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Trucking Efficiency

We are driving the development and adoption of efficiency-enhancing, environmentally beneficial, and cost-effective technologies, services, and methodologies in the North American freight industry.

What Is Trucking Efficiency?

We are working with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and the trucking industry to double US freight efficiency by increasing confidence in energy-efficient technologies and practices, highlighting their savings potential, and accelerating their adoption.

Why It Matters

23 percent of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from medium- and heavy-duty trucks. With trucking predicted to grow by two percent or more each year, improving the fuel efficiency of trucks not only saves millions of dollars for trucking fleets, but is also critical to meeting our climate goals.

Who’s Involved

We're working with NACFE, trucking companies, technology providers and manufacturers, government groups, and various councils and associations to help make business decisions that save fuel and money as well as reduce emissions.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Confidence Reports

A series of publicly available reports that provide industry stakeholders with easily accessible information that increases confidence and successful investments in proven technologies.

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Guidance Reports

These reports provide perspective, insights, and resources on the complex topic of the viability of commercial battery electric vehicles.

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NACFE.org

An interactive information platform with data and resources on available and future technologies for the North American tractor-trailer sector.

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Run on Less

A first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in freight efficiency.

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Annual Fleet Fuel Study

A deep-dive investigation into the adoption of products and practices for improving freight efficiency among major North American fleets, including nearly 25,000 data points on 85 different technologies.

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WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

  • In partnership with NACFE, we’ve released a series of Confidence Reports that independently evaluate more than 85 fuel efficiency technologies, as well as several Guidance Reports focused on electric trucks.
  • Seven fleets and numerous supporting suppliers participated in Run on Less in 2017. For 17 days, NACFE monitored these vehicles via a dedicated telematics link to determine a benchmark for best-in-class fuel economy. The results of 10.1 mpg surprised many in the industry and proved there are technologies that most all fleets can implement to see fuel-efficiency improvements.
  • Fleets participating in the Annual Fleet Fuel Study achieved an average fuel economy of 7.28 mpg in 2017, up about 2 percent from 2016’s numbers, compared to the national fleet average of 5.91 mpg.
  • We informed the government’s new, more-stringent fuel economy and emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks—estimated to save 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and $170 billion in fuel costs.

OUR TEAM

Mike Roeth
Operations Lead
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Jessie Lund
Associate
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LeeAnn Baronett
Marketing Manager
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RESOURCES

Blog

Reducing Santa’s Carbon Footprint with Medium-Duty Electric Trucks

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Report

Medium-Duty Electric Trucks: Cost of Ownership

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Report

Electric Trucks: Where they Make Sense

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