Business, Fuel

NACFE Test Gets 10.1 MPG Despite Harvey, Irma Challenges

NACFE's Mike Roeth NACFE's Mike Roeth by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — After 50,107 miles driven over 99 driver-days, including battles with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, seven drivers from seven trucking companies gathered for a victory lap to celebrate 10.1 miles per gallon.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fuel Economy Improves for 9th Straight Year, NACFE Study Finds

Truck fueled with diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Nineteen fleets tracked by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed fuel efficiency improvements last year, for the ninth straight year, but the gain was just 1% year-over-year as some fleets dropped certain fuel-saving technologies and as other factors such as extreme summer heat played a role in fuel consumption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Announces Variety of Routes, Trucks, Components Set for Run On Less

NACFE's Mike Roeth John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Run on Less, a first-of-its kind roadshow to demonstrate how trucks use technology to achieve fuel efficiency, is set to begin.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2017

Geotab to Monitor Trucks in NACFE’s Fuel-Efficiency Roadshow

Geotab Inc.

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced telematics provider Geotab Inc. will install its devices on all the trucks participating in the group’s cross-country “Run on Less” roadshow, a first-of-its-kind showcase of advancements in fuel-efficiency components.

Transport Topics
May 5, 2017

Fuel-Efficiency Roadshow Planned for September

What organizers called “a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow” is planned for September to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency components, with the goal of having up to 10 Class 8 trucks achieve 9 MPG on the journey being called "Run on Less."

Transport Topics
April 7, 2017
Business, Autonomous

Two-Truck Platoons Increasingly Realistic, NACFE Says

Meritor Wabco

Commercial truck platooning is increasingly realistic, with key foundational technologies already in the marketplace and testing under way, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency said in a report issued Sept. 28.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Fleets Boost Investments in Trailer Aerodynamics, NACFE Report Finds

Roeth by Roger W. Gilroy/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fleets have ramped up their investments in trailer aerodynamics systems in recent years to improve fuel economy, and federal regulations are expected to drive further adoption, a new report found.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2016

NACFE Unveils Freight Efficiency Website


The North American Council for Freight Efficiency unveiled a new website designed to help trucking companies identify potential savings from using a variety of systems and technologies in their fleets.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
September 22, 2014
Special Coverage, Business

Freight Efficiency Council Launches New Venture

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced it has joined with the Carbon War Room to create the “Trucking Efficiency” program.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 10, 2014