“This is the most comprehensive study of Class 8 fuel efficiency adoption ever conducted.” - Truck News
This report, completed by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), contains the results of a deep-dive investigation into the adoption of various products and practices for improving freight efficiency among 17 major North American fleets. This is the fourth annual update since the 2011 inaugural study, and now includes nearly 15,000 data points on 69 different technologies. The findings of this report can help fleets improve their fuel economy, and help manufacturers to develop and deliver fuel efficiency products to the marketplace.
The scope of this work encompassed Class 8 tractors (daycabs & sleepers) and trailers in regional and long haul applications. Fleets providing data for the 2016 study include Bison Transport, Cardinal Logistics, CR England, Challenger Motor Freight, Crete, Frito Lay, Maverick, NFI Industries, Nussbaum, Paper Transport, Prime, Ryder System Inc., Schneider, United Parcel Service and XPO Logistics. This study focuses on what was actually purchased and implemented onto a fleet’s trucks and trailers.
It is our goal that the information shared in this study provide other end-user fleets a roadmap in navigating the many available technologies that can have a positive impact on lowering fuel expenses. A benchmarking tool is released with this study that can be used by any truck owner to compare their own technology adoption to these fleets.