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‘Run on Less’ roadshow to showcase truck fuel efficiency advancements

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Shell, PepsiCo, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), and Carbon War Room (CWR) have announced Run on Less, a cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency that will take place in September.

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.

Run on Less will feature between six and ten Class 8 trucks, using current, commercially available technologies that will haul real freight around the country. The trucks will be equipped with different efficiency technologies, and drivers will demonstrate how to achieve the best fuel economy in today’s highway tractors. With a goal of achieving 9 MPG or more, the technologies fitted to the trucks will range from 6×2 axle configurations and automated transmissions to aerodynamics and other technologies that assist with improved freight efficiency. Driver progress, as well as the dollars and carbon emissions saved, will be tracked and reported in real time throughout Run on Less via a live online site.

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“Now more than ever, fleets need help sifting through the noise and making better purchasing decisions, and manufacturers need help understanding the benefits and consequences of how fleets use their technologies,” said Scott Perry, chief technology and procurement officer for Ryder and the NACFE board chairman. “Run on Less will overcome these challenges by highlighting the opportunities of technologies that are available and profitable today.”

More details about Run on Less will be announced in coming months. During April, event organizers will be accepting fleet applications to participate in the Run. Sponsorship opportunities will remain open until June 1.

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