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

This project is a work-group that includes the carriers and the OEM's, working together to improve electronic visibility of finished vehicles between the stakeholders as they move through the supply chain from the factory through to the destination rail yard.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • Automotive Logistics Executive Committee (ALEC)
  • Auto Transport Group
  • BNSF Railway
  • Cassen Transport and United Road Services
  • CN (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • CSX Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Glovis America
  • Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport/Harbor Auto Transport
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • Jack Cooper Transport
  • Kansas City Southern (KCS)
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Proficient Auto Transport
  • Toyota Logistics Services
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • TTX Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Road Services, Inc.
  • US AutoLogistics
  • Volkswagen Group of America

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!