Freight Waves
Although trucking prices plateued somewhat in March, they remain at an elevated level over last year, while intermodal rose sharply from February to March. Intermodal prices are now 13 percent higher than last year, possibly a sign that shippers are exploring other options in light of trucking's capacity crunch.

Eligible Applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a Supply Chain Logistics Department employee whose Company's membership dues are current.

The 2019 John J. Murphy Scholarships will include AWARD DISTRIBUTIONS TOTALING $22,500.00

2019 Applicants- Please complete the attached application and return via email to scholarship@foodshippersofamerica.org or mail to Food Shippers of America Scholarship C/O FSA-MDI 2800 S River Road Suite 275 Des Plaines, IL 60018. All completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by received by December 14th, 2018.

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Mark your Calendar for Future FSA Annual Conferences!

March 3rd- March 5th, 2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.

February 22nd - February 25th 2020 JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.

February 28th – March 2nd 2021 JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.

February 20th - February 22nd 2022 JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.

Inquires for Conference Sponsorship opportunities should be directed to treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org


Registration will open July 1st, 2018, for the 64th Annual Conference on March 3rd- March 5th, 2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.

 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 July 1st, 2018.

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.

Food Safety News
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration updated its financial guidelines with regard to who qualifies as a small food producer and is thus exempt from Food Safety Modernization Act requirements under the Tester-Hagan amendment. While the guidelines are somewhat complicated, some in the industry appreciate the information.
Food Processing
April 6 was the deadline for complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act's Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule. Fortunately, the number of options available for tools geared toward cleaning and sanitizing refrigerated trucks has grown in response to the requirements.
Although it tightened deadlines just a few months ago, Walmart Inc. has announced that now will allow food and some other types of shipments to arrive a day early at some of its regional distribution centers.
The New Food Economy
Amazon has claimed that because it is a retailer, it is not required to register its Lexington, Kentucky warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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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While there's little evidence so far that truck drivers are leaving the industry in response to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, but the mandate already seems to be having an effect on freight rates and productivity. Experts predict that insurance rates are likely to increase for those not in compliance.
Supply Chain Dive
Compliance with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is high, with an estimated rate of 97 percent. The question now is what the long-term effect of the mandate will be across industries, experts say.
Aljex Joins Global Leader in Logistics Technology
Aljex Software, Inc.
Descartes has worked with Aljex for years to provide end-to-end solutions for the freight broker community in North America. The acquisition integrates the market leading Aljex TMS into the Descartes Global Logistics Network, providing customers with improved shipment tracking and carrier capacity.
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