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Supply Chain Dive
The rate of compliance with with electronic logging devices (ELDs) has risen to 92 percent in the days before the enforcement deadline of April 1, according to a survey from CarrierLists. Short-haul and small fleet trucks are lagging in their compliance rates, and some experts predict that the driver shortage could worsen once enforcement takes effect.
 
The Packer
A number of food industry trade groups have petitioned the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation Committee to hold hearings on the topic of electronic logging devices (ELDs). In their letter, the groups asked for a two-year extension to the waiver for agriculture carrers.
 
Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers, Speakers and of course all of our attendees since without all the 63rd Annual Food Shippers of America Conference would not have been the success it was with record breaking attendance of 1153 with 326 Shipper/Receivers.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor Companies! 

We are pleased to share some of the Session Presentations:

Please mark your calendar as 64th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference registration opens July 1st 2018.

Vouchers will be emailed and needed to register but do not guarantee attendance.

Registration payment can be deferred until January 2019 but is required to secure hotel reservations.

 
Fleet Owner
Effective security measures are becoming more important than ever as a consequence of Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. Experts note that cargo thieves often break seals to take a look at loads before deciding whether to commit theft.
 
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Freight Waves
With the Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates, continuing its pattern of small, gradual increases, potential effects on freight markets and carriers could include greater difficulty for smaller carriers in securing bank loans and increases in the cost of equipment. The effects of interest rate increases can take months to manifest, however.
 
You have the need, we have the network.
Burris Logistics
Burris Freight Management, a business line of Burris Logistics — provider of customized supply chain solutions — announced that it has acquired Iowa-based, Streamline Logistics. Learn how we can offer you more options in transportation solutions.
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Freight Waves
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act, or the DRIVE-Safe Act, would allow CDL holders younger than 21 to drive across state lines as part of an apprenticeship program. The program would consist of  two probationary periods in which an experienced driver would have to be present in the cab.
 
Reuters
The rising cost of transportation could soon lead to prices increases on consumer goods as suppliers seek to maintain their profit margins. U.S. food companies are among those likely to be most affected if truck rates continue to increase as expected over the next year.
 
Trucks.com
According to a new report from the American Trucking Association, between the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the driver turnover rate dropped from 95 percent to 88 percent. Experts attribute the decrease to an increase in pay for drivers and strong freight rates. However, the turnover rate remains higher than it was a year ago.
 
Logistics Management
The shortage of truck drivers remains one of the biggest issues in freight transportation, and the possibility exists that the shortage could worsen if the economy continues to improve and volume increases.
 

For the 2019 and 2020 Food Shippers of America Conferences!

Registration will open July 1st, 2018 for 2019.

If you have attended a conference in the last 3 years you will receive an email with the necessary voucher code needed to complete registration for conference.

Once you receive registration confirmation you will be able to access link provided to secure your hotel reservations.

If you have not attended a Food Shippers of America conference prior to 2016 please email media@foodshippersofamerica.org with your complete contact information so that we can add you to the distribution July 1st.

 
You have the need, we have the network.
Burris Logistics
Burris Freight Management, a business line of Burris Logistics — provider of customized supply chain solutions — announced that it has acquired Iowa-based, Streamline Logistics. Learn how we can offer you more options in transportation solutions.
Learn more.
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