• October 27, 2021

    IFDA Names Dana Van Voorhis of Sysco the Winner of the 2020-2021 Mike Roach Leadership Award

    IFDA Names Dana Van Voorhis of Sysco the Winner of the 2020-2021 Mike Roach Leadership Award

    The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) today announced that Dana Van Voorhis of Sysco is the winner of the 2020-2021 Mike Roach Leadership Award.
  • September 20, 2021

    Why do drivers leave their jobs?

    Why do drivers leave their jobs?

    While myriad factors can play into the decision to stay or leave a job, data from Stay Metrics, now owned by Tenstreet, provides insight into what truck drivers prioritize. An analysis of data exclusively for IFDA found that there are three general categories of reasons that most influence drivers’ commitment to their jobs: compensation, people, and the job itself.
  • August 10, 2021

    IFDA Praises Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

    IFDA Praises Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

    “Investing in America’s future is critical for the foodservice distribution industry, and modernizing our infrastructure for 21st-century commerce would help the supply chain more efficiently move goods and materials to America’s foodservice operators and restaurants across the country,” Allen said. “We are particularly pleased to see the inclusion of the DRIVE-Safe Act pilot program, which is a good first step in helping to address our nation’s growing truck driver shortage.  Foodservice distributors pay, on average, in excess of $70,000 annually plus benefits for professional drivers, which is a great bridge to America’s middle class.”
  • June 16, 2021

    Industry Spotlight: Gerri McLamb

    Industry Spotlight: Gerri McLamb

    Gerri McLamb never says no to an opportunity. This native of Chesapeake, Virginia credits “luck and good timing” for her decades-long career in foodservice distribution.
  • June 2, 2021

    Hall of Fame Spotlight: Ed Kalinowski

    Hall of Fame Spotlight: Ed Kalinowski

    A Pandemic Put this Seasoned Driver to the Test
  • May 20, 2021

    IFDA Announces 2021 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame

    IFDA Announces 2021 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame

    The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) today announced the 71 inductees for the 2021 class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. The program casts a spotlight on the industry's top drivers for their outstanding service and safety records.
  • May 5, 2021

    Industry Spotlight: Mike Washington and Aaron Destefano

    Industry Spotlight: Mike Washington and Aaron Destefano

    Life is full of dualities. Light and dark. Up and down. Yin and yang. There is balance to every equation. At G&C Food Distributors, they have Mike Washington, who supervises inbound operations, and Aaron Destefano, who supervises outbound. Together they are responsible for G&C’s seamless flow of goods.
  • April 28, 2021

    Industry Spotlight: Harbor Foodservice

    Industry Spotlight: Harbor Foodservice

    The past few years have been a roller coaster ride for the employees of Harbor Foodservice. But it's the ups and downs that came before the pandemic that prepared and united the team when things turned upside down.
  • April 14, 2021

    Industry Spotlight: Steven Capps

    Industry Spotlight: Steven Capps

    ​When you talk to Steven Capps, Director of Transportation at Jake’s Finer Foods in Houston, Texas, he exudes a sense of calm. And it’s a little surprising he can be so serene after the whirlwind the past 17 months have been for the Capps family.
  • April 7, 2021

    Industry Spotlight: Luke Olin

    Industry Spotlight: Luke Olin

    Luke Olin is a people person. His expertise in transportation logistics is driven by his love of people and his deep appreciation for personal connections.
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