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
A "messy middle" period of new alternative-fuel technology trials has already begun, a new report says. In a couple of decades, fleets will be moving freight in a zero-emissions mode both profitably and productively, it predicts.
December 10, 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
New emissions regulations targeting large ocean-going ships could raise fuel prices for trucking fleets at the pump on dry land, says NACFE’s Dave Schaller.
May 9, 2019
A switch to more regional haul routes, combined with a slate of new and emerging technologies, could transform the trucking industry on multiple fronts, says a new report from the North America Council for Freight Efficiency.
April 30, 2019
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released a Guidance Report detailing what fleets can expect in the near term future as an effective charging infrastructure for electric trucks begins to take shape.
March 1, 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
A new Guidance Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency on total cost of ownership for medium-duty electric trucks in urban freight and delivery applications discovers there are still a lot of unknowns.
October 11, 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
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
New NACFE confidence report on emerging technology says that current fuel economy gains are modest, but some systems show promise and research and development should continue.
February 27, 2017