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How to save $1,000 per truck, per year

What if there was a simple way to save as much as $1,000 per vehicle, per year on fuel and maintenance costs? Depending on the state of your tires, there might be. That’s how much you could be losing out on just because your trucks and/or trailers are running on improperly-inflated tires, according to the

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NACFE shares additional findings from Run on Less Regional

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has released its in-depth report on Run on Less Regional, a fuel-economy demonstration meant to show the value of fuel-saving technologies in Class 8 regional haul applications. After careful analysis of key data from the three-week event, the NACFE team has shared five conclusions: 1) High efficiency

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TMC 2020: All the news from the show (Updated)

Fleet Equipment is live covering the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the industry’s annual gathering where rules and regulations are set, issues are discussed, and news is made. You can find all that news below, and this post will be updated throughout the week as more news breaks. You can also find the rest

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NACFE turns its focus to electric truck in regional haul applications

Through its extensive work on regional haul and electric trucks, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has determined that regional trucking operations are well suited to be early adopters of electric trucks. It is also a rather large segment of the market with sufficient scale to have a big impact on the industry.

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Listen: The reality of electric trucks in the aftermarket

Electrification is on the truck aftermarket’s radar. At Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, held just before the kick off of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, a panel of technology experts took to the panel stage to talk about the biggest technology trends heading toward the aftermarket. Key takeaways • Electric trucks will likely be seen in lighter

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The benefits of lightweighting are not just for heavy-duty trucks

Every pound of weight you can eliminate when specifying a truck is another pound of payload capacity. If you’re a delivery operation, that means the truck can legally carry more goods. If you run a vocational or service fleet, it can mean carrying more supplies, tools and equipment to job sites. In both cases, that adds up to improved productivity and efficiency.

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NACFE Run on Less averages 8.3 MPG in regional applications

The trucks and drivers in Run on Less Regional, a freight efficiency demonstration conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), hit an average 8.3 miles per gallon (28 L/100km) for the three-week event, an improvement over the national average of 6.0 MPG, NACFE reported. Click here to read all of our NACV

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Fleet Future Podcast, episode 1: What fleets need to know now about electric trucks

The first episode of Fleet Future covers one of trucking’s most buzzed-about topics: electric trucks. Guest Mike Roeth of NACFE talks about the benefits of spec’ing early, the infrastructure that will need to be in place, and what applications will benefit the most from electrification.

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Amped up for electrification: NACFE’s Mike Roeth on how to implement electric truck infrastructure

According to Mike Roeth, executive director of NACFE, the report found that making electric trucks a widespread reality will take a lot of collaboration, with not just the fleet, but utility companies, service shops, charging companies and construction firms all needing to be involved in getting the proper infrastructure into place.

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NACFE releases report on rise of regional haul trucking

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest report, titled “More Regional Haul: An Opportunity for Trucking?” “If you ask most people to define trucking, words like ‘over the road’ and ‘long haul’ are likely to be part of the description. But the reality is that 45% of the Class 8 tractors

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NACFE releases Guidance Report on battery electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its third Guidance Report: “Amping Up: Charging Infrastructure For Electric Trucks,” an unbiased report detailing the multiple factors to consider in infrastructure planning for charging commercial battery electric vehicles. The report found that although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to charging, there are common steps and

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NACFE releases second guidance report on battery electric vehicles

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its second guidance report on electric trucks, “Medium-Duty Electric Trucks: Cost of Ownership,” which details the factors to consider in selecting medium-duty commercial battery electric vehicles (CBEVs), with attention to considering all of the cost/benefit factors in estimating return on investment. The report found that daily,