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Trucking Efficiency’s Run on Less announces drivers, technologies

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Carbon War Room (CWR) and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) have announced the seven drivers participating in Run on Less, a fuel-economy roadshow that kicks off on Sept. 6.

Run on Less will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible. The three-week experience will kick off from multiple locations across the United States and culminate at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) inaugural show in Atlanta, taking place Sept. 24 to 28. Run on Less will be led by NACFE and CWR’s Trucking Efficiency Operation, with Shell and PepsiCo as the title sponsors.

The driver are:

  • Henry Albert of Albert Transport Inc., driving a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Aero Xi sleeper
  • Bradley Long of Hirschbach, driving a 2016 International ProStar SkyRise sleeper
  • Joel Morrow  of Ploger Transportation, driving a 2016 Volvo VNM62T630 sleeper
  • Clark Reed of Nussbaum Transportation, driving a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper
  • Tommy Revell of PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division, driving a 2017 Volvo VNM day cab
  • Mike Risen of US Xpress, driving a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper
  • Robert Sandovall of Mesilla Valley Transportation, driving a 2018 International LT sleeper

The drivers will benefit from a variety of different technologies on their vehicles. No two trucks are the same, as each fleet selects its own combination of technologies to achieve its fuel-efficiency goals. Axles selected by the fleets include 6×4 axles, 6×2 tags, a liftable 6×2 and a 4×2. Several of the trucks are equipped with 15-liter engines, and others have a 13-liter and an 11-liter engine. All of the trucks will use automated manual transmissions purchased from three different suppliers. Half the trucks will be fitted with wide-base tires and the other half with duals. In addition, fleets have selected different options to assist them with idle reduction.

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“These drivers are showing great leadership. All of them have demonstrated a commitment to driving practices that lead to better MPG,” said Mike Roeth, executive director of the NACFE, and operation lead of Trucking Efficiency.

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