The biggest electric truck surprises from Run on Less—Electric
Standing with Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), at ACT Expo just after 13 electric trucks started their daily routes that would be tracked and analyzed for Run on Less—Electric there was a feeling of uncertainty. There had been plenty of talk of what electric trucks could do, but this
Five truck trend takeaways from September
We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from September focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. The return of industry trade shows Between ACT Expo and the TMC show, trade shows were out in full
Volvo Trucks, NFI team up for Run on Less – Electric
Volvo Trucks North America, along with third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI, is participating in Run on Less–Electric (RoL-E), an electric truck technology demonstration that showcases advancements in freight efficiency. In 2020, NFI became one of the first fleets in North America to take delivery of Volvo VNR Electrics, which operate out of its Chino
NACFE: Hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks have long-haul promise, depend on infrastructure, demand
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has released a new Guidance Report on the prospects of hydrogen electric power in the trucking industry. Key findings from the report include: Hydrogen fuel cells trucks are just starting to see real-world use and their adoption is being driven by regional or national considerations that are much bigger
Podcast: How regional haul fleets can maximize their fuel efficiency
In a tumultuous 2020 for trucking, regional haul and last-mile delivery fleets were some of the only applications that saw consistent traffic, especially in the spring as shutdowns hit and the economy was upended. But this was not just a 2020 phenomenon—regional haul is poised for growth in 2021 and beyond. Mike Roeth of the
Podcast: NACFE’s Mike Roeth on the potential for electric trucks in regional haul
On this episode of the Fleet Future podcast, Mike Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency joins the podcast to talk about NACFE’s Run on Less Regional and what it revealed about the potential for electric trucks in regional haul applications. Listen to the podcast here: This is part of an ongoing series
Truck electrification’s ‘messy middle’
We’re approaching a time that the North American Council for Freight Efficiency refers to as the “messy middle:” a time in which certain fleets can run with electric power, but others can’t yet—some of whom will find other methods for reaching low- or zero-emissions goals.
NACFE announces drivers for Run On Less Regional
Ten drivers have been selected to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency roadshow produced by title sponsor Shell, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).
Choosing the right truck tire for the right application
Tires are increasingly being made to fit specific applications, and fleet managers should take notice when spec’ing new tires––there’s a lot to take in.
Fuel-saving equipment continues to pay off
As diesel prices stabilized around $3 per gallon last year and the driver shortage started to show its full impact on the industry, operational costs have trended toward increasing wages and bonuses to attract qualified drivers. The driver shortage continues to be the top-ranked issue in American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) Top Industry Issues report.
Trucking Efficiency’s Run on Less announces drivers, technologies
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
Plotting a course for truck platooning
Truck platooning technology often gets lumped into the overall autonomous technology conversation. While platooning is certainly a building block toward a more autonomous truck, its merits are worth investigating separately. The recent Trucking Efficiency Confidence Report looked at a two-truck platoon case study and found that a separation distance of 40 to 50 ft. could