While the spotlight for the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) Run on Less Regional demonstration was on the 10 trucks’ performance over the 18-day event, it was the drivers who were ultimately responsible for the overall 8.3 miles per gallon (mpg) the vehicles achieved.

“You can give me [all the aerodynamics] and special paint, but if I put my foot to the floor, it’s not going to matter,” Mark Casey, a driver with Hirschbach, told FreightWaves. “It’s about that [butt] in the seat.”

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