03/14/2019

NFI’s Bill Bliem to Speak at TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

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Cherry Hill, NJ

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.


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 $3.6 billion in annual revenue and employs over 17,250 associates. NFI owns and operates over 70 million square feet of warehouse space alongside a dedicated fleet of 4,900 tractors and 13,700 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.