This fireside chat recap is from Day 3 of FreightWaves’ F3: Future of Freight Festival live event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information about the event, click here.
TOPIC OF FIREFIGHT TALK: Driving innovation across the middle mile
DETAILS: Terri Creech, Head of Product and Learning at Amazon Freight Partners, spoke with Amazon Freight Vice President Hannah McClellan at the F3: Future of Freight Festival about Amazon Freight’s plans to invest billions of dollars in its product portfolio.
NARRATOR: Hannah McClellan, Vice President of Amazon Freight
BIO: McClellan has been Vice President of Amazon Freight for 12 years. She also leads Amazon’s Worldwide Returns, Recommerce & Sustainability organization as well as the portfolio of inbound transportation services offered to suppliers who ship inventory into Amazon’s fulfillment network.
KEY QUOTES FROM McCLELLAN:
“In 2022, we will spend more than $1 billion on safety-related investments across our product portfolio.”
“We’re spending more than $100 million this year on many sensor technologies [for trailers] …so we can figure out if something is as intelligent as possible with a lighting or braking system, tire pressure and how these trailers are made so we can pre-empt any issues.”
“We spend nearly $1 billion across our entire fleet of tractors on everything from forward collision warning systems and lane departure warning systems to speed limiters and similar technologies.”