Cherry Hill, N.J. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is thrilled to announce that Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services, has been named a 2014 Truck Fleet Innovator by Heavy Duty Trucking. The list of Innovators includes leaders from three private fleets along with NFI, the only for-hire carrier represented.
Bliem has led his Fleet Services team in implementing sustainability efforts to decrease NFI’s environmental impact. Previously a director of operations at Ryder Transportation, Bliem has been a member of the NFI team for 5 years. He oversees all fleet maintenance functions including fuel purchasing and management, asset purchasing and management, NFI Trailer Leasing division, tolls, licensing, permits, and corporate purchasing.
NFI has outfitted and operated their fleet to improve fuel efficiency and maximize asset usage. By installing wide-based tires and tractor airtabs, implementing shifting techniques and speed restrictions, NFI has been able to get the most out of every mile, while lowering emissions. NFI has also led the way in converting several dedicated fleets to natural gas powered trucks.
“The winners are chosen from nominations from the industry, including those from suppliers, fellow fleet executives, associations, drivers and others,” Heavy Duty Trucking explains. “They are all heavily focused on sustainability and fuel efficiency, including higher mpg and alternative powertrains such as electric and natural gas.”
Heavy Duty Trucking will feature Bliem in its March issue. In addition, awards will be presented to all of the 2014 Innovators on March 26th in Louisville, KY, during the Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum.
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 7,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates in excess of 20 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,000 tractors and 7,000 trailers, operated by more than 2,500 company drivers and 250 Owner Operators. Its business lines include transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, global, real estate, trailer storage, and solar services. For more information about NFI, visit http://www.nfiindustries.com, or call 1-877-NFI-3777.