Bill Bliem of NFI to Speak at ACT Expo

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Bill Bliem, SVP of Fleet Services for NFI, will be speaking at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Bill Bliem, SVP of Fleet Services for NFI, will be speaking at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. In the panel titled Shippers & Carriers Driving Clean Fuel Investment and Sustainability, Bliem will outline how NFI accomplished cooperative investment in advanced clean transportation technology.

During the discussion, Bliem will share NFI’s experience with natural gas and offer insight into the development of its dedicated natural gas fleets. Partnering with a large home improvement retailer, NFI has deployed natural gas fleets across the country and advocated for natural gas service stations, allowing for expansion of the natural gas fleet locations.

“NFI’s customer relationships have allowed our sustainability efforts to make substantial progress across the country,” said Bliem. “It’s another example of NFI’s commitment to our customers and the development of natural gas fleets, while striving to make a positive impact on the environment.”

NFI is an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner and continuously explores opportunities to utilize alternative fuels and develop sustainable best practices. In addition to natural gas, its trucks make use of AirTabs, trailer skirts, and speed limiters to decrease fuel usage, and they have pioneered the use of battery powered Auxiliary Powered Units (APUs). The EPA has awarded NFI the SmartWay Excellence award three times in recognition of its sustainability efforts.

The panel will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Long Beach, Calif. The ACT Expo is the largest clean fleet event, focusing on transportation sustainability.

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 $1.2 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 27.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,300 tractors and 8,800 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 250 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global, and real estate services. For more information about NFI, visit or call 1-877-NFI-3777.

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