June 13, 2019 3:30 PM, EDT

NACFE Chooses 10 Fleets for Run on Less Regional Event

Mike Roeth NACFE's Mike Roeth at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced 10 fleets will participate in this fall’s Run on Less Regional, a freight-efficiency roadshow highlighting trucks that operate in a variety of regional-haul applications.


The trucks will operate within a 300-mile radius of their home base, according to NACFE, which works to drive the development and adoption of efficiency-enhancing, environmentally beneficial and cost-effective technologies, services and methodologies in the North American freight industry.

The three-week event begins Oct. 8 and culminates in a press event at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta on Oct. 27. Like predecessor Run on Less 2017, Run on Less Regional will feature real-time monitoring of several factors including miles traveled, fuel consumed, pickups and deliveries, elevation change and vehicle speed.

Fleets, with their home bases, in the roadshow:

• C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.

• Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.

• Hogan Transportation, St. Louis

• J.B. Hunt, Corsicana, Texas

• Meijer, Lansing, Mich.

• PepsiCo, snacks and beverages division, Vancouver, Wash.

• Ploger Transportation, Norwalk, Ohio

• Schneider, Rockford, Ill.

• Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C.

• UPS Inc., Phoenix

“With the growth of e-commerce, we are able to provide drivers with more opportunities to take on regional routes, which ultimately allows them to spend more time with their families,” J.B. Hunt Chief Operations Officer Craig Harper said in a release. “With this program, we can learn how to make these routes more efficient and beneficial for our drivers, J.B. Hunt and the customers we support.” — Transport Topics