THE FIRST DELIVERYCON
The inaugural DeliveryCon event, held Oct 16 – 18th in Las Vegas, was a powerful display of industry expertise focused on the expanding and important area of long, middle and final mile delivery. Two days of panels and keynote-led discussions revealed the strength and resilience of the delivery fleet ecosystem, with a shared understanding that the future will be unlike today. Whether a tagged look at maintenance or logistics, or a broader view about diversity and optimizing driver safety and loyalty, all agreed that focusing on new ways to leverage resources will be key.
Creativity applied to finding intermediate vehicles through rentals and vehicle sharing, using new upfit configurations to address existing use cases and new partnerships to move the entire industry forward. Founder and CVO of Work truck Solutions, Kathryn Schifferle, who moderated a few of the panels, reported, “The conference was filled with value from my perspective, by touching on all aspects of the delivery industry, as well as bringing together the smartest and most successful in those areas. Looking forward to next year so we can continue to keep on track in this space.”
Director of New Business Development at Comvoy.com Candy McCollum, who moderated sessions on both days, validated that message. “As the national commercial vehicle marketplace that serves all vocations, Comvoy.com sees a great deal of delivery search and engagement activity. We’ve watched the delivery space grow, and expect continued expansion and new technologies to support it, not only with EVs and advanced fuels, but logistics technology too. As part of this effort, we’re launching more resources on Comvoy.com to help vehicle buyers and fleets of all sizes stay up-to-date with everything they face in the evolving ecosystem.”