FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications & Public
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (July 27, 2015) — NTEA, in
conjunction with its Green Truck Association (GTA) affiliate division, recently
released the 2015 Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management Study,
showcasing directional industry trends on commercial vehicle efficiency, system
electrification and idle reduction. The report highlights recent productivity
developments, as well as expectations for future industry shifts.
“NTEA and GTA are pleased to present this report to the work truck
industry,” said NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey. “It offers practical
insights into the fleet manager’s perspective on new truck electrification
technologies and idle management.”
This 20-page study covers:
- Use of engine-off
- Application of auxiliary
battery pack systems
- Primary power generation
systems in operation
- Key voltage
- Business factors driving idle
- Strategies to reduce engine
- Optimal payback periods
Results from the Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management
Survey, conducted in early 2015, serve as the basis for this report, with
responses from mid- to high-level fleet management professionals holding
decision-making authority for truck acquisitions or vehicle specification
development. Some reference to results from the 2012 Vehicle Electrification
Survey, led by GTA’s Vehicle Electrification Technology Council, is
interspersed throughout the study.
Following are select report highlights from responding fleet
- More than 80 percent consider
idle reduction at least somewhat important to lowering operating costs.
- Thirty-four percent have an
average truck idle time of three or more hours per day.
- A majority of responding fleets
(54 percent) expect their electrification usage to grow in the next three
The 2015 Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management Study is
free to NTEA members and
offered in print or downloadable PDF. It is available upon request to nonmembers
for $199. To order a copy, visit Shop
NTEA on ntea.com or call 800-441-6832.
ABOUT THE NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA, the
Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,700 companies
that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck
bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the
major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association.
NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and
services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association
maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government
relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.