HOW DO YOU EVALUATE FUEL-SAVING DEVICES?
I can’t say enough good things about NACFE, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. They do a lot of good research into truck efficiency and they share it all with everyone for free via their TruckingEfficiency.org Website.
It’s an organization you should get to know. And they’ve been especially busy of late, pumping out a major report every month.
The most recent of these covers how fleets should evaluate the efficiency of fuel-saving devices. There’s no one testing method that NACFE endorsed. Instead, it suggested using a variety of the available testing methods. It also urged fleets to share their findings for the betterment of the entire industry.
NACFE also developed a new Resources page on its Website, which is chock full of useful tools for measuring a payback on fuel-saving equipment and techniques. When you have some time, wade through the vast amounts of information on this Website. It’ll likely save you some money. More info on the latest report from NACFE can be found here.
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