NACFE report lays out 6x2 axle advantages and drawbacks

NACFE report lays out 6x2 axle advantages and drawbacks

An exhaustive review of 10 different data sets in a new report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) this week finds that a 6x2 axle configuration can on average improve Class 8 sleeper tractor fuel economy by 2.5% versus a traditional 6x4 setup, with a 20 month payback period required to offset the higher initial cost of the 6x2 package.

“We have medium to high confidence in these findings due to all the testi

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