“Two-truck platooning is showing real promise as a fuel-saving technology, even when considering the actual performance in real-world use.” -- Mike Roeth, Operation Lead, Trucking Efficiency and Executive Director, NACFE
Two-truck platooning, an emerging technology, is a viable method for reducing fuel consumption, according to the latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room.
The potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but at a 40- to 50- foot following distance, it can lead to 4% average savings over the two trucks in real-world operating conditions after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon. Read More.
Researchers from UCL Energy Institute (UCL) and Carbon War Room (CWR) today confirmed that vessels with high design efficiency leave millions in the pockets of fuel payers. However, the market often fails to reward owners of efficient vessels by way of premiums or preferential hiring. This does not help the industry’s efforts to meet the challenges of a low-carbon future, and could challenge regulations designed to reduce total industry emissions. Read More.
Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3 percent increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road class 8 trucks. They achieved these gains by purchasing a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). Read More.