Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig welcomes delegates to this year’s event during the opening cocktail reception.
Nick Thompson explains how Stellantis is looking for more vehicle logistics capacity across the region, especially for Mexico.
Rory Hepner points to the partnerships and human capital that will help the Mercedes-Benz USA meet its ambitions for service and electrification.
At this week’s FVL North America conference in California, carmakers and their logistics providers discussed how greater collaboration was needed across the sector to establish shared safety and charging standards in the distribution of EVs
Anu Goel says it’s important for Volkswagen to determine what visibility logistics teams need versus what the customer needs – as they are not always the same.
Carmakers and their logistics and technology providers are looking for greater transparency in the outbound network to manage customer expections on vehicle delieries in the face of supply chain disruption
Halfway through this year’s conference on the sidelines of the evening reception, Christopher Ludwig sums up the highlights so far.
State Secretary of Transportation Toks Omishakin explains the policies, funding and technology supporting the state’s ambitious zero emission freight and transport targets.
Hyundai and Nissan are both pursuing projects to develop the use of electric and fuel cell semi-trailers for the delivery of finished vehicles in California, as discussed at this year’s FVL North America conference
Benjamin Pohl told delegates at this year’s FVL North America conference that Ford is looking hard at digital tools for real-time information to better identify where and when damage is occurring
Volkswagen Group of America is now able to provide more accurate information on port quality operations thanks to optimisation software from technology provider Inform
Nissan is changing the way it organises its finished vehicle deliveries in North America in an effort to fill empty backhauls and get greater efficiency for itself and its carriers
Steve Jernigan explains the new relationships and considerations Nissan has needed to make to bring several EV trucking initiatives to life, including for outbound haulaway in California.
The current shortage in deep-ocean ro-ro capacity for vehicle imports to North America has necessitated the rapid set up of a landbridge between the west coast ports and inland destinations to the east
Dave Kleiner, from Toyota’s Applied Technology Research Lab, explains the technology and benefits of immersive training and digital twins for the carmaker’s logistics operations.
At the end of FVL North America 2023, Christopher Ludwig reflects on the top themes of the event, with one thing clear: things are changing faster in vehicle logistics than ever before.
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