Since the usage of fuel has been an issue for quite some time, it was already time that it also hit the commercial trucking industry. And, especially, the short hauling companies. So, it is great news that the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has decided to do a fuel-efficiency roadshow.
Today, October 7th will mark the kickoff at several different locations around the country. The ending location will be Atlanta since the city will hold the North American Commercial Vehicle Show later this month.
Meanwhile, the years of driving experience of each participant vary highly. They can go from barely 1 year to the astounding 42 years of one of the drivers.
During the next three weeks, the drivers will travel with special equipment and their own combination of technologies. The goal? To try and achieve their most fuel-efficient trip while hauling freight. Each truck will be unique, and they will deliver in different locations across the country.
Mike Roeth, executive director at NACFE, declared why they decided to choose these truckers.
“We are pleased that these drivers 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, construction, etc.”
What about you? Do you think this is a good system to bring awareness to fuel-efficiency issues? Let us know your take into the matter in our comment section!