Automotive

We go beyond simple shipping techniques to yield a truly first-class, hands-on experience

Case Study

Custom shipping of specialty vehicles for Fortune 10 auto manufacturer

dfYOUNG helped to secure a custom airfreight container using military-grade aluminum with unmatched safety and security during shipping and handling and developed a custom visibility system and communication tool specifically for the shipment of their vehicle globally.

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Why dfYOUNG?

With almost a century of experience serving the logistics needs of the industry, we are experts in everything automotive logistics.  dfYOUNG is proud to be the Logistics Provider of Choice for some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers globally.

  • Finished Vehicles, CKD/SKD, Concept, Historical and Exhibition Vehicles, as well as Service Parts expertly transported via RO/RO or Containerized Ocean, Air, Rail and Ground shipments
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified, providing high-volume vehicle logistics with the highest quality service
  • Proprietary V-Logistics IT Solution provides real-time visibility of vehicles and extensive integration with Global Business Partners provides accurate information to all parts of the supply chain
  • Dedicated Specialty Vehicle Logistics Division provides peace of mind with a complete logistics solution for unique and high-value vehicles that includes Professional Vehicle Handlers, Custom Airfreight Containers, and dfYOUNG’s Custom Visibility System
  • Personalized international and domestic vehicle transportation providing complete visibility and coordination from departure to arrival. Our highly skilled vehicle handlers provide full-scale mobility to and from destinations. We go beyond simple shipping techniques to yield a truly first-class, hands-on logistics experience.
  • Unparalleled awareness and high consideration for protection and care of vehicle throughout entire transit process. We take great pride in our ability to escort each vehicle throughout the crating and travel process, allowing us to be ever present alongside your product. With DF Young, your vehicle becomes our highest priority and thus receives our complete and personal engagement.
  • Our custom AutoGuard* crate is designed to reliably and securely provide a perfect fit for nearly any vehicle to travel anywhere on the planet. With great attention to detail, and an extensive knowledge of specialty vehicle handling, our custom crate has been configured to protect, contain and deliver your vehicle in perfect condition.  Simply put, the AutoGuard was purpose-built for your vehicle.

An Experienced Team

Supply Chain Security

Specialized Transportation

RO/RO or Containerized Ocean, Air, Rail and Ground shipments

V-Logistics IT Solution

Provides accurate information to all parts of the supply chain

Custom Visibility System

Provides peace of mind for unique and high-value vehicles

Technology Customization

We create custom solutions to service our unique client needs.

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Todd Shepherd has 25 years of experience in the automotive supply chain, working for two of the largest logistics companies in the world. He has a cross-functional background, including solution & warehouse design, transportation operations, marketing, project management, implementation management, and business development. Todd’s primary area of supply chain expertise is in Aftersales, however, he has been involved in all major areas of the automotive & manufacturing supply chain including Inbound to Manufacturing, Aftersales Distribution, International Supply Chain, Finished Vehicle Delivery, and Reverse Logistics. He has worked with customers in the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, and recreational vehicle segments. Todd has a BA in Supply Chain from Michigan State University and an MBA from Wayne State University. 

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