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September 28, 2016

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

September 12, 2016

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction methods for trailers.

August 24, 2016

Annual Fleet Efficiency Study Helps NACFE Benchmark Fuel-Saving Trends

Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road Class 8 trucks.

August 17, 2016

It's Time to Look at Lower-Viscosity Oils for Fuel Savings

New engine oil categories call for a closer look at your engine oil strategies and offer opportunities for improving mpg.

June 29, 2016

Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

May 6, 2016

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

February 28, 2016

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

January 28, 2016

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.

October 29, 2015

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

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

New Report Explores Lightweighting

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

Industry Leaders to Share Insight at Trucking Efficiency Workshop

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

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

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

Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

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

Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

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

New Report Says Fleets Missing Out on Fuel Savings Through Engine Settings

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

Video: How Fuel Efficient Technologies Benefit Fleets

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.

December 30, 2014

Q&A: NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth

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

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

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

Got A Knowledge Gap?

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

Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

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.

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