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moves incredibly quickly, so ask if the
company you're considering uses the
latest technology. Legacy systems that
haven't kept up with technology trends
can slow the vendor - and you - down.
Find out how often a company releases
software updates.
Companies that have regular product
updates - perhaps as often as every
month - show that their technology
is built for future needs and that they
respond to customer pain points. Do they
provide over-the-air software upgrades
free as part of the service, or are they
an additional cost? It's worth finding
outw how much a company spends on
research and development, too. The
only technology companies that thrive
are those that constantly innovate, so
a company should be happy to share
what it spends on R&D. If the company is
publicly listed, that information will be
freely available anyway.
With this in mind, here are the top 10
RFP questions you should ask about an
ELD before you buy:

1. Does the ELD solution include
driver communication capability?
2. Does it come with documentation,
including cab-cards and manuals?
3. Does the vendor technology
platform offer driver performance
metrics that reduce fuel usage?
4. Does the product enhance
your company safety profile by
improving driver behaviors and
reducing truck-at-fault accidents?
5. Does the product provide free GPS
location tracking?
6. Does the product include IFTA and/
or weight mile tax automated tax
data collection and reporting?
7. Does the product provide for
tracking maintenance work
performed and forecasting
upcoming maintenance
service requirements?
8 Does the product accurately
account for tax exempt miles?
9. Is there potential integration with
your back office systems?
10. Does the vendor offer customer
service support hours that meet
your hours of business?

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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
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 4
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 10
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
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 34
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 35
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 37
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 39
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 40
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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