Phase 1 for conference registration is now open for shippers, grocery receivers and food service companies. Phase 2 will open on September 1, 2021 for all other attendee types. If you are currently receiving this eNewsletter, then you are on our current mailing list and will receive an invitation voucher from media@foodshippersofamerica.org, which will be required to register for the conference. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please complete the information at the following link: Request for Addition to FSA Mailing List Survey(foodshippersofamerica.org)
The 2022 conference will be held from February 20 – 22, 2022 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida. Overflow rooms will be available at the adjacent Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Please continue to take advantage of the industry information available on our FSA website, in our eNewsletter, our bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine, and on our LinkedIn page.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Newbourne, Executive Director, at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org  or 847-302-1496 cell.


Thank you to all our members for your continued support!


Food Shippers is now accepting applications for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program is open to any dependent of a current Food Shippers of America member. For more information on membership please visit our web site at Food Shippers of America.org. For additional information on the scholarship application process please visit our Food Shippers of America Scholarship page.

The top scholarship winner for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program will be announced at the 2022 Food Shippers of America annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Our current issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is also available in digital format,and includes an array of industry information, tips and perspectives. Read features about pandemic trends in food purchasing and other retail disrupters, the changing regulatory environment, and the pace of infrastructure improvements. Inside you will find perspectives on the 2021 economic outlook by ATA Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Bob Costello and a host of industry insiders who will also discuss many other facets of the food and beverage industry. Please click here for immediate access. 

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


Food Shippers of America is looking for FSA Members to feaure in our upcoming issues of the bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine and monthly newsletter.

Tell us how you've weathered the pandemic and what your vision is moving forward. Perhaps how your organization is finding new solutions to capacity issues, or how new infrastructure legislation is affecting your  company's responses to increasing freight demands, We offer a unique opportunity for FSA Members to share their company's goals and successes, visions and innovations. 

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


Wondering what you can do to reduce your GHG emissions? Consider investing in the future by investing in electric trucks. Moving away from diesel-dependent heavy-duty vehicles will help us reduce emissions from the transportation sector.


Carriers and shippers should be on watch as Colorado State University, a leading authority on hurricane tracking, has updated its hurricane forecast slightly, now calling for 18 or more named storms (winds in excess of 74 mph) and four storms of category 3 or higher.


Progressive Railroading
Fifteen top industry companies will present live, 15-minute product/service demonstrations webcasts over the course of the week on a variety of topics, including Critical Safety via Configuration Management and Stopping Fuel Waste.


Modern Shipper/FreightWaves
It has been an uphill battle for the California Trucking Association (CTA) and its efforts to block the state from imposing AB5 on the state's trucking industry. The current stay blocking implementation of AB5,issued at the close of 2019, may end immediately if the CTA's request to the U.S. Supreme Court for appeal is denied.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.

Food Engineering
Eliminating non-decomposing, potentially carcinogenic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from fast food and carry-out containers packaging has taken on new life with an open-source recipe and process for packaging manufacturers. 


Food Logistics
Reducing the carbon footprint within the warehouse link of the supply chain is a high priority for food and beverage industry. LED and motion-detection lighting, solar-power, and paper consumption reduction practices, among other initiatives are realizing significant strides in decarbonization.


Supply Chain 247
While seasonal surges can be predicted, disruptions such as COVID-19 have shown that unpredictable consumer surges can exacerbate supply chain weaknesses, including the ordering and fulfillment systems already in place.

ALJEX TMS - The most efficient TMS tool for food shippers.
Aljex Software
Aljex is the #1 cloud based TMS with dispatch and rate confirmation tools to ensure FMSA compliance. For over 20 years, Aljex has developed a scalable system that works for every size of carrier or brokerage. Join a network that does billions of dollars in transactional revenue annually. Software plans are risk free with no long-term commitments, offering low startup costs and fast deployment - in as little as a week. Contact Sales@Aljex.com for a free demo

Supply Chain Dive
In the wake of container shortages and supply chain delays and to promote U.S. exports, new legislation that would broaden the powers of the Federal Maritime Commission, including moving the burden of proof for detention and demurrage from the invoiced company to the carrier, has been introduced ealier this month to the House of Representatives by Congressmen John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Dustry Johnson, R-S.D.


DC Velocity
With the passing of President Joe Biden's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than $550 billion is now available for additional projects to address decaying roads and bridges, safety and improvement projects, and the DRIVE-Safe Act, A PROGRAM designed to expand the available pool of driver candidates in the U.S.

Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC

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 August issue. 

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

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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