Food Shippers of America


Please note: FSA Executive Director Paul Newbourne has updated his phone number and can now be reached at 847-302-1496. Please update your contact management systems accordingly. 



Food Shippers of America has arranged for discounted transportation from the Orlando airport to the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes hotels for the 2020 Annual FSA Conference. 

MEARS Transportation will provide a $4.00 off discount for a shared ride shuttle round trip ticket. Attendees can click here to book directly online (the discount code is built in).

Click here for other ride options MEARS offers out of the Orlando airport.

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


Food Shippers is excited to focus on updating our Facebook page on a more regular basis moving forward!  Please stop by and check it out! 

You can find our FB page by clicking here


Registration for the 2020 Food Shippers of America Conference registration is now open to all interested attendee types. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS AT NEW RECORD LEVELS WITH CONFERENCE HOTEL CAPACITY MORE THAN 65% FULL.

If you have not yet received your voucher, please email your complete contact information to Media@foodshippersofamerica.org

For more information about the 2020 Annual FSA Conference, please click here


Thank you to the committed sponsors for our 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference, February 23-25, 2020 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.

Click here for a listing of our 2020 Conference Sponsors. 

If you are interested in sponsorship, you can secure your sponsor designation when registering for the conference, or contact FSAtreasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org for additional details.


Food Shippers is looking for suggestions to refresh and update the look of the Food Shippers of America (FSA) logo.

To that end, FSA is sponsoring a competition for our members and past annual conference attendees to help develop ideas for a new logo.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=575579&issueID=60951 to view the full article online.


Food Shippers of America is researching this growing area of supply chain management and is looking for shippers or receivers that are actively using or pursuing blockchain technology. Our 2020 annual conference co-chairs are looking for a company or two that would be willing to share their blockchain story with other Food Shippers member companies as part of a presentation panel on this topic.    

We would like to talk with your company about your blockchain experience and would ask that you reach out to Kyle Kottke at kyle_kottke@kottke-trucking.com if you would be willing to participate as part of the 2020 Conference program.

Hub Group, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

For the fifth time, Fetch Logisitics has been named to the 2019 Top Green Providers list by Food Logistics magazine, recognizing the third-party logistics provider for its exemplary leadership in  enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=575373&issueID=60951 to view the full article online.


The Shippers Group has been selected from among hundreds of companies as one of the Top 100 3PL Providers. The Top 100 list appears in the July 2019 edition of Inbound Logistics. Criteria for selection includes geographic coverage, markets served, logistics services, warehousing services, transportation services and innovation. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=575365&issueID=60951 to view the full article online.


Kottke Trucking, Inc. has acquired Wayne T. Fellows, Inc. a trucking company focused on refrigerated less-than-truckload and truckload shipping based out of Davenport, FL.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/RELEASE_-_Kottke_Trucking_Purchases_Wayne_T._Fellows.pdf to view the full article online.


SFL Companies, a full-service supply chain management and logistics firm focused on technology driven freight management, was named Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider 2019 by Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/FL_Top_3PL_and_Cold_Storage_Provider_2019.pdf to view the full article online.


In celebration of the upcoming National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) Sept. 8-14, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has opened their official NTDAW online store to provide an opportunity to recognize our truck drivers. In addition, the ATA has revealed the official 2019 NTDAW logo and thank-a-driver toolkit, and announced there will be a celebration of Trucking Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.on Friday, Septemer 13, during the Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves game.

Visit https://www.trucking.org/Appreciation_Week.aspx to view the full article online.


Years ago, the swimming star Esther Williams had a question she was asked so often, she had a card printed with the answer, “Yes, I still swim.”

Although ALAN isn’t quite that famous (or aquatic), we can relate. Because each time a hurricane starts to form, we have one question that seems to pop up more than all the others combined:

“What is ALAN doing to help before the next hurricane hits?

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=575345&issueID=60951 to view the full article online.


The Transportation Intermediaries Association is making its monthly magazine, 3PL Perspectives, available to all FSA members. 

For more information about any articles appearing in 3PL Perspectives, contact Chris Burroughs at burroughs@tianet.org.

Visible Supply Chain Management

C3 Solutions
In this white paper, we discuss the five key elements that are causing drastic shifts within the food and grocery industry via a collection of five, heavily researched articles that discuss omnichannel grocery, out-of-stocks, sustainability, automation and digitization, and blockchain in greater detail.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/C3solutions_evolution-of-the-Food-Supply-Chain.pdf to view the full article online.


As a result of the operational restrictions resulting from the ELD mandate of December 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed major changes to the trucking hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. These changes could result in an estimated $274 million in savings to the U.S. econcomy and give carriers and drivers more flexibility in driving time.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/fmcsa-relaxes-hours-of-service-requirements-estimates-274-million-savings-for-economy to view the full article online.


To ensure your ice cream stays frozen until it reaches your front door, new technology – and some old tech being used in new ways – is reducing the burden on human labor and tracking a multitude of sectors across the cold chain warehouse.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/technology-cold-chain-warehouse-DHL-limitations/560830/ to view the full article online.


Food Engineering
In response to the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FMSA) Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food rules, the FDA has released guidelines for determining which companies may have leeway in their compliance dates.

Visit https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/98433-fsma-guidance-on-business-size-released-for-preventive-control-for-foods to view the full article online.


Although industry organizations including the American Trucking Association, Truckload Carriers Association and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association all support the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed hours-of-service (HOS) rules, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters expressed concerns citing reduced safety for both drivers and the motoring public.

Visit https://www.ccjdigital.com/industry-groups-mostly-supportive-of-proposed-hours-of-service-changes/# to view the full article online.


Transport Topics
Walmart raised its annual outlook, citing a strong second quarter that included an increase of 37% in online sales driven in large part by grocery sales and a limited, but free next-day delivery option launched mid-quarter.

Visit https://www.ttnews.com/articles/walmart-delivers-second-quarter to view the full article online.

Food for Thought
Alliance Shippers Inc.
By utilizing Alliance Shippers Inc.’s refrigerated fleet for dry commodities, shippers receive the same premium services as those who ship temperature-sensitive goods. This includes expedited rail service, complete satellite visibility, GPS tracking, cargo capacity greater than most 53-foot domestic containers, and a dedicated team committed to extraordinary customer service.
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John Murphy was one of the long-standing members of the Food Shippers of America organization both as a food manufacturer and as the Executive Director. John spent more than 40 years in the transportation industry of which the last half was at The Borden Food Company where he retired in 1995. Upon retiring from Borden, John spent 14 years as the Executive Director of Food Shippers of America.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=575353&issueID=60951 to view the full article online.


Thank you to all our members for your support!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/FSA_Member_Companies_as_of_7.31.2019.pdf to view the full article online.

Lync Logistics, LLC

SupplyChain247 White Paper

On-going changes in trucking regulations as well as a growing complexity in suppliers require supply chain executives and other professionals in the food industry to examine the challenges of how dock scheduling affects grocery store supply chains.

Visit https://www.supplychain247.com/article/challenges_of_dock_scheduling_in_grocery_supply_chains/c3_solutions?oly_enc_id=6355F6961723F8Z to view the full article online.


Transport Topics
The 53-footer domestic containers that are a staple of the U.S. transportation industry – despite having no U.S.-based manufacturers – are no longer included in the list of Chinese import items subject to the next round of tariffs beginning September 1. 

Visit https://www.ttnews.com/articles/53-foot-domestic-containers-china-not-tariff-list to view the full article online.


Racing to create a seamless omnichannel grocery fulfillment, grocery retailers are looking at how to address the trend of home cooking for pleasure and status, while juggling consumer demands for higher quality, wider variety and faster delivery of groceries.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/C3solutions_Omnichannel-The_Icing_on_the_Cake.pdf to view the full article online.


Supermarket News
Bottled water, flavored teas and specialty drinks are fast outpacing traditional soda and other carbonated drink consumption with alcoholic cocktails, coolers and hard seltzer products dominating grocery shelves and energy drinks in the convenience-store channel topping all other retail sales.

Visit https://www.supermarketnews.com/center-store/2019-category-guide-has-bubble-burst-carbonated-drinks to view the full article online.


Food Business News
After a year at the helm, Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association is going on the offensive when it comes to a regulatory environment and stated that G.M.A. intends to be “relentless in the promotion of uniform national standards."

Visit https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/14325-grocery-manufacturers-association-going-on-the-offensive to view the full article online.


Looking beyond the agricultural sector, Stonyfield Organics is focusing a number of initiatives on its energy, waste, packaging and logistics sectors in its aim to reduce carbon output 30% by the year 2030. Stonyfield has taken a leadership role in developing the OpenTEAM technology platform, designed to help farmers and producers trap environment carbon in the soil.

Visit https://www.foodbev.com/news/stonyfield-organic-aims-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-by-30/ to view the full article online.

Food Shippers of America
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