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NACFE 'Run on Less Regional' Results Prompt Feedback, Analysis

NACFE NACFE via Vimeo

Industry feedback aimed at a report on regional trucking called for additional attention to the complexity of managing aerodynamic equipment in that operational environment, and generated new assumptions on the length of haul.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE Announces Study to Research Regional Electric Trucks

NACFE NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency on Feb. 23 announced it is beginning a three-year program to identify what it calls “high-potential” regional routes that are well-suited to running electric trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE: Fuel Efficiency Up 15% From 2009 to 2018

Truckers fill up at a Pilot Flying J in Kentucky Truckers fill up at a Pilot Flying J in Shepherdsville, Ky. NACFE says it has proved at its semi-annual Run on Less event that significant fuel-economy improvement can still be made. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The average fleetwide fuel economy of trucks that participated in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s annual study increased 15% from 6.27 miles per gallon in 2009 to 7.27 mpg in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Predicts Multiple Fuels Will Give Way to Battery-Electric

NACFE NACFE’s report, “Viable Class 7/8 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Tractors,” forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, by 2030. (NACFE)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, in the 2030 time frame.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Must Contemplate Alternative Energy, Shell Officials Say

Shell gas station Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With the Earth's population projected to eclipse 9 billion by 2050, speakers at a Shell Rotella fleet symposium Nov. 13 said that means the pressure is on for trucking executives.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
November 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Run On Less Regional Demonstration Achieves 8.3 MPG Average

NACFE's Mike Roeth discusses results of Run On Less Regional NACFE's Mike Roeth discusses results of Run On Less Regional. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Over the course of 18 days, trucks participating in a demonstration by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed significant improvements in fuel efficiency through investments in technology and skilled drivers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Names Drivers for Regional Run on Less Showcase

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth by Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

Ten regional-haul drivers, whose experience ranges from one year to 42 years, will participate in the Regional Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow from Oct. 7 through Oct. 25, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced Sept. 10.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2019
Business, Fuel

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)

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.

June 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Tesla Semi at charging station Truckers look over the Tesla Semi as it charges at a Tesla charging station in Brush, Colo. (soundanswer via YouTube)

Charging infrastructure has been identified as one of the largest unknowns and sources of anxiety for fleets considering near-term adoption of battery-electric vehicles, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Plans Regional 'Run on Less' Road Trial

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

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is in the early planning stages for a second Run on Less road trial, this time focusing on the technologies and vehicle specifications for improving fuel efficiency in regional trucking.

November 29, 2018

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