X

NACFE study supports fuel efficient technologies

Successful Dealer Staff 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.

ATD Convention News

Poll

Have you revised your truck sales forecast for 2015 in the past 6 months?

Latest

GALLERY – Saturday at the ATD Convention

Kenworth T880 takes Truck of the Year

GALLERY – Friday at the ATD Convention

Popular

Peterbilt concludes 75th anniversary tour

GALLERY – Friday at the ATD Convention

Kenworth T880 takes Truck of the Year

Successful Dealer Award

Click here to read about the award and see the nominees for this year's award.