Food Shippers of America

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.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/economics/trucking-prices-remain-elevated to view the full article online.


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.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=497769&issueID=58969 to view the full article online.

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

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.

Visit http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/04/more-food-producers-exempt-from-fsma-under-tester-hagen/#.Ws4e7YgbNhE to view the full article online.


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.

Visit https://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2018/cleaning-sanitizing-food-plants-trucks/ to view the full article online.



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.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/walmart-relaxes-deadlines-for-some-deliveries-amid-driver-crunch to view the full article online.


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.

Visit https://newfoodeconomy.org/a-whole-amazon-fda-food-facility-registration-lexington-kentucky/ to view the full article online.

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.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/03/26/electronic-logging-device-changing-trucking/ to view the full article online.


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.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/eld-compliance-CarrierLists-DOL-regulation/520903/ to view the full article online.

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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