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Trucking Efficiency

We are getting 30% of large fleets and small owner-operators to demand fuel-efficient trucks by 2018.

What is Trucking Efficiency

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

Why It Matters

Heavy-duty vehicles in the United States consumed 25 billion gallons of fuel in 2015. With trucking predicted to grow by two percent or more each year, improving the fuel efficiency of trucks not only saves millions for trucking fleets, but is also critical to meeting our climate goals.

Who’s Involved

We're working with NACFE, technology providers, trucking companies, and manufacturers to help make business decisions that save fuel and money.

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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TruckingEfficiency.org

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

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Workshops

A workshop series that brings together industry leaders and technology experts to facilitate shared learning on available efficiency technologies and provide open debate on the benefits and challenges of adopting them.

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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 15,000 data points on 69 different technologies.

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WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

We’ve released 15 Confidence Reports that independently evaluate more than 60 fuel efficiency technologies, in partnership with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, an RMI spinoff.

Fuel economy for big rigs increased for the eighth year in a row.

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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Bianca Wachtel
Program Marketer
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Jessie Lund
Program Coordinator
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RESOURCES

Press Release

Run on Less proves available techs could unlock $24 billion for N.A. trucking—September 24, 2017

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REPORT

Variable Engine-Driven Accessories, 2016

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BLOG

Fleet Owner blog posts by RMI trucking director Mike Roeth

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