Food Shippers of America

Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
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Visit http://www.foodshippersofamerica.org/become-a-member 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=503439&issueID=58970 to view the full article online.



Early indications are that electronic logging devices are having a greater impact on some types of trucks than others. While flatbeds are having the most difficulty adapting, reefers are having issues as well.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/market-insights/flatbed-carriers-hurt-by-elds to view the full article online.



The price of diesel is 22 percent higher than this time last year, jumping from $2.54 per gallon to $3.24 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The prices are the highest in 41 months and are likely to continue to climb.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/05/16/shippers-truckers-face-diesel-prices/ to view the full article online.



Among the factors making driver recruitment challenging are CDL requirements and drug testing. Competition for drivers from ride-sharing services and other markets also is playing a role.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/driver-issues/top-5-overlooked-reasons-for-truck-driver-constraint to view the full article online.



Food shipping has shown great success in the global economy, but potential problems loom at various "chokepoints" in international supply chains.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-food-trade-chokepoints/ to view the full article online.

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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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Food Engineering

In April, the Sanitary Transportation of Food rule took effect for all businesses, one more component of the FSMA. The rule establishes a number of requirements, from record-keeping to training and operations.

Visit https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/97514-the-effects-of-fsmas-sanitary-transportation-of-food-rule to view the full article online.


Business Insider

The shortage of truck drivers could reach 174,000 by 2026, according to a report from the American Trucking Association.

Visit http://www.businessinsider.com/truck-driver-shortage-slowing-amazon-orders-increasing-retail-prices-2018-5 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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Food Shippers of America
1144 East State Street
Ste A-288
Geneva, IL 60134