October 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
While it seems pretty certain that some forms of autonomous trucking are definitely on the way, the vision varies on just what that’s going to look like and how fast it’s going to get here. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion on platooning and autonomous vehicle technologies at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.
Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, NACFE, Uber, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology, ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles
August 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
New engine oil categories call for a closer look at your engine oil strategies and offer opportunities for improving mpg.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, NACFE, Low-Viscosity Oil
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Andrew Halonen, NACFE Study Manager
The North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room released their most recent “Confidence Report,” on lightweighting strategies for heavy-duty trucks, released August 25 at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
Tags: Class 8, Fuel Efficiency, Lightweight Materials, NACFE, Truck Weight, Lightweighting
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE
December 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Mike Roeth is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. We talked to him about his group's mission, fuel economy and freight efficiency in general.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, NACFE, Freight Efficiency, Q&A
September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood
What new technology that you’ve used in the last 10 years has made a real difference to your operation? Do you know?
Tags: Technology, Information Technology, TMC, NACFE, PIT
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.
Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environmental Defense Fund, NACFE, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, Environmental Regulations
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Why are adoption rates for proven fuel-saving technologies so low? It looks like a classic case of stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. Maybe “a lack of credible information on payback” means, “we don’t know how much this device will save us so we’re not going to buy it.”
Tags: Meritor, Wheels, PSI, ATIS, NACFE, Advantage PressurePro, Cascade Sierra Solutions, TPMS, Tires
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