Food Shippers of America

Aljex Software, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Transport Topics
With rising costs in all aspects of operation including purchase payments, permits, licensing and insurance, the national average of $1.69 per mile is up 10 cents from 2016, with the highest cost-per-mile averaging $1.735 in the Northeast region.

Visit https://www.ttnews.com/articles/cost-operating-truck-6-169-mile-atri-report-says to view the full article online.


Thank you to all of our members for your support!  

Company member listing as of October 15, 2018


With the 64th Annual Foods Shippers of America conference almost 75 percent sold out, please find our tentative agenda that Co-Chairs Earnie Seibert, Sanderson Farms and Mary Kearney, Hirschbach Motor Lines, and the committee have created for another great conference.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/FUD-B0218_Ver._5_Conference_Agenda.pdf to view the full article online.


Supply Chain Dive
IBM has been testing its new blockchain-based food supply chain in real-time at retailers and suppliers around the country, including Walmart and Dole. The software as a system (SaaS) module is currently available for any member of the food ecosystem, but requires an array of partners in order to achieve full traceability, prompting some users to opt for a product-specific approach to the new technology.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/IBM-Food-Trust-SaaS-available-Carrefour/539065/ to view the full article online.


Mark Your Calendar for Future FSA Annual Conferences! 
March 3-5, 2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert CA.
February 23 - February 25, 2020 JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL. 
February 28 - March 2 2021, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert CA.
February 20 - February 22, 2022 JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
Inquires for Conference Sponsorship opportunities should be directed to treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org


Two rounds of play Sunday, March 4 at the Wildfire Golf Club on the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa property!

Note: earlier tee times 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

We are excited about the upcoming conference that will be here before you know it! The always Great Time of Golf is about sold out. So please check and ensure that you have your registration completed and requested pairing noted, if any, as it will sell out shortly. We are excited to be at the Desert Springs course again as last time we were here we had a Hole in One winner for $10,000! So get out and practice, and we look forward to seeing the first 244 people who get signed up out there on Sunday to try and win some cash and bragging rights within the industry for a year.
You or your guest must be a registered conference attendee.

Please forward your questions to golf@foodshippersofamerica.org



Branding – the logos and icons the public identify a company  by – are part of every company's marketing strategy. It's not just the product, its the company's name and reputation. For the transport industry, good branding is influenced by aspects such as service time, fleet appearance and office staff.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/cashflow-corner/how-branding-helps-win-trucking-contracts to view the full article online.

One Partner. Many Solutions.
Burris Logistics
At Burris Logistics, your business is as important to us as our own. We listen to you, learning from our customers and the industries we serve to collaborate on the best solutions for your end-to-end supply chain needs.
Learn more.

Eligible Applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a Supply Chain Logistics Department employee whose Company's membership dues are current.


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. completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by received by December 14, 2018.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=526361&issueID=58975 to view the full article online.

UTXL, Inc.

The Packer
Estimated at between $230 to $300 million in losses, a report from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia says the numbers may go higher with secondary losses incurred from non-functioning coolers and irrigation pumps.

Visit https://www.thepacker.com/article/georgia-vegetables-suffer-near-300-million-loss-michael to view the full article online.


Food Engineering
A recent assessment of convenience chain Wawa's cold-chain supply found that the "broken links" in most cold-food supply chains often begin in the warehouses of processors. The main problem being warm or out-of-temp products being shipped, often resulting in out-of-spec product delivery and refusal of goods.

Visit https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/97801-discovering-broken-links-in-the-cold-chain-cuts-food-waste-saves-money to view the full article online.

A Fresh Approach to Food Shipping
Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc.
Planning your food delivery in the most economical and quickest transit time possible allows you to keep your food products at their best. Tucker specializes in arranging your freight according to your needs, contracting with a select group of carriers, and applying our innovative “forensic dispatch” approach to strive for the safe, seamless and on-time delivery of your product.
Read the full story here.
Food Shippers of America
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Geneva, IL 60134