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vice president of sales for Gainesville,
Ga.-based Syfan Transport/Syfan
Logistics, which has about 125 trucks
and has food shippers as its core
client base. "Some smaller carriers
may not want to take on that financial
commitment or just don't want to
deal with it from a process and
implementation standpoint. You could
see some of those carriers start to just
leave the marketplace, which in turn
would affect capacity."
The ELD rule has been vociferously
opposed by the Owner-Operator
Independent Drivers Association, and
it is possible that the implementation
of the rule could be delayed or
scrapped by President Donald Trump's
administration, which has vowed
to repeal two regulations for every
new regulation.
Rising costs. CFI's Cervin said that
even with strong demand for carrier
capacity, the rising costs of doing
business can squeeze some smaller
carriers out of the market, which
decreases overall carrier capacity.
"There are certain things like the
cost of buying new equipment,
maintenance costs and wages for
employees that may rise anywhere
from 2 to 5 percent consistently,
so your costs continue to go up,"
he said. "If carriers cannot pass
a portion of those costs on to the
shippers, who in turn pass it on to
the customer, then they will continue
to get squeezed out. These smaller
carriers just cannot continue to bear
that burden, especially if they have
to purchase new equipment. As the
years go by and they have to purchase
new equipment, they have to make
that decision: Do I want to make that
investment or not?"
Aging infrastructure. The American
Society of Civil Engineers puts
out a report card on the nation's
infrastructure every four years. The
new report is due out later this year,
but back in 2013, the association gave
America's infrastructure a grade of
D+ and estimated that it would cost

$3.6 trillion to make the necessary
repairs and upgrades by 2020.
In December 2015, President Barack
Obama signed into law a fiveyear, $305 billion highway bill that
represented the first long-term
national transportation spending
package since 2005. The bill came
after Obama's six-year, $478 billion
proposal was rejected by Congress.
Trump has said an infrastructure
bill will be part of his broader
job-creating agenda.
According to a report released in
February by the American Road and
Transportation Builders Association,
about 56,000 bridges, or 9 percent
of all bridges in the United States,
were deemed structurally deficient
last year, including many heavily
used by trucks. Along interstates,
which are primary corridors for
trucks, approximately 1,900 bridges
are structurally deficient, according
to the report. Researchers found
that 173,919 bridges, 28 percent
of the nation's total, are more than
50 years old and have not undergone
major reconstruction.
The poor state of the nation's roads
and bridges leads to traffic congestion
and increased wear and tear on
trucks, both of which decrease carrier
capacity, Cervin said. Among the
infrastructure improvements that
carriers would like to see are smoother
pavement, wider shoulders, advanced
warning lights at intersections and
working traffic signals.
"We're definitely seeing
congestion, and so by improving the
infrastructure, you hope to reduce
that congestion, thereby reducing
the number of accidents and allowing
carriers to deliver freight on time,"
Cervin said. "In a busy metropolitan
area, tractors can't maneuver through
traffic. They have to stay in one lane,
and they have to keep their distance to
avoid accidents. All of this increases
the amount of time it takes to get
through that metropolitan area, and
that has an effect on capacity."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017

President’s Letter
Filling the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Expanded Panama Canal = Expanded Options
Capacity Concerns
FAST Act Impact
Cooperative Effort Provides Safe Havens for Drivers
Elaine Chao Returns to Washington as Secretary of Transportation
Industry Forecast
Regulatory Update
Is Your RFP Built to Source the Right ELD Solution?
Top 10
FSA Annual Conference
Retail Trends
As the World Returns
Stop Managing, Start Coaching
A B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeeding in an Unpredictable Business World
People Problems Prevented
Batory Food
Bongards Creameries
Operation Blessing
Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Save-A-Lot
Scotlynn
Sun-Maid
FSA Members
In the News…
Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - intro
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover1
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover2
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 3
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - President’s Letter
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 12
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 13
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Filling the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 15
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Expanded Panama Canal = Expanded Options
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 31
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Capacity Concerns
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 33
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 41
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FAST Act Impact
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 43
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 44
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 45
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 46
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Cooperative Effort Provides Safe Havens for Drivers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 48
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 49
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 50
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Elaine Chao Returns to Washington as Secretary of Transportation
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 52
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 53
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 54
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Industry Forecast
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 56
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 57
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Regulatory Update
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 59
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 60
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 61
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 62
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Is Your RFP Built to Source the Right ELD Solution?
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 64
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 65
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 66
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Top 10
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 68
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FSA Annual Conference
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 70
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 71
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 72
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 73
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Retail Trends
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 75
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 76
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 77
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - As the World Returns
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 79
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 80
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 81
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 82
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Stop Managing, Start Coaching
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 84
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 85
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - A B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeeding in an Unpredictable Business World
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 87
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - People Problems Prevented
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 89
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 90
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 91
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 92
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Batory Food
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 94
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Bongards Creameries
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 96
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Operation Blessing
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 98
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 100
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Save-A-Lot
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 102
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Scotlynn
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Sun-Maid
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FSA Members
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 106
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - In the News…
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 109
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 110
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