A joint effort between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI, Run on Less is a best-of-the-best, cross-country roadshow that showcases advancements in freight efficiency. The goal of the Run is to highlight the best possible current use of the efficiency technologies, operational practices, and driver capabilities to show what the most innovative fleets can accomplish in the real world in terms of fuel economy and freight efficiency. Run on Less showcases how efficiency technologies improve the bottom line for fleets and benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In fall 2021, 13 fleets took part in NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric, a real-world demonstration of zero-emissions goods movement.

The 13 bold fleets that signed on for the three-week Run will help NACFE and its partner RMI showcase the benefits and discuss the challenges of electric trucks.

We are very excited about the mix that these early-adopting fleets represent and how that reflects the current state of electric truck actions across North America. The interest in electric vehicles is spreading across North America as more companies recognize the value of zero-emission solutions.

  • There are three vans, three medium-duty box trucks, a heavy-duty truck and three heavy-duty tractors in drayage and regional haul and three terminal tractors.
  • Six operate in California, two in Canada and five more in the rest of the United States.
  • They are delivering home goods, beer, wine and liquor, baked goods, snacks, groceries, auto parts, mail and packages, and general freight.

The Run starts September 2 at ACT Expo in Long Beach — and we look forward to sharing information with the industry as the event progresses.

To learn more about the Run and its participants, visit www.runonless.com. Follow the Run on Twitter.


Run on Less 2017 highlighted how drivers and fleets deliver high efficiency in the movement of goods in the long-haul segment of the trucking industry, while Run on Less Regional focused on regional haul applications.

During the Run, fuel economy is measured using three main metrics: gallons, dollars and CO2 saved. MPG and freight ton efficiency are only shown in daily and accumulated averages for all trucks. A goal of Run on Less is to highlight the effectiveness of the many different technologies, not to identify any specific ‘winning” combination.

To portray the conditions drivers and their equipment are facing, in addition to MPG some of the factors that are likely to affect fuel economy including the payload hauled, total elevation change, average vehicle speed, and other items are reported on.

To learn more, visit www.runonless.com.

Run on Less 2017 & 2019

Run on Less - 2017 & 2019

Each Run highlights a specific trucking segment and details how these drivers and fleets deliver high efficiency

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