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Bill Bliem, SVP of Fleet Services at NFI, To Speak at Act Virtual Online Event Series


Bill Bliem, SVP of Fleet Services at NFI, will speak at ACT Virtual Online Event Series’ Ultra Clean Vehicle Summit on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The session, titled “Fleet Case Studies in Electric,” will feature electric truck deployment presentations by leaders at NFI, Daimler Trucks North America, and more. The case studies will aim to answer questions about the successes and challenges of the battery-electric heavy-duty trucks that have been deployed in the last year. 

NFI is dedicated to exploring new technologies and providing innovative solutions to its customers. As a pioneer in electric trucks, NFI has partnered with industry-leading manufacturers like Daimler North America to test its Freightliner eCascadias in real-world conditions, runs Kalmar Ottawa electric tractors at its California distribution centers, and most recently added two Volvo VNR electric trucks to its electric fleet. Recognized as a four-time award-winning EPA SmartWay Partner, as well as SmartWay High Performer, NFI’s commitment to building a sustainable fleet and infrastructure is unmatched.

“Investing in electric vehicles and minimizing our environmental impact are both top priorities at NFI. Our company’s dedication to social responsibility compelled us to drive the partnerships we have with leading manufacturers,” says Bliem. “As NFI continues to push boundaries at the forefront of innovation, we are excited to share our experiences with the transportation community at events like ACT Virtual. We hope to encourage the industry to consider the benefits of an electric fleet, ideally to build an infrastructure capable of reducing the industry’s carbon footprint by making electric vehicles more accessible.”

Founded in 1932, NFI has grown to be one of the oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs in North America, operating a dedicated and drayage fleet of more than 4,500 tractors and 12,500 trailers. Today, the company serves customers throughout a variety of industries including food and beverage, retail, e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing. NFI’s full suite of end-to-end services allows its customers unrivaled flexibility within its business lines, which include dedicated transportation, distribution, transportation management, port drayage, brokerage, global logistics, and commercial real estate. 

ACT Virtual’s online event is free to fleets and public agencies. Learn more about the session and add it to your calendar here.


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