(ePOD) Electronic Proof of Delivery

AIAG’s Electronic Proof of Delivery committee was initiated to standardize the administrative process of delivery of vehicles to dealers. OEMs, their transportation suppliers, and the dealers benefit from a more concise, rapid, and accurate recording of deliveries. ePOD is now being rolled out to other intermediate ramps and points.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • American Trucking Association (ATA)
  • aThingz
  • Auto Haulers Association of America
  • Auto Warehousing Company
  • BNSF Railway
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • CSX Corporation
  • Cassen Transport and United Road Services
  • CN (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Diversified Automotive
  • FAPS Inc.
  • Fleet Car Carriers
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport/Harbor Auto Transport
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • International Auto Processing (IAP)
  • Jack Cooper Transport
  • Jacksonville Port Authority
  • K Line America, Inc.
  • Landstar System, Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • N.W. Seaport Alliance
  • Nissan USA
  • Port of New York/New Jersey
  • Ports America
  • Professional Auto Transport
  • Proficient Auto Transport
  • SSA Marine
  • Toyota Logistics Services
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Road Services, Inc.
  • US AutoLogistics
  • Virginia Terminals
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
  • Yard Management

ePOD created an industry standard E-21 for real-time electronic reporting of the automotive vehicle delivery process with verifiable data and integrity. The project has defined industry standards and electronic protocols for reporting information for the delivery of finished vehicles to U.S. dealers, including Subject to Inspection (STI) deliveries. The standard has streamlined all processes related to dealer delivery, including the expediting of claims recovery, liability payment accruals, and the real-time accuracy of delivery data.

Read the Electronic Proof of Delivery Success Story

The current guideline covers the ePOD process for Rail and Haul- Away. Marine Terminal handling import and export are currently under development.

Program Leader: Trish Zarik - AIAG

Looking to participate or inquire for more information about the Electronic Proof of Delivery work group? E-mail us!

Publications - Order Now!

(E-21) Electronic Proof of Delivery Business Process Guideline