MIAMI, FL- Truck-and-equipment leasing firm Ryder System announced it is sponsoring TruckingEfficiency.org, a free, independent, online technology guide aimed to help fleet owners double their fleet efficiency.
Trucking Efficiency is a joint initiative between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and the Carbon War Room (CWR), a non-profit firm owned by Sir Richard Branson, that aims to accelerate the adoption of business practices that reduce carbon emissions.
Ryder’s involvement includes a leadership position on the Board and active participation in NACFE.
“Collaboration among fleets, manufacturers, and industry stakeholders is critical to driving the development and adoption of new technologies that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions,” said Scott Perry, Vice President, Supply Management & Global Fuel Products, Ryder and Chairman of the NACFE Board. “Because Ryder operates one of the largest commercial fleets in North America, we often act as a proving ground for new technologies and are proud to lend our expertise by providing valuable insights about how they work in a broad base of real world applications.”
TruckingEfficiency.org serves as a knowledge hub for about 70 trucking efficiency technologies, including aerodynamics, tires, and idle reduction.
“The challenge for the industry so far has been what information and data to believe and how confident a fleet owner should be in the technology’s return on investment,” says Mike Roeth, executive director, NACFE. “To date, only the larger fleets have had the resources to commission tests to understand a technology’s performance and payback.”
But now everyone can have access to previously unpublished, sensitive data on technologies, including the benefits and challenges of adopting a product, and best practices learned by early adopters.
Ryder’s Perry commented: “We have also benefited from our involvement in Trucking Efficiency, which has led us to change our engine parameters to significantly reduce fuel consumption in our customers’ fleets.”
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