Thought Leadership Reports

From time to time there are topics not related to products, components or vehicles that NACFE believes need to be explored more in-depth. These topics do not fit into the Confidence, Guidance or collaboration Report format for which NACFE is known.

However, using the same research process developed for its other reports, NACFE provides insights into these subjects in the hopes of bringing clarity into what oftentimes is a confusion of information.

DETERMINING EFFICIENCY

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the fuel and freight efficiency measurement and estimation methods used by the industry today. This will allow fleets to make better investment decisions, no matter the technology they are considering.

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REGIONAL HAUL

This report focuses on assessing the current state and future of regional haul as a result of trends in driver retention, growth in e-commerce, the push toward immediate delivery, growth in GPS-based asset tracking systems, advances in technologies such as electric and hybrid vehicles, vehicle automation, and innovations in load matching systems.

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INTENTIONAL PAIRING

This report investigates the factors relevant to intentionally matching a specific tractor model to a specific trailer model in logistics systems for the purpose of maximizing fuel economy, minimizing emissions and improving profitability.

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DEFINING PRODUCTION

This report provides insights on defining the term production to help demystify it for industry, fleets, regulators, the public, and researchers. A core factor differentiating how the term is used relates to levels of risk acceptance.

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PAYBACK ANALYSIS

The Payback Calculator is an incremental analysis tool developed by NACFE and is designed to compare two or more of the situations and/or equipment selections available to a fleet, using the fleet’s own data or their own best estimates to determine how long it will take to recoup the cost of the initial investment in a technology.

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