March 4, 2018—Atlanta
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) today released an in-depth report on Run on Less—a first-of-its-kind fuel-efficiency roadshow, demonstrating high miles per gallon using currently available technology.
The reports provides analysis of key data from the three-week event, from which four key conclusions are drawn:
- 10 mpg does happen in the real world
- Conditions matter and need to be understood for decision making
- High mpg requires efforts in many areas
- Telematics reports and data-logging are worthwhile investments
“Run on Less demonstrated that 10.1 mpg is possible in real-world applications”, said Mike Roeth, Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. “The results are now detailed, and I challenge fleets to take advantage of available fuel-saving technologies, manufacturers to continue to ramp up their efforts in developing fuel-efficient products and other industry stakeholders to support them in the work of raising the average fuel economy of all fleets.”
NACFE board chairman Rob Reich, senior vice president of equipment, maintenance and driver development at Schneider, said, “I hope all fleets, manufacturers and others will use the data derived from Run on Less as part of their strategies to lower fuel costs and emissions. Thanks to everyone involved with the run, which has helped provide this excellent source of information for all our efforts to make trucking more efficient.”
The research team also distilled the actions used by the seven participating fleets to achieve high levels of performance, including high-impact technologies, driver behavior, vehicle configuration and more.
Throughout the run, the seven trucks from participating fleets—Albert Transport, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division, Hirschbach, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation, Ploger Transportation and US Xpress—saved 2,877 gallons of fuel and $7,193 against the national average of 6.4 mpg. Complete results can be found at Run on Less.
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