Company drivers part of fuel efficiency roadshow


The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has selected 10 drivers to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency roadshow sponsored by Shell, NACFE and Rocky Mountain Institute.

The drivers – working for C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hirschbach, Hogan Transportation, J.B. Hunt, Meijer, PepsiCo, Ploger Transportation, Schneider, Southeastern Freight Lines, and UPS – will drive trucks equipped with a variety of technologies that improve fuel efficiency. The event kicks off on Oct. 7 and ends in Atlanta during the North American Commercial Vehicle show Oct. 28–31.

Drivers and equipment include:

Louis Scaruffi, 42 years driving
C&S Wholesale Grocers
2019 Volvo VNR day cab with Volvo D13 engine

Mark Casey, one year driving
2019 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper with Detroit DD15 engine

Glen Williams, 30 years driving
Hogan Transportation
2020 International LT day cab with Cummins X15 engine

Dustin Whitener, 11 years driving
J.B. Hunt
2019 International LT sleeper with Cummins X15 engine

Rita Bare, 20 years driving
2019 Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit DD13 engine

Lou Martinez, 14 years driving
2019 Peterbilt 579 day cab with PACCAR MX-11 engine

Travis Lauer, four years driving
Ploger Transportation
2018 Volvo VNR sleeper with Volvo D11 engine

Michael Tam, two years driving
2019 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper with Detroit DD15 engine

Beau White, 36 years driving
Southeastern Freight Lines
2019 Kenworth T680 day cab with Cummins X15 engine

Darin Salgado, 32 years driving
2019 Kenworth T680 day cab with Westport 12G engine

Mike Roeth, NACFE’s executive director, said the 10 drivers 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.

“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.,” he said.