Food Shippers of America

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=530061&issueID=58976 to view the full article online.

Aljex Software, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Loose brake caliper bolts, and electric and natural gas defects have prompted Daimler Trucks North America to recall more than 8,600 heavy duty trucks and bueses. The company told the National Highway Safety Administration that is unaware of any accidents or injuries sustained as a result of these defects.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/11/06/daimler-recall-trucks-brake-fire-issues/ to view the full article online.


Transport Topics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to expand its current "off-site safety audit" from 10 test states to all 50 during the next 12 months. The move will speed up audits of new entrant property carriers, and will in some instances eliminate the need for field investigators.

Visit https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fmcsa-plans-expand-site-carrier-audits-all-50-states-over-next-year to view the full article online.


March 3 - 5, 2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.
February 22 - 25, 2020  JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.
February 28 - March 2, 2021 W Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.
February 20 - 22, 2022 JW Marriott 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: 6:30 a.m. is sold out but there are still openings for the 12:30 p.m. round.

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). 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 2019 and beyond.

All Golfers must be a registered conference attendees.

Please forward your questions to golf@foodshippersofamerica.org


Supply Chain Dive
Trucking shipments took a nudge upward in September posting a 1.1 percent growth over August and an 8.2 percent rise YoY, according to the Cass Freight Index, signaling a strong and expanding economy despite concerns of an unavoidable economic downturn at some point.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/trucking-prices-climb-inflation-economy/541507/ to view the full article online.


Citing a need for less friction in their freight movements, a new consortium of ocean-plying carriers known collectively as the Ocean Alliance are developing their own proprietary blockchain technology to create a more collaborative and innovative supply chain ecosystem.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/gsbn-blockchain-consortium to view the full article online.


CCJ News
Marking the eighth straight month for orders above 40,000, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports orders for North American Class 8 trucks have topped 43,000 for October. This brings the number of orders for new trucks in 2018 to more than 500,000, due in large part to continuing high freight volumes and tight capacity throughout the past 12 months.   

Visit https://www.ccjdigital.com/with-another-surge-in-october-truck-orders-total-a-whopping-500k-over-past-12-months/ 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.

Fatigue is the result of many influences, according to Mary Convey, Director of Key Accounts and Risk Mitigation at SleepSafe Drivers, including poor eating, inactivity and lack of sleep. But it can also be a direct result of medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, that dramatically exacerbate an already fatigued body. 

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/more-than-just-counting-hours-how-sleep-apnea-plays-into-driver-fatigue to view the full article online.


American Trucker
A recent survey by the American Transportation Research Institute on the industry's biggest concerns found that the No. 1 isssue among carriers was the driver shortage. However, for drivers, that issue did not even make their top five concerns list. Just how different is the perspective from the drivers's seat?

Visit https://www.trucker.com/drivers/how-drivers-carriers-rank-top-trucking-issues-speaks-volumes to view the full article online.

UTXL, Inc.


How would you respond to a crisis to supply items deperately needed after a disaster? Food Shippers of American in partnership with American Logistics Aid Netork (ALAN) to offer this game-based session putting you in the role of a business, non-profit, or government organization working to deliver critical commodities to a community following a disruptive event. You'll race against time to keep supplies moving while confronting challenges common to disaster. Performance metrics will be reviewed using data visualizations, and attendees will explore strategies for addressing real-world supply chain risks simulated during the session. Attendees should bring a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet to participate in this session.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=530437&issueID=58976 to view the full article online.


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/kwFood_Shippers_Agenda_2019_FINAL.pdf to view the full article online.


This is like Shipper of Choice on autopilot!

Lanehub automates this by creating lane packages with your partner shippers where they need capacity in the opposite direction and then offers your carriers the opportunity to win that backhaul business, resulting in better long-term capacity for you and your partner company.

The best part is that Lanehub helps facilitate benefit sharing by allocating a $30 credit to your account each time your carrier hauls a load for your partner company.  So your collaboration helps your carriers and rewards you. 

For more information about lanehub service, visit their homepage by clicking here

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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