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NEWS: Trucking Efficiency Publishes Confidence Report on Variable Engine-Driven Accessories


Variable engine-driven accessories are emerging as fuel-saving strategies for long- and regional-haul fleets, according to the latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room.

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NEWS: Trucking fleets boost fuel economy 8th year in a row


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).

News: New Confidence Report Published on Low-Viscosity Lubricants


The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room gives the industry a foundational understanding of low-viscosity oil and how it contributes to efficiency. It helps fleets rationalize their investment in low-viscosity engine oil by providing an unbiased overview of the oil’s benefits and challenges. Since 2003, fleets have been ramping up their investments in lower-viscosity lubricants with adoption rates for engine oils reaching 40% among the largest, most efficiency-conscious fleets. However, adoption rates are much lower in the industry as a whole at 20%.

News: Trucking Efficiency Publishes Confidence Report On Tractor Aerodynamics


The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room explores the benefits and challenges of a variety of tractor aerodynamic devices. During the past 20 years, truck manufacturers have done a good job of improving the aerodynamics of sleeper tractors, saving up to 10% in fuel costs. Tractor aerodynamic devices improve fuel efficiency by reducing drag so that it takes less fuel to move down the road, especially at higher speeds.

News: Trucking Efficiency Publishes Confidence Report On Trailer Aerodynamics


The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room explores the benefits and challenges of a variety of trailer aerodynamic devices. This Confidence Report details devices for improving the aerodynamics of the gap, underbody, and the rear, as well as more novel options, such as vortex generators, wheel covers, and mud flaps. The report also describes each device’s unique challenges.

Trucking Efficiency Issues Confidence Report on Determining Efficiency


There are truly a multitude of fuel-efficiency technologies available to the trucking industry today. But no truck could have all of them installed, nor would this be a cost-effective way of running a fleet. Therefore fleets must carefully analyze the range of options and compare them against their own duty cycles and operations to determine which technologies offer the fastest paybacks and prioritize those for adoption. To determine payback, fleets need two sets of data: 1) a solid understanding of their own fuel use and operations, and 2) testing data on the performance of the technologies.

NEWS: Con-way, Frito Lay, and Twelve Other Fleets See 19% Efficiency Gains from Adopting Technologies


Fourteen fleets operating more than 53,000 tractors and 160,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). These fleets represent a growing focus on fuel efficiency in the industry. The fleet improvements save $9,000 per year per truck, with an estimated payback period of two and a half years, and reduce their carbon emissions by 19%.

Trucking Report: Engine Parameters Worth Optimizing


Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 MPG improvement in fuel economy. Fuel economy improvements of 5–8% are possible for fleets that previously have not used parameters to optimize for fuel economy.

Report: New Trucking Confidence Report Released on Transmissions


Transmission technologies can mitigate fuel costs and the driver shortage, two issues that have plagued fleet owners, according to a new Trucking Efficiency Confidence Report released today by NACFE and the Carbon War Room. The report looks at electronically controlled transmissions, and concludes that fleets can realize a 1–3% fuel economy improvement when they switch to automated manual transmissions. These transmissions also expand the pool of potential drivers significantly, improve driver recruitment, and help retain drivers already on the payroll.

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