the improved FSA APP is even easier and will include, but is not limited to: About FSA Attendee Listing Conference Agenda Event Alert Notifications (so you don’t miss anything!) General Conference Guidelines Speaker Listing Sponsor Listing Volunteer Listing There will also be a APP Help Desk located near registration for any onsight assistance you may need.
 
 
   
A controversial NAFTA plank allowing Mexican truckers to haul goods deep into the United States is again in the crosshairs as the Trump administration prepares to redo the trade agreement and a court challenge proceeds next month. Killing the provision, the goal of owner-operators and the Teamsters union, would have little economic impact, as only a handful of Mexican companies have obtained U.S. operating authority beyond the border commercial zone. However, revoking the provision would raise the temperature in the Twitter-dominated trade spat between the United States and Mexico and could lead to tit-for-tat tariffs, as happened when a pilot project was shut down in 2009. Mexican-based truckers have been free to apply for OP-1(MX) long-haul authority in the United States since January 2015, but economically, sending Mexican drivers and equipment far into the United States makes little sense, experts say.
 
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Hermann Services, Inc.
Boston has made gains in modernizing its aging transportation infrastructure, but needs to spend hundreds of millions more to continue making progress. That's one of the conclusions of a new report issued by the advocacy coalition Transportation for Massachusetts.
 
 
   
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committees in the U.S. House and Senate are prepping for a busy year as the president is readying a push against the nation’s "failing infrastructure." The American Society of Civil Engineers says the U.S. transportation system, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, schools and the energy grid need improvements estimated at $3.6 trillion.
 
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Pro Star Logistics
 
   
As one of the nation's largest truckload shippers, The Home Depot wields a lot of carbon-reduction clout with its carriers. It's Michelle Livingstone's job to ensure they carry Big Orange's freight as cleanly as possible.
 
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes a lot of new spending, including spending for schools, but it lacks a long-term solution for dealing with the state’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure. A governor’s job is to put forth big ideas (as Walker did years ago in advancing Act 10, despite widespread protest), but Walker continues to sidestep the state’s transportation problems, promoting instead a Band-Aid solution of delaying roadway projects and borrowing money.
 
 
   
The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question, "How can you help millennials feel like they’re part of the company?" is written by Chris Policinski, CEO of Land O’Lakes. A career in agriculture can be a tough sell to ambitious millennials, so here at Land O’Lakes we experience firsthand the challenge of attracting and retaining young talent. What these millennials may not realize is that agriculture couldn’t be more poised to drive the conversation—and action—around many of the world’s toughest challenges.
 
 

 

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