NACFE plotting follow-up to Run on Less Campaign

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Updated Nov 30, 2018

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is in the early planning stages for a second Run on Less. The first was a seven-truck, cross-country long-haul fuel efficiency demonstration that achieved a cumulative average of 10.1 mpg during 99 days last year.

This new event intends to focus on trucks in regional applications — Class 8 trucks operating within approximately 300 miles of a base location. Mike Roeth, NACFE executive director, says regional operations are a growing part of the trucking industry as fleets try to meet drivers’ needs to return home more frequently.

“The purpose of this new Run will be to define and measure the best of the best efficiency when it comes to regional haul,” Roeth says, adding NACFE plans to identify the technologies and vehicle specifications that help fleets achieve best in class fuel economy and share those with the industry.

Details of the Run still need to be worked out, but Roeth says NACFE is looking for input from trucking industry stakeholders on what the Run should look like, what duty cycles should be included and what should be measured.

Anyone who has ideas of what should be included in Run on Less — Regional or who is interested in being a Run sponsor, can contact Mike Roeth at [email protected].