28 Aug '16, 10am

Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average

Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average 28 August 2016 Seventeen trucking fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers recorded a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road class 8 trucks. They achieved these gains by purchasing a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). As a result of these investments, fleet-wide mpg increased from 6.87 to 7.06 in 2015, the largest margin of improvement in eight years of consecutive improvements. The trade cycle for these fleets is a little over five years, meaning that the new trucks are about 16% more efficient than the 2010 model year truc...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/20160828-nacfe.html

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