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NACFE Partners with Geotab on Truck Test

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, event, telematics, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Run on Less’ Will Help Gauge What’s Possible for Trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, working with the support of Shell and PepsiCo, have tapped Geotab to help keep tabs on its Run on Less fuel efficiency initiative.

Run on Less is described as a “first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency. Canada’s Geotab, a leading telematics provider, is to install its devices on all trucks participating in the three-week experience.

Geotab telematics devices will be installed on all of the trucks participating in NAFCE’s Run on Less initiative, which takes place through June 1.

“The event will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible,” states a NACFE release.

Fair Measurement

The fair measurement of fuel efficiency is a complex matter, says NACFE executive director Mike Roeth. “Trucks will be operating in different weather conditions, hauling different payloads and on different routes,” he says.

“Some will be driving in more mountainous areas and some will have to deal with crosswinds – as they do every day.”

‘All-Star Truckers .. Real Challenges’

“The key is how these all-star truckers and the fuel efficient equipment the fleets provide them, handle all of these real challenges.”

Statistics on fuel usage, DEF level, idle time, and cruise control usage – and the team’s fuel economy – will be shared on NACFE’s website throughout the event.

“For over 15 years, Geotab has been helping businesses streamline their operations and discover new cost saving potential with our industry-leading telematics device and software,” said Geotab commercial vehicle solutions associate VP Scott Sutarik.

‘Minimizing Their Fuel Usage and Spend’

“With a key focus on fuel economy,” he said, “we’re thrilled to partner with NACFE and help class 8 trucks discover new techniques and best practices for minimizing their fuel usage and spend.”

Run on Less will feature six to ten Class 8 trucks, using current, commercially available technologies that will haul real freight around the country. The trucks will be equipped with different efficiency technologies, and drivers will demonstrate how to achieve the best fuel economy in today’s highway tractors.

The three-week experience will kick off from multiple locations across the U.S., culminating at NACV, the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta in September. Final results will be announced there.

“Drivers will showcase their equipment and share fuel economy learnings and best practices with attendees.”

More details about Run on Less will be announced in coming weeks. Sponsorship opportunities will remain open until June 1.

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

ACT Expo ’16: More Diverse than Ever

February 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, LNG, NGVs, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EDTA, PERC, CHBC, NACFE and NGVAmerica Among the Co-Hosts

The fast-approaching Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif. May 2-5 will be the most diverse ever, with co-hosts including the California Hydrogen Business Council, the Electric Drive Transportation Association, NGVAmerica, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and the Propane Education & Research Council.

ACT Expo 2015: Efficiency Matters

March 31, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Conference/Meeting, event, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NACFE & More at Conference and Show in Dallas in May
And a Sneak-Peek Trucking Efficiency Webinar on April 15

ACT Expo is about alternative fuels but it’s also about efficiency. Conference partners including Walmart and Trucking Efficiency – a joint collaboration between the North American Council on Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room – are urging clean transportation professionals to come to Texas and learn about the latest technologies that are helping fleets reduce both emissions and their fuel costs.

ACT Expo 2015: Bigger and Broader

January 2, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Partnerships for a More Comprehensive Event Than Ever,
Discounts for ACT Expo Early Bird Registration Until January 16

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo conference and exhibition, already the clear leader in North America clean transportation events, will be larger and more comprehensive than ever this year with a bevy of new partnerships.

ACT Expo 2015 Is Fast Taking Shape

November 24, 2014 in ACT Expo 2015, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Preliminary Agenda Released for May’s Meeting in Dallas with
All the Alts: Propane, EVs, NGVs, the NACFE/Carbon War Room

Organizers of the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have released the agenda for the meeting to be held May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas – and event registration has opened.

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