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NACFE to Monitor Downtime in Run on Less — Electric

Freightliner eCascadia A Freightliner eCascadia at the 2019 North America Commercial Vehicle Show. Schneider is testing the model through 2021. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

As the North American Council for Freight Efficiency prepares for its Run on Less — Electric demonstration in September, it expects vehicle downtime likely to be a factor and something to chart.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fleets Selected for NACFE's Run on Less - Electric Event

NACFE Run-electric NACFE

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has announced Run on Less – Electric, a real-world demonstration slated for September of zero-emission goods movement involving 13 private and public fleets and a mix of vehicles — including yard tractors — from 13 OEMs.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

Run on Less truck A Run on Less truck from a prior event. This year's edition will involve electric trucks. (NACFE via Vimeo)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

NACFE Launches New Initiative to Explore Autonomous Trucking

Interior of autonomous truck The interior of an autonomous truck. (Tony Avelar/Associated Press)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced it has begun to explore autonomous goods movement by publishing a series of online articles under the banner NACFE’s Perspective on Autonomous Trucking.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Identifies Priority Regions for EV Deployments

NACFE electrification map The areas in dark red have been identified as well suited for moving freight economically with EVs: California, Texas’ four largest urban centers, the Northwest, the Rocky Mountain front range and the Northeast. (NACFE)

The United States has five high-priority areas where the regional haul environment is inherently so well suited for moving freight economically with electric vehicles that fleet owners there should plan to deploy those trucks “even if just as a pilot project,” according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

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

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