Rail & Haul-Away Visibility

The objective of Rail/Haul-Away Visibility is to create an industry guideline/standard of data that will be shared between the carriers and OEM's to ensure all parties are up-to-date on the status of each vehicle which ultimately supports better management of carriers assets resulting in quicker delivery to the dealer network. Standardizing vehicle handling practices globally leads to a reduction in damage rates and the more rapid and effective transporting of vehicles, on haul away trucks, as well as rail cars and ocean carriers.

This collaboration between the OEM's and carriers will provide administrative & hard cost savings and improved efficiencies for all parties.

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The AIAG Finished Vehicle Logistics Quality Handling Manual improves operations by reducing duplicated activities and provides a common vehicle handling guideline between the European Union and North America.

Rail/Haul-Away Visibility Work Group

Haul-away carriers, OEM's, and railroads working together to improve supply chain status reporting and visibility of finished vehicles as they are transported from the assembly plant through to delivery to the dealer. Specific focus is on alleviating congestion at the destination railhead. This group is focused on improving electronic visibility/reporting which will enable improved asset management and alleviate congestion.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • ALEC (Automotive Logistics Executive Committee)
  • Auto Transport Group
  • BNSF Railway
  • Canadian National Railways (CN)
  • Cassen’s Transport Company
  • Centurion Auto Logistics
  • CSX Corporation
  • CSX Transportation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • GLOVIS America, Inc.
  • Hansen and Adkins Auto Transport
  • Kansas City Southern (KCS)
  • Nissan North America
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Road Services, Inc.
  • US Auto Logistics (USAL)
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Program Management: Supply Chain Team - (248) 358-3570

Looking to participate or inquire for more information about the Visibility Rail and Haul‑Away work group? E‑mail us!