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P R E S I D E N T ' S L E T T E R THE 60TH ANNUAL FOOD Shippers of America Conference, titled "A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies," was a great success. Co-chairs Ross Cook, Gordon Trucking, and Kelly Stoeckigt, Johnsonville Sausage, put together an outstanding cast of speakers and panels that was inspiring and informing. Everyone will take home and share the growing collaborative tone we felt at this conference. If you missed it, you can find the presentations on our website at www.foodshippersofamerica.org. Even with the cold, rainy weather - which caused a few cancellations - there were more than 900 attendees at the March conference. That's fantastic! We now have 91 member companies. Although golf was difficult due to the weather, we did have teams that completed the course. We all look forward to warm weather at next year's conference at JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. Six scholarships were awarded this year, for a total of $15,000. The $5,000 winner was Kate Hildebrand, who is graduating from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management with a BS and a supply chain major. She has accepted a position with The 3M Company. We wish her all the best. FSA also made $5,000 in donations to both the San Antonio Food Bank and Feeding America. Food Shippers of America VOLUME 4, NO. 2 SPRING/SUMMER 2015 Published two times a year for the Food Shippers of America 5363 Gould Circle Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-319-5215 rfisk@foodshippersofamerica.org www.foodshippersofamerica.org Executive Director Royce Fisk President Diane Van Wagner Vice President Michael Lowe Treasurer Nancy Newbourne Secretary Renee Nielsen Food Shippers of America Magazine Team Renee Nielsen Michael Lowe Chris Wilkes Rich Johnson Published by We can't thank Ross Cook and Kelly Stoeckigt enough for their incredible planning efforts that made this year's conference such a success. Thanks to our 38 sponsors, we had great speakers and enjoyed wonderful entertainment. Captain Sullenberger and Alison Levine were inspiring. The panels and speakers shared great insights on how to be carrier friendly and gain capacity through improved operations and collaboration. We look forward to hearing about the successful implementation of these ideas throughout the coming year. As we thank retiring members Larry Cooper, Bob Rich and Andrew Fuller for their time on the board, we welcome new board members: Mark Hackl, Schreiber Foods; Steve Stein, The Dannon Company; and Kelly Stoeckigt, Johnsonville Sausage. Carroll Neville from the CN is our new rail advisor. We look forward to a great two years with our new team. Next year's co-chairs are Steve Stein from The Dannon Company and Ed Ruhe from Classic Carriers. If you are interested in volunteering for next year's conference in Palm Desert, please reach out to one of them or to Nancy Newbourne, treasurer@ foodshippersofamerica.org. Thank you, Diane Van Wagner President of Food Shippers of America Director of Transportation Operations The Dannon Company 5950 Northwest 1st Place Gainesville, Florida 32607 800-369-6220, 352-332-1252 Fax: 352-331-3525 www.naylor.com ©2015 NAYLOR. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the association. Publisher Jessica Semonin Editor Leslee Masters Design Sharon Lynne Project Manager Heather McMillen Publication Director Jason White Marketing Emily Rodriguez Advertising Sales Amanda Blanchard Jeff Bunkin Chris Chicciarello Ryan Griffin Jason Zawada Published April 2015/FUD-B0115/5893 FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA | www.foodshippersofamerica.org | 9 http://www.foodshippersofamerica.org http://www.foodshippersofamerica.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.foodshippersofamerica.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2015

President’s Letter
Intermodal Challenges
Pain on the Train
Transportation Funding Preview
The Real Key to the Driver Shortage – Creating a Better Environment for Drivers
Starting Over
FSA’s Annual Conference
Industry Forecast
Retail Trends
Cleaning Up Aisle 6
How Are Honeybees Doing?
Capturing Talent
A Traffic Jam Model of Leadership
Afraid to Admit That You Don’t Understand Social Media?
FSA Members
Index of Advertisers

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