Driver 1 – Trip Update

  We spoke to James earlier this week and he sent us a few shots from his trip out to San Bernandino. He sounded comfortable, averaging “right around 10 miles per gallon”.

RACEto10MPG featured in Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)

The Race to 10 MPG is getting great coverage. Here Sharp and Cumberland’s partnership is highlighted in an article on HDT. “Last year, our annual special June fuel issue focused on the question of how feasible it was to hit 10 mpg in real-world operations, not a million-dollar concept SuperTruck. This summer, a couple of […]

Fuel Economy & Climbing Diesel Prices – C10 Covered in Transport Topics

Cumberland’s NextGen C10 has been featured in Transport Topics. Here’s an excerpt of the article and a link to the full piece. “The U.S. average price for regular gasoline rose 0.6 cent to $2.384 a gallon. The cost is 23.5 cents more than it was a year ago, DOE’s Energy Information Administration said. Weekly gasoline […]

In case you missed it…

Watch our launch video! The RACE to 10 MPG started on Friday, August 18. #RACEt010MPG

It Starts Today

Cumberland has teamed up with Sharp Transport in a campaign to hit 10 Miles Per Gallon.  #RACEto10MPG Over the next four weeks follow udpates for the Race to 10 MPG by joining our email list and/or following Cumberland and Sharp Transport. We’ll be sharing pictures, route updates, MPG stats and video along the way. Today, Sharp Transport is sending their first of two drivers, James […]

James is off! #RACEto10MPG

James Thorne is heading out. He is the first of two drivers in Sharp Transport and Cumberland’s joint project to crack the 10 MPG barrier. Follow the progress via email here.

Driver Bio: James Thorne – Race to 10 MPG

James Thorne James has been married to his lovely wife, Nikki for 27 years. They have 3 boys, aged 27, 25 and 15. James lives in Shelbyville, TN where he and his family have owned and operate Funny Farm Acres, a mobile petting zoo, for the past 7 years.  James and Nikki have brought animals […]

6th Run – MPG Stats – C10 – TN’s Best Fleet Truck

It’s been a few weeks since our last update… And for good reason! Over the last 10,686 miles, NextGen C10 has had its BEST test run to date averaging over 9.5 MPG. The 6th Test Run took NextGen C10 to Mississippi, South Carolina, California and throughout Tennessee. Driving Fuel Economy averaged 9.65 MPG while Top […]

Fifth Run – MPG Stats – C10 – Tennesee’s Fuel Efficient Class 8 Fleet Truck

The fifth test run may be the most impressive run to date… First, we were able to get our International LT C10 into a 900 truck fleet that does not run International trucks. After all, our goal is to have customers and potential customers run the C10 to help educate themselves while making truck purchasing […]