We are off and running with record levels of conference registrations processed in just the first 11 weeks after opening! 

If you have attended a conference in the last 3 years, you will have received an email with the necessary voucher code needed to complete registration for the conference beginning June 1, 2018.

Once you receive the registration confirmation, you will be able to access a link provided to secure your hotel reservations. Only registered conference attendees will be able to secure room reservations at the Food Shippers of America contracted room rate. Onsite room availability is limited and overflow hotels will be made available.  

If you have not attended a Food Shippers of America conference prior to 2016 please email media@foodshippersofamerica.org with your complete contact information and you will receive the needed voucher for registration within 1-2 business days..

We have limited the total attendee participation to the first 1,100 completed registrations received, and as of the distribution of this e-Newsletter we have more than 700 registrations in place.  

There are limited sponsorships still available. If you are interested in sponsorships please contact Nancy Newbourne, Treasurer at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org
See you in Palm Desert!
Aljex Software, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Mark Your Calendar for Future FSA Annual Conferences! 
March 3-5, 2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert CA.
February 22 - February 25, 2020 JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL. 
February 28 - March 2 2021, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert CA.
February 20 - February 22, 2022 JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL. 
Inquires for Conference Sponsorship opportunities should be directed to treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org

Two rounds of play Sunday, March 4 at the Wildfire Golf Club on the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa property!

Note: earlier tee times 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

We are excited about the upcoming conference that will be here before you know it! The always Great Time of Golf is about sold out. So please check and ensure that you have your registration completed and requested pairing noted, if any, as it will sell out shortly. We are excited to be at the Desert Springs course again as last time we were here we had a Hole in One winner for $10,000! So get out and practice, and we look forward to seeing the first 244 people who get signed up out there on Sunday to try and win some cash and bragging rights within the industry for a year.

You or your guest must be a registered conference attendee.

Please forward your questions to golf@foodshippersofamerica.org

Citing increased demand for transport of temperature-sensitive goods, Hapag-Lloyd announced it plans to order an additional 11,100 reefer containers through December. With the order, the world's fifth largest ocean shipper will realize a 29 percent growth in its refrigerated fleet since 2015.
In response to ever-tightening environmental regulations here and abroad, Kenworth Truck Co. is working to produce a zero-emission freight hauling truck that relies on electric power, and is developing electrified powertrains that will work with myriad electrical sources.
In followup to the recent fining of Walmart by the City of Springfield for allowing truck parking in its lot -- and a backlash across social media calling for a boycott of the city -- officials have begun to talk in earnest with the country's largest retailer about better accommodating truckers. More, the story generated broader conversations about the complications of ELD mandates and  increasingly limited parking for long-haulers.
One Partner. Many Solutions.
Burris Logistics
At Burris Logistics, your business is as important to us as our own. We listen to you, learning from our customers and the industries we serve to collaborate on the best solutions for your end-to-end supply chain needs.
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Pushing an agenda that includes hiring veterans, promoting new technology and fixing our nation's roadway system, American Trucking Assocation president Chris Spear recently spoke out about an experience he had aboard a $4 billion warship.
Transport Topics
The CVSA will conduct random inspections on commercial carriers weighing 10,000 or more to capture data on the condition and/or maintennace of rear trailer underride guards. The inspections are in response to a bill submitted by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) who support legislation that may result in an out-of-service designation for some older trucks.
UTXL, Inc.
Tropos Motors announced  this week that their latest delivery incarnation exceeds all current standard safety measures, and will, with a wider electric range, also handle last-mile delivery operations. 
Eligible Applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a Supply Chain Logistics Department employee whose Company's membership dues are current.


2019 Applicants- Please complete the attached applicationand 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.
A Fresh Approach to Food Shipping
Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc.
Planning your food delivery in the most economical and quickest transit time possible allows you to keep your food products at their best. Tucker specializes in arranging your freight according to your needs, contracting with a select group of carriers, and applying our innovative “forensic dispatch” approach to strive for the safe, seamless and on-time delivery of your product.
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