The finalists in the inaugural Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by an unrivalled panel of independent industry experts, including representatives from carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations.

The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence in the outbound sector. The finalists have all demonstrated not only a variety of finished vehicle services, but also their combination with new technology and processes.

The finalists are:

FVL Better Visibility awardICL – Vehicle Inventory Visualization (VIV) reporting suiteInform – Central planning and optimizationVascor – FVS Mobile

FVL Top Quality awardKar-tainer – Parts in vehicles out – damage freeKhS – KhS OEM services program developmentAmerican Honda – Mexico export vandalism and port capabilities

FVL Partnership awardAmports – Partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (Baltimore, MD) and PorscheCanadian Pacific Rail – Vancouver Auto CompoundVPS – BMW Manufacturing Company, Fluor Corporation, TransDevelopment Group, and VPS for BMW Manufacturing Company’s hail protection system in Spartanburg

FVL Safety First awardAccelerated Services – Accident Plan appJack Cooper – Project Zero

FVL’s Got Talent awardAccelerated Services – Driver shortage solutionAmports – Succession planning and trainingEnkata – Vintelligent drivers scheduling application

FVL Road Innovation awardCar Delivery Network – Electronic proof of deliveryFracht – The North American Logistics Alliance powered by ALCSJack Cooper – Da Vinci Tool[mpu_ad]FVL Ports and Shipping Innovation awardCFR Rinkens – Containerization with racking systemsInternational Auto Processors – Yard Automation ProjectInform – Port digitization and optimization

FVL OEM Supply Chain of the Year awardHorizon Terminals – Providing supply chain efficiencies to the OEM industryICL systems – Maintaining FCA North America finished vehicle network fluidityUnited Road – United Road North American FVL network

FVL Customer Innovation awardCFR Rinkens – Containerization with racking systemsNationwide – Nationwide Auto Services’ Rapid Response Services Teams/Gold Standard Quality Control processWallenius Wilhelmsen – Wallenius Wilhelmsen partnership with Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

We’re also excited to announce that the finalists in the ‘people’s choice’ FVL Most Collaborative OEM award include:

American HondaSubaru of AmericaToyotaVolkswagen of America

Further details of the finalists’ projects, the judges and the awards criteria are available here.

The final awards winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony during the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Conference at Huntington Beach, California, on the evening of Wednesday April 24, 2019.

“With this being the 10-year anniversary of the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, we thought it was about time to reward excellence in the outbound sector,” commented Matt Allard, publisher of Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine, about the inaugural awards scheme.

“The response has been great and we’ve been lucky enough to have some fantastic judges take part in the scoring,” he added. “With the finalists announced, we are now looking forward to what promises to be a spectacular ceremony in Huntington Beach on April 24.”