The North American Council for Fuel Efficiency’s 2019 Annual Fleet Fuel Study found that the 21 participating fleets have saved almost $900 million in combined fuel costs since 2017. But there's a “significant” performance gap between them and typical fleet performance.
January 6, 2020
Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said the results of a recent fuel economy study proved that trucks under autonomous control get up to 10% better fuel economy than similarly equipped trucks operating with human drivers.
December 18, 2019
Ten regional-haul tractor-trailers participating in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less Regional fuel economy demonstration hit a combined average of 8.3 mpg during the three-week event.
October 27, 2019
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released the 10 fleets and drivers that will be participating in its Run on Less Regional Challenge in October, as well as a series of educational webinars focusing on emerging trucking technologies.
September 10, 2019
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its latest Confidence Reports, including one that delves into the intentional pairing of tractors and trailers for optimal fuel economy benefits and another that updates findings on idling practices.
July 30, 2019
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced the 10 fleets that will participate in its Run on Less Regional real-world fleet operational comparison study this Fall.
June 14, 2019
A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute looked at a particularly notorious freeway interchange in Atlanta to determine the impact congestion has on truck operations.
March 5, 2019
Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, sat down and talked to HDT about what the last 10 years have been like showcasing and validating new trucking technology and what he thinks the next decade will bring.
February 14, 2019
In an exclusive HDT interview, Peloton founder and CEO Josh Switkes responds to news reports that Daimler may not pursue further research in truck platooning technology.
January 9, 2019
Efficiencies — both with people and equipment — was the theme of a panel discussion with HDT’s 2018 Truck Fleet Innovator honorees at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
May 14, 2018
Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.
January 18, 2018
The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.
September 14, 2017
Citing positive North American market trends, Volvo is predicting a Class 8 market of approximately 215,000 units by year's end.
July 13, 2017
Taking technology into its own hands, Cumberland International, in Cumberland, Tennessee, has created its very own mpg-optimized truck model with fleet customers in mind.
June 16, 2017
In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.
April 6, 2017