Act Now: Forge the Future with Electric Trucks Through Utility-Trucking Alliances


Electric trucks are at the forefront of the trucking industry’s journey towards sustainability and technological innovation. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is spearheading efforts to transition the industry towards a greener future, notably through initiatives like the “Run on Less – Electric DEPOT.” This project is a showcase for the electrification of leading fleets, including monitoring the performance of electric vehicles such as Tesla Semis. It aims to highlight the advantages and pinpoint the infrastructural challenges of integrating electric trucks into the fleet.

This effort is part of a broader push towards electrification, underscored by studies indicating that a significant share of trucks in key states could transition to electric, given today’s technology. Such transitions underscore the urgent need for increased collaboration between truck fleets and utilities to tackle infrastructure needs and ensure the successful integration of electric trucks into the national grid​.

Why should the utility industry and trucking industry be working together more often?

MarketScale, the official media partner at ChargeExpo 2024 captures pivotal industry developments by engaging with industry leaders. In this particular video, Marketscale’s Gabrielle Bejarano sat down with Dave Schaller, the Director of Industry Engagement at NACFE. Schaller brings to the fore the essential collaborative endeavors and strategic insights that will define the path forward for freight efficiency and the electrification of transportation.

The two discuss:

  • The transformative impact of electric vehicles on various trucking applications, including yard tractors and e-commerce delivery.
  • The critical need for open dialogue and partnership between truck fleets and utility companies to ensure the successful integration of EVs.
  • NACFE’s initiatives, such as the “Run on Less – Electric DEPOT” project, and the future of autonomous trucking.

Dave Schaller brings extensive experience as an electrical engineer with a career focused on introducing new technologies in the trucking industry. His work at NACFE, especially in promoting energy-efficient technologies, positions him as a leading voice in the conversation on trucking’s sustainable future.


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