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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
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Survey of Trucking Companies Shows Increased Freight Efficiency

NACFE Mesilla Valley Transportion was surveyed in the study. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The average fuel economy of trucking companies participating in an annual study conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency improved 2% on a year-over-year basis, the group announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Expands Strategy to Include New Technologies

NACFE's Mike Roeth NACFE's Mike Roeth by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced an expanded organizational strategy, including an updated brand identity and website, as it seeks to guide the development and eventual implementation of future technologies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2018
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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2017
Business

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.

May 5, 2017
Business

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."

April 7, 2017

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