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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
With the phasing in of business openings and daily gatherings of people growing in the U.S. the CDC, in collaboration with state and local health officials, has drafted supplemental—not replacement—guidelines for protecting individuals and communities.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In addition to the guidelines for attending events and gatherings, the CDC stresses the importance of understanding potential risks and adopting measures to protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

 

Food Shippers of America announces a change in their membership dues structure effective July 1, 2020.

Membership in the Food Shippers of America trade association is limited to individuals engaged in the business of shipping or receiving food and related productions in the Food and Beverage industry where an individual is someone who conducts business on behalf of a company who has, or maintains, physical ownership of these products within the supply chain.

 

Thank you to all our members for your support!

 

Food Shippers of America is looking for FSA Member Companies to profile in upcoming issues of the bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine.

Perhaps your company and team has a storied history that needs telling, just surpassed a milestone in growth expectations, or came through the COVID-19 outbreak with new processes and keener insights for crisis management! We offer a unique opportunity for FSA Member Companies to share with our readers their company's goals and successes, visions and innovations. 

If you would like your FSA Member Company profile to appear in our print and digital publications, please contact Food Shippers at media_advisor@foodshippersofamerica.org.

Who Is Eligible for FSA Membership?

 
 
   

Our Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is now available in digital format. This issue features articles from industry leaders on topics ranging from TMS implementation and cost savings to innovative transformations within the supply chain, and a report on the economic forecast before, during and most importanty, after the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for immediate access. 

Previous issues of Food Shippers of America may be found in our association website archives, or by clicking here.

 
   
Alliance Shippers Inc.
      
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
   
 
   

Premier Trailer Leasing, a leading national trailer leasing and rental company, today announced it will partner with its long-time supplier, Thermo King, to help combat hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier will provide free rental of up to 40 Thermo King refrigerated trailers to Feeding America. These 53-foot trailers have a 40,000-pound perishable food capacity, allowing this partnership to help secure, store and distribute more than 6 million* meals this summer. 

*According to the USDA, 1.2 lbs. is equivalent to one meal.

 

FreightWaves
Stating there is no longer a need for emergency relief, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has deleted a host of categories from the hours of service exemption currently in place, including food and other groceries for emergency restocking, and fuel among others items.

 

Supermarket News
San Francisco-based Instacart announced in early June a partnership with C&S Wholesale Grocers to offer e-commerce and same-day delivery to more than 3,000 independent retailers nationwide.

 

FreightWaves
The problem of getting food to local food pantries before it spoils pre-dates the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the recent interruptions in the food supply chain caused by the nationwide shutdown have exacerbated the problem of food insecurity.

 

Supply Chain Management Review
Globalization and COVID-19 have brought significant changes to supply chains, including the onshoring debate, price versus speed, and the need for flexibility. Blockchain offers the transparency and agility to facility supply chain's new normal. 

 
   
Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC
      
Visible Supply Chain Management
   

FreightWaves
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended a waiver for certain pre-employment drug testing through September 30. The waiver would temporarily offset the cost of conducting pre-employment controlled substance testing for drivers furloughed, laid off or temporarily removed from employment for more than 30 days.

 

Supermarket News
The 2020 hurricane season, which opened June 1, is predicted to be one of the most active in history with a 60% chance of seeing up to six Category 3 or higher named storms. In light of recent supply chain interruptions, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers is advising customers to take the warnings seriously and prepare accordingly.

 

FreightWaves
Though the threat of COVID-19 remains high, cold chain suppliers are seeing an uptick in capacity as restaurants nationwide begin to re-open. And while industry experts don't believe there will be an overly sharp food services recovery, there is hope for more of a 'U' shape return to business.

 

Food Logistics
The food supply chain's need for efficiency, flexibility and resiliency were sorely tested during the COVID-19 crisis. Nowhere is that more evident than in the fresh food supply chain, where infrastructure, technology and methods for working with trading partners continue to challenge logistics.

 
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MH&L
Risk management has taken on new meaning in the wake of COVID-19, as the supply chain roiled with movement restrictions, demand spikes and distribution issues. In response, a recent MHI Industry report surveying supply chain professions in manufacturing, transportation and other industries revealed that more than 60% are considering digital technology as a means of mitigating future risk.

 

Supply Chain 24/7
The goal of increasing business and reducing expenses is not a novel idea. But as the business world continues to manage disruptions in operations and supply chains, the move toward streamlining business processes via new technology may give a competitive edge in the post-COVID-19 economy.

 

DC Velocity
A recent survey by Morgan Stanley of roughly 400 transportation carriers, shippers, and brokers, revealed improvement in the current and short-term impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that the freight transportation industry overall lacks confidence in the longer-term outlook.

 

Progressive Grocer
Amid narrowing margins and surging competition from other retail operations, growers also have to content with a surging e-commerce demand and an urgent need to meet customer expectations for online grocery shopping.

 
   
Lync Logistics, LLC
      
Forager Logistics
   

DC Velocity
Michigan-based cold storage provider Lineage Logistics announced in early June its acquisition of Henningsen Cold Storage Co., a nationwide refrigerated warehousing operation, and its 14 facilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Oklahoma.

 

Supply Chain Dive
While major meat companies have closed plants and warned of shortages, smaller local producers with a more transparent view of production and no middleman saw a boom in sales during the pandemic. 

 

Supermarket News
In-store and e-commerce sales of alcohol shot upward during the recent stay-at-home order period, rising more than 21% for brick-and-mortar locations, while online sales rose a whopping 234% over a year ago for the period ending April 18.

 
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The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is making its monthly magazine, 3PL Perspectives, available to all FSA members and suppliers. Please click here for a view of TIA's June issue. 

For more information about any articles appearing in 3PL Perspectives, contact Chris Burroughs at burroughs@tianet.org.

 
 

 

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