Tyson Bids $6.2 Billion for Hillshire

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Tyson Foods Inc. made an unsolicited $6.2 billion offer to buy Hillshire Brands Co., trumping a competing bid from Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. of $6.1 billion.

May 29, 2014
Business, Government

FDA Proposes Tougher Food-Shipping Rules Aimed at Reducing Risk of Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule that will toughen the requirements for truckers carrying food, as well as shippers and receivers.

February 10, 2014
Government, Business

FDA Proposes New Standards for Safe Food Transportation

Thermo King Corp.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 31 announced its proposed food safety rule requiring truckers carrying food, as well as the shippers and receivers, to use sanitary practices that ensure food does not become contaminated.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2014
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Safer Food Transport

This Letter to the Editor appears in the Jan. 20 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

January 20, 2014
Government, Business

Ohio Sen. Wants FMCSA’s Role in Food Safety Defined

Thermo King Corp.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take a more active role in food safety when the national food supply is moving in refrigerated vans and tank trucks.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 25, 2013

Frozen Food Express Reports Second-Quarter Loss

Frozen Food Express Industries reported a second-quarter loss, but its less-than-truckload operations improved.

August 1, 2013

Frozen Food Express’ 3Q Loss Narrows

Frozen Food Express Industries said late Wednesday its third-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, citing high fuel prices and lower truckload volume, though its less-than-truckload operations improved.

November 14, 2012

Frozen Food Express Sets Non-Driving Staff Cuts to Reduce Costs

Frozen Food Express Industries said Tuesday it will reduce its non-driving employee payroll by about 12%, to cut costs, and that a planned equipment sale was ahead of schedule.

November 2, 2011

Frozen Food Express’ 1Q Loss Widens

Frozen Food Express Industries said its first-quarter loss doubled from a year ago despite higher tonnage and revenue.

May 2, 2011

Frozen Food Express CEO to Retire

Stoney “Mit” Stubbs Jr., CEO of Frozen Food Express Industries, will retire Monday, the company said.

February 24, 2011