The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) recently revealed the 10 drivers, along with their equipment and the routes they’ll run, participating in the Run on Less Regional fuel efficiency roadshow sponsored by NACFE, Shell and the Rocky Mountain Institute.
“The 10 drivers who are participating in Run on Less Regional have shown that fuel efficiency is as important in regional operations as it is in long-haul, over-the-road trucking,” said Mike Roeth, NACFE’s executive director. “We are pleased that they have agreed to participate in the Run to show all of us how they can get great fuel economy despite some of the challenges of regional haul including traffic, multiple stops (and) construction.”
The drivers, listed with their current employer, years driving and equipment, include:
- Louis Scaruffi, C&S Wholesale Grocers, 42 years driving, 2019 Volvo VNR day cab with Volvo D13 engine
- Mark Casey, Hirschbach, 1 year, 2019 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper with Detroit DD15 engine
- Glen Williams, Hogan Transportation, 30 years, 2020 International LT day cab with Cummins X15 engine
- Dustin Whitener, JB Hunt, 11 years, 2019 International LT sleeper with Cummins X15 engine
- Rita Bare, Meijer, 20 years, 2019 Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit DD13 engine
- Lou Martinez, PepsiCo, 14 years, 2019 Peterbilt 579 day cab with PACCAR MX-11 engine
- Travis Lauer, Ploger Transportation, 4 years, 2018 Volvo VNR sleeper with Volvo D11 engine
- Michael Tam, Schneider, 2 years, 2019 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper with Detroit DD15 engine
- Beau White, Southeastern Freight Lines, 36 years, 2019 Kenworth T680 day cab with Cummins X15 engine
- Darin Salgado, UPS, 32 years, 2019 Kenworth T680 day cab with Westport 12G engine
The trucks will be equipped with a variety of technologies and, as each fleet selects its own combination of technologies to achieve its fuel efficiency goals, no two trucks will be the same. Check out the Meet the Fleet videos to learn more about the trucks and drivers.
“We are honored to be the title sponsor for Run on Less Regional,” said Oliver Bishop, general manager of Shell Hydrogen. “NACFE is helping us better understand regional movement of freight, demonstrating the technologies and practices of the best fleets, and providing insights into future game-changing opportunities with Technology Days.”
During three weeks in October, the drivers—hauling freight in different locations across the US—will demonstrate that excellent fuel economy is possible in the growing regional haul segment of the trucking industry, NACFE said.
The Run kicks off on Oct 7 and culminates in Atlanta GA during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, which runs Oct 28–31.
During the Run, NACFE will host three technology days, during which experts will share thought leadership on the following subjects:
- Hydrogen—Oct 8
- Connectivity—Oct 15
- Commercial battery electric vehicles—Oct 23