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INTRODUCTION Freight has been defined as "goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay, whether by water, land, or air" and provides the ordinary transference or means of transport of goods provided by common carriers [1]. Freight transportation, a key supply chain component, refers to the physical process involving transportation of raw materials and finished products [2]. With a daily moving average of approximately 49.5 million tons of freight valued at $52.7 billion in 2015, the freight tonnage and value rose by 6.5 and 8.2 percent, respectively, over 2012 levels, fully rebounding from declines during the December 2007–June 2009 economic recession [3]. The modes of transportation typically deployed to move cargo include ground (train & truck), water (ships and pipeline) and air (aircraft). With a 66% share of U.S. freight movement in 2015, trucks outweighed all other modes collectively. [4] Figure 1 (on page 14) shows the weight & value of shipments by truck as a percentage of total for 2012, 2015 and 2045 [4]. > inside Inside ISTA Headquarters • The Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference 2018 • ISTA's TransPack and TempPack Highlights • 2018 R. David LeButt Award Recipient • ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium • ISTA Industry Meets Research Educational and Networking Event pages 3-6 ISTA Members • Welcome New Members pages 8-9 Congrats CPLP Recipients pages 10-11 ISTA Technical Update • Difference between ISTA Procedure & Project • Procedure Updates • Symbols Indicating Change • Get Involved! ISTA's Test Series Group page 12 Evaluation of Stability of Unit Loads for Tilt and Shock Events During Distribution May 2018 • TM > MORE ON PAGE 14 Jay Singh Director, Cal Poly Packaging Program Announcing upcoming ISTA Training Webinars CPLP Technician, Technologist and ISTA 3A > MORE ON PAGE 2 THE Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies CONFERENCE 2018 ANTICIPATE. IDEATE. CULTIVATE. October 3-4, 2018 CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA SHERATON CHARLOTTE HOTEL Pre-Conference Workshop October 2nd SAVE THE DATE! CHECK OUT PAGE 3. The following paper was recently presented at ISTA's 2018 TransPack Forum in San Diego, California. ISTA will be offering a Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Technician training webinar on July 25th and a CPLP Technologist training webinar on August 1st. We'll also be offering the popular ISTA 3A - Performance Testing For Single Parcel Delivery Systems training webinar on October 30th. See page 2 for more information.

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