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DHL to join NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric

April 28, 2021
The company will be demonstrating a Lightning eMotors van in New York City during the Run.
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NACFE announces Run on Less – Electric’s participating fleets

April 1, 2021
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced that six vehicles will operate in California, two in Canada, and five throughout the rest of the United States.
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Emissions & Efficiency

NACFE releases updated Confidence Report on Lightweighting

Feb. 17, 2021
The study team interviewed more than 50 companies to learn about changes in lightweighting technologies, and to investigate the implications of lightweighting for commercial battery...
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NACFE releases guidance report on hydrogen fuel cell tractors

Dec. 17, 2020
The report offers fleets recommendations on how to proceed with hydrogen fuel cell electric truck exploration.
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Industry News

NACFE updates autonomous trucking web page

Nov. 30, 2020
NACFE is presenting thought leadership pieces to open a dialogue with the industry on autonomous trucking.

Articles & News

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Charging infrastructure is just one part of a system integrating your vehicle needs, electricity rate structure, and the timing and cost of bringing additional electricity to your site.
Battery & Electrical

NACFE releases updated guidance on charging infrastructure

June 9, 2023
The Charging Forward with Electric Trucks report focuses on charging considerations for commercial EVs currently in production for freight delivery.
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Emissions & Efficiency

Are hydrogen engines the answer?

March 16, 2023
Along with being used in fuel cells, hydrogen can also fuel internal combustion engines. And while not always being the most efficient, fleets may find they are the most proficient...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Maybe it’s not so simple

Feb. 1, 2023
Achieving a reduction in emissions and fossil fuel use in transportation may not be as simple as abandoning the diesel-powered ship as developments have proven significant improvements...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Take the fork in the road to zero

Jan. 30, 2023
The evidence is piling up that a sustainable future relies upon many energy sources. No matter which path to decarbonization makes sense to your fleet, take it, because starting...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Moving on from a one-fuel-fits-all scenario

Jan. 16, 2023
Advances in powertrain technologies along with federal and state mandates for lower emissions continues to drive the development of more than one fuel type for commercial vehicle...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Study: MPG improves as fleets adopt diesel-saving technologies

Dec. 15, 2022
The latest version of the NACFE Annual Fleet Fuel Study finds the technology adoption rate has grown to 41% and that average fuel economy among the 15 fleets the council is studying...

Videos & Resources

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Employees & Training

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 81 - Fuel Economy Technologies

June 4, 2015
Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), and trucking lead for the Carbon War Room, discusses the purpose of NACFE.
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Trucking Efficiency confidence report: electronic engine parameters executive summary

Feb. 17, 2015
The tractor-trailer industry’s fuel costs have been swiftly and steadily rising over the past decade. In 2013 diesel fuel costs reached $0.65 per mile, costing the industry more...
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Emissions & Efficiency

2014 fleet fuel efficiency benchmark study

Dec. 10, 2014
This report compares the results of a deep-dive investigation with 10 major North American fleets concerning their adoption of various products and practices for improving fuel...

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Safety & Technology

How to prep ADAS technology for the winter

Nov. 10, 2022
More and more safety technology has been added to commercial vehicles, and fleets must remember how to keep cameras and sensors working correctly before the first snow hits.
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Preventive truck maintenance tips for efficient autumn operation

Sept. 15, 2022
Preventive maintenance can have a very positive effect on vehicle uptime as well as fuel economy. Seasonal preventive maintenance may be another item to add to your maintenance...
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Employees & Training

Ten ways to tune-up your technicians

Aug. 10, 2022
Although it's more often technicians doing the tune-ups, they need as much attention as the vehicle assets themselves. To avoid tech burnout and increased downtime in your shop...
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Employees & Training

How maintaining drivers leads to better fuel efficiency

July 12, 2022
Vehicle condition isn’t the only factor in asset performance, as driver habits play a major role in operational efficiencies. Here are some tips for keeping your driver pool in...
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Emissions & Efficiency

On bike or truck, maintenance adds up to greater efficiency

June 13, 2022
Reaching better fuel efficiency starts with respecting that improved maintenance practices on even minor moving parts in the engine can positively impact the greater system as...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Back-and-forth dialogues are making trucking better

May 23, 2022
NACFE really likes sharing with others what we’ve learned. We'd like to think that we are helping the industry get to a greener future—and last year, we gave a record number of...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Aero device ROI: Private vs. for-hire

May 11, 2022
Private and for-hire fleets view maintenance operations differently, so that means their business cases for maintenance activities, and ROI for certain aero components, must be...
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Battery & Electrical

EV-makers that listen to fleets are leading the race

April 15, 2022
If electric truck manufacturers want to be successful, they need to listen to what fleets want in terms of operational performance of EVs.
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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Three tire maintenance strategies to improve fuel efficiency

April 4, 2022
A close eye on tire spec'ing, alignments, and tire pressure monitoring can all greatly reduce a fleet's fuel consumption.