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Rep. Phil Roe visits Reinhart Foodservice


On June 11, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) visited Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. in Johnson City, TN. Congressman Roe toured the division, learned how Reinhart supports the Johnson City community, and heard support for the DRIVE-Safe Act, a bill currently pending in the House of Representatives that is intended to alleviate the driver shortage by creating a path for drivers between 18-20 years in age to driv... Read More

Industry groups urge Congress to address truck driver shortage, support DRIVE-Safe Act


Forty-two trade associations ranging from grocers to distributors and restaurants released a letter today to Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure urging them to support the DRIVE-Safe Act (H.R.5358), and move it through the committee quickly. The DRIVE-Safe Act addresses the ma... Read More

Sysco West Texas Hosts U.S. Congressman, Discusses Industry Labor Shortages


U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington visited Sysco West Texas last week and learned about the driver shortage challenges facing the company, along with other priority items of interest. The OpCo President Chris McCool and his leadership team held a roundtable discussion with Congressman Arrington to explain the business operations and answer his questions. Read More

Rep. Adrian Smith visits Cash-Wa Distributing


On April 26, Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-3) visited Cash-Wa Distributing in Kearney, NE. The Congressman met with Tom Henning, CEO of Cash-Wa and discussed the DRIVE-Safe Act, HR 5358.  The bill would create a path for companies to recruit younger drivers into the industry while requiring proper advanced training to ensure safety. The Congressman agreed to become a co-sponsor of the measure, bringi... Read More

Foodservice Distributors Make Industry Voice Heard During IFDA Washington Insight Conference

Jon Eisen, SVP Government Relations, IFDA, 04/24/2018

Last week, more than 70 IFDA members went to Capitol Hill during the Washington Insight Conference to speak directly to lawmakers and provide insight into how the foodservice distribution industry drives the U.S. economy. The strongest organizations in Washington are those that can leverage their grassroots strengths to connect directly with lawmakers. Distributors have tremendous stories to tell ... Read More

IFDA encourages participation in cross-industry compensation survey


Foodservice diustributors are encouraged to participate in IFDA's 2018 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey. Results will provide a robust set of benchmarking data from across the wholesale distribution industry, covering executives and 35 common distributor staff positions. Read More

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