September 5, 2013
North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has released a study addressing the lack of credible information on payback of fuel efficient technologies.
NACFE says the report identifies five hurdles to immediate uptake by fleets of fuel-saving technologies: payback time and high initial cost of trucks; lack of access to capital; lack of credible information; insufficient reliability; and unavailability of technology. The findings are based on a study funded by the International Council for Clean Transportation that examined barriers to large-scale deployment of available efficiency technologies for tractor-trailers.
NACFE says the results, found in the report HERE, are conclusive.
“The report clearly shows the gap between perceptions and reality of the adoption of technologies. If implemented, currently available trucking technologies could earn fuel savings of as much as $20,000 per truck with a payback time of less than 18 to 24 months,” says Mike Roeth, executive director of NACFE.