Food Shippers of America


Though some drivers decry using Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) as unreliable and problematic, the number of violations for those stopped and who use the device is less than 1 percent. Industry insiders believe the ELD system puts all drivers on a level playing field, and may well provide the data necessary to craft a more flexible hours of service model.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/07/09/fmcsa-eld-truck-drivers-work-hours-issues/ to view the full article online.


We are off an running with record levels of conference registrations processed the first 6 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 conference on June 1st, 2018.

Once you receive registration confirmation you will be able to access 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 are limiting total attendee participation to the first 1,100 completed registrations received, and as of the distribution of this Enewsletter, we have over 500 registrations in place.

If you are interested in sponsorships please contact Nancy Newbourne, Treasurer at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org.

See you in Palm Desert!

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Aljex Software, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Thank you to all of our members for your support.

Click Here for complete list of member companies.

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The Packer

Suppliers rallied last week to protest Kroger's new 90-day payment policy, which would have forced PACA-eligible suppliers to choose between giving the chain a discounted rate for produce and waiting three times longer to be paid. 

Visit https://www.thepacker.com/article/how-produce-got-kroger-walk-back-its-new-90-day-policy to view the full article online.


Fetch Logistics

Food Logistics magazine has named Fetch Logistics to its 2018 Top Green Providers list, making this the fourth time Fetch has been honored by the publication, which recognizes organizations for their products, services and leadership within the food and beverage industry.

Visit http://www.fetchlogistics.com/index.php/2018/06/28/fetch-logistics-named-a-top-green-provider-for-the-fourth-time/ to view the full article online.



The landmark Dynamex ruling handed down by the California Supreme Court in April has sent a shudder through the trucking industry as California-based trucking companies--and those doing business in the state--evaluate how the Court's opinion will impact their contractor/driver relationships. 

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/legal-issues/fallout-from-dynamex-decision to view the full article online.



A recent survey noted that among companies currently using a weigh station bypass system, more than $2,000 in time- and fuel-related costs and more than 120 hours of drive time were realized annually.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/cashflow-corner/value-of-weigh-station-bypass-technology 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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If a desktop computer freeze is problematic, consider the ramifications of an operating system crash on a fully loaded autonomous truck traveling a major interstate at 70 mph.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/07/05/software-weak-link-autonomous-trucking/ to view the full article online.

UTXL, Inc.

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=511422&issueID=58972 to view the full article online.

Food Shippers of America
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