NFI’s Bill Bliem, SVP of Fleet Services, to Speak to Trucking Technology at Intermodal Association of North America’s Webinar

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Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services at NFI, will participate in Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) webinar entitled, “Next-Level Truck Technology and the Effects on Intermodal’s Competitive Landscape.” The session will take place on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and will offer insight into alternative fuel trucks and what this next-level trucking technology means for intermodal.

“For shippers to remain competitive in this dynamic landscape, it’s important to evolve to meet consumer demands and remain at the forefront of new technology,” said Bliem. “By moving together as an industry in implementing alternative fuel fleets, we can generate the greatest outcome for our customers and communities. In addition to benefits like fuel expense savings, improved safety features, longer lifespans, and reduced maintenance costs, this technology presents an opportunity to create cleaner communities and reduce our carbon footprints. NFI continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in order to remain at the forefront of innovation and it’s an exciting time to be a part of this ever-changing environment.”

Founded in 1932, NFI is a leading supply chain solutions company with over 300 locations spanning North America. Uniquely positioned as an end-to-end 3PL provider, NFI is able to offer unmatched flexibility for customers through synergies between its dedicated transportation, drayage, and intermodal operations. The company is an early adopter of electric vehicles and currently operates 10 electric trucks within its California drayage fleet, equipped with its own charging infrastructure. Partnered with industry-leading manufacturers such as Daimler and Volvo, NFI plans to deploy additional electric trucks this year.

As a top North American intermodal carrier, NFI provides both dry and temperature-controlled solutions, along with specialized capabilities. The company’s fleet of temperature-controlled intermodal containers and dry van equipment along with its long-standing relationships with all Class 1 railways and partnerships with other asset owners ensure capacity for customers. NFI’s specialized asset and non-asset intermodal services consist of less-than-truckload (LTL) consolidation and multimodal, while its specialized equipment includes SlimLine refrigerated containers and non-operating refrigerated (NOR) containers.

NFI serves customers throughout a variety of industries including food and beverage, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retail, and ecommerce. In addition to intermodal, NFI’s suite of supply chain solutions spans dedicated transportation, distribution, transportation management, port drayage, brokerage, global logistics, and commercial real estate.

Register for the event here.

About NFI

NFI is a fully-integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. Privately held by the Brown family since 1932, the company generates more than $3.5 billion in annual revenue and employs over 17,300 associates. NFI owns and operates over 71 million square feet of warehouse space alongside a dedicated fleet of 4,900 tractors and 14,000 trailers. NFI’s relentless innovation and unparalleled service deliver logistics solutions that transform the way business gets done. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing and distribution, eCommerce fulfillment, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and industrial real estate. In addition, NFI’s venture capital group, NFI Ventures, invests and strategically partners with early-stage companies that seek to innovate and disrupt the supply chain and logistics industry. For more information, visit nfiventures.com. For more information about NFI, visit http://www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.