October 29, 2015
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
August 26, 2015
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.
August 25, 2015
The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.
August 14, 2015
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.
May 7, 2015
Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.
March 19, 2015
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.
February 17, 2015
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
December 30, 2014
In this video from the North American Council for Fleet Efficiency, Mike Roeth, executive director of the NACFE details how new fuel efficient technologies are benefitting fleets.
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.
December 22, 2014
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
October 3, 2014
What new technology that you’ve used in the last 10 years has made a real difference to your operation? Do you know?
July 9, 2014
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.
July 1, 2014
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency helps fleets choose the right idle reduction solution for their operation. NACFE examines the pros and cons of 19 separate technologies, and provides a tool to help fleets compare different solutions.
January 22, 2014
The "tag-tandem" tests well and does even better in actual service, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. One negative: Drive-tire wear is worse than most people believe.
December 9, 2013
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.”
September 5, 2013
Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
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