(Savannah, Georgia – September 20, 2017) – Great Dane is a proud sponsor of Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow designed to showcase advancements in freight efficiency with an overall 9.0 mpg goal. Organized by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room’s Trucking Efficiency Operation, the roadshow will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible. The three-week event kicked off on September 6 from multiple locations across the U.S. and will culminate at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) in Atlanta.
“At Great Dane, we are constantly working to develop innovative solutions to help our customers achieve maximum fuel efficiency, which is why we are proud to sponsor Run on Less,” said Rob Ulsh, Great Dane’s vice president of Dealer and International Sales, and a member of the board of directors for NACFE. “We wanted to be a part of this unique event to help bring awareness to the technologies that are currently available, while also helping to incite a greater drive within our industry to enhance vehicle efficiency.”
To track daily results from the Run on Less challenge, follow the drivers’ journeys, and learn more about the participating fleets and technologies used during the event, visit www.runonless.com. The final results will be announced on Sunday, September 24 in Atlanta.
Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.
About Carbon War Room
Carbon War Room (CWR) was founded in 2009 as a global nonprofit by Sir Richard Branson and a group of like-minded entrepreneurs. It intervenes in markets to accelerate the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale. In 2014, CWR merged with and now operates as part of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
About North American Council for Freight Efficiency
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of North American goods movement. NACFE operates as a nonprofit in order to provide an independent, unbiased research organization for the transformation of the transportation industry. Data is critical and NACFE is proving to help the industry with real world information that fleets can use to take action.