Fuel Smarts

Run on Less Kicks Off as Participants Aim for 9 mpg

September 07, 2017

Run on Less, billed as a first-of-its-kind national fuel efficiency roadshow, has kicked off this week from multiple locations around the country. The event is led by the Trucking Efficiency Operation of the North American Council on Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room.

Seven drivers, behind the wheels of differently spec’d trucks from seven different fleets, will participate in the three-week fuel-efficiency challenge, which wraps up at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta Sept. 25-28. The trucks will be monitored throughout the event, traveling through varied terrain and different traffic and weather conditions.

Daily fuel economy, including dollars and gallons saved, will be reported on the Run on Less website. The seven participating fleets are Albert Transport, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division, Hirschbach, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation, Ploger Transportation, and U.S. Xpress.

The goal of Run on Less is to demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible. With a goal of achieving 9.0 mpg, the trucks have been fitted with different technologies, including 6x2s, automated transmissions, aerodynamics, and other technologies that assist with improved freight efficiency.

To keep up to date with the drivers and trucks, visit runonless.com

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