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  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • NACFE turns 10

    February 8, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It aims to provide unbiased information to help North America’s truck fleets double their freight efficiency. The organization was formed in

  • Electric medium-duty trucks a good fit for some applications: NACFE

    October 17, 2018 1:17PM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new Confidence Report on the viability of electric-powered medium-duty trucks found they are a “real solution, for some specific applications.” Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said during

  • News Equipment

    Run on Less drivers selected

    August 16, 2017 8:45AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven professional drivers have been selected to participate in the first Run on Less fuel economy challenge, organized by Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The event kicks off Sept. 6

  • Seven fleets to participate in Run on Less demonstration

    June 20, 2017 9:40AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven U.S. fleets have signed on to participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) first Run on Less demonstration. Each fleet is contributing a fuel-efficient truck and driver to be tracked for a three-week

  • Two-truck platoons can reduce fuel consumption by 4%: NACFE

    September 28, 2016 11:32AM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two-truck platoons have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by about 4%, averaged across both vehicles. That’s the finding from the latest North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) confidence report, published today. “Two-truck platooning, an

  • News Equipment

    Lower-viscosity engine oils save fuel: NACFE

    July 5, 2016 10:51AM by Truck News

    About 40% of the largest, most efficiency-conscious North American fleets have switched to lower-viscosity engine oils, but their industry-wide adoption lags at about 20%. A new Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) makes a the

  • Removing tractor aerodynamics can be costly: NACFE

    May 4, 2016 5:05PM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Don’t mess with the OEM spec’. That’s the best advice for fleets looking to deploy fuel-efficient aerodynamic tractors, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The organization concluded that

  • NACFE report supports adoption of trailer aerodynamics

    February 29, 2016 6:47PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A recent Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) concluded that trailer aerodynamic devices do work, providing fuel savings ranging from 1-10%. The study looked at three areas of the trailer that

  • HOW DO YOU EVALUATE FUEL-SAVING DEVICES?

    February 2, 2016 2:29PM by James Menzies

    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

  • NACFE report offers help evaluating efficiency of fuel-saving technologies

    January 28, 2016 11:37AM by James Menzies

    The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has issued a new report to help fleets determine which fuel-saving devices and practices work as advertised. The organization looked at five basic test methods widely used today, including: computer modeling; wind

  • Well maintained trucks get 5-10% better fuel economy: NACFE

    December 15, 2015 12:57PM by James Menzies

    Implementing a robust preventive maintenance program can improve a truck’s fuel economy by 5-10%, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). While a maintenance return on investment is typically calculated based

  • NACFE issues Confidence Report on lightweighting trucks and trailers

    September 2, 2015 7:13AM by James Menzies

    A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) suggests carriers should consider lightweighting their trucks and trailers to avoid putting more trucks on the road, as shippers look to add more weight to their shipments. The

  • Fleets can improve fuel economy by 5-8% by optimizing engine paramaters: Report

    February 20, 2015 6:32AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fully optimizing engine paramaters that already exist on today’s modern diesel engines can allow fleets to improve fuel economy by 5-8%. That was the finding of a new Confidence Report on electronic engine parameters, produced by the