Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services at NFI, will speak at TMC’s (American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition taking place March 18 to 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Ga. The panel session on March 21, titled “International Forces Driving Electric Vehicle Standardization,” will offer insight into current electric truck standards, including the status of efforts to develop a global common charging station standard for heavy-duty electric trucks.
During this panel, Bliem and other leading fleet technology professionals will discuss what the industry is demanding from electric truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to attain durability, maintainability, and reliability. They will also review implications for facility and operations planning, what new diagnostic tools and troubleshooting practices fleets will need to acquire, and what knowledge and skills the new generation of technicians must master in order to keep an e-truck fleet on the road.
“Sustainability continues to shape this fast-changing market, and it’s important for businesses to be proactive and closely evaluate how new innovative initiatives like electric trucks might impact them,” said Bliem. “By aligning with a 3PL partner that offers insight into trends and standards, businesses can ensure their operation remains uninterrupted and at the forefront of innovation.”
As a leading supply chain provider, NFI currently operates more than 4,000 tractors and 9,700 trailers across its dedicated and drayage fleets. The company continuously explores new methods to improve its environmental impact, and has partnered with industry leaders like Volvo and Daimler to operate electric trucks. In addition to dedicated transportation and port drayage solutions, the company’s integrated suite of services consists of distribution, brokerage, transportation management, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.
Learn more about the event here.