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“Does Your Truck Get 10 MPG” 
Operating commercial vehicles is complex and specifying them for maximum profitability is not a simple task. In the fall of 2017, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency worked with seven fleets to demonstrate what great drivers with the latest in production tractors and trailers could accomplish.  Doing their norm routes, this group was able to average 10.1 MPG over the course of 17 days! 

NACFE is an unbiased non-profit organization that can help fleets cut their fuel expenses through proper specifications and operations.  Our web site contains advice on the benefits as well as the challenges for dozens of technologies.  Confidence reports are deep dive into a specific area to show what fleets are finding in the real world.  Many disruptive technologies are entering the market such as platooning and electric trucks, so NACFE has researched these areas as well. Attend this session and learn how:

  • Production options can deliver 10 MPG now
  • Selecting the right combination of options takes work
  • NACFE offers considerable amounts of free training materials to the whole industry

Mike Roeth

Presenter: Mike Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 30 years, and currently is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the Trucking Efficiency Operations for the Rocky Mountain Institute / Carbon War Room. Roeth’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Roeth currently serves on the second National Academy of Sciences Committee on Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer for the SuperTruck programs and served as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions in product development, engineering, reliability and quality, sales, materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.