NACFE, The North American Council for Freight Efficiency, works to drive the development and adoption of efficiency enhancing, environmentally beneficial, and cost-effective technologies, services and methodologies in the North American freight industry.

An Unbiased and fuel agnostic organization, NACFE communicates the benefits, challenges and the payback of such actions summarizing the confidence fleets should have in adoption. The Council is an effort for fleets, manufacturers, vehicle builders and other government and nongovernmental organizations coming together to improve North American goods movements



The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) was formed following a 2009 meeting with RMI (at the time: Rocky Mountain Institute). Meeting attendees representing a variety of industries determined that an unbiased, comprehensive group would help the trucking industry navigate the large number of energy efficiency technologies and practices available in the market.


NACFE was officially formed in 2010 with the group's founders serving as the first Board of Directors. In 2012, NACFE completed its first Fleet Fuel Study, a review of currently available technologies for improving freight efficiency. In 2017 this study included data from 19 fleets operating 71,124 tractors and 234,292 trailers showing adoption curves for 85 technologies in the past 12 months.


In 2013, NACFE began collaborating with Carbon War Room, founded by Sir Richard Branson, which merged with RMI in 2014, and in 2014 formed the Trucking Efficiency Operation. Trucking Efficiency completed 15 Confidence Reports on a wide variety of technologies and practices that help fleets and fleets and owner-operators improve their fuel efficiency.


NACFE expands its strategy to begin to guide future revolutionary change while continuing to scale available technologies and promote emerging ones.


Conducted Run On Less Regional with 10 different fleets and leveraged data from duty cycles to create insights for battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.