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 […]


C10 Nominated for Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) Sustainability Award

Cumberland is excited to be nominated for for a sustainability award for it’s efficiency efforts in the C10 project. “Sustainable Performance – The winner in this category will have implemented holistic approaches to achieve sustainability and integrated environmental values and conservation of natural resources into comprehensive, long-term decision making and management of businesses and facilities. […]


International Truck Launches RH Series – a New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor

New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor Reflects Extensive Driver Input, Delivers Enhancements in Uptime, Visibility, and Fuel Economy MONTREAL, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — International Truck today launched the International® RH™ Series, its new Class 8 regional haul tractor powered by the new International A26 12.4L engine, designed to deliver best-in-class uptime, improved visibility, […]


Nashville’s Metro Council approves sidewalk bill

Tuesday night, April 18, 2017, Nashville’s city leaders passed a bill to require home developers in Davidson county to either build sidewalks or pay into the city’s sidewalk fund.  Until now, builders in Davidson county building single family homes and duplexes in neighborhoods have not had to construct sidewalks unless they’re in subdivisions. This is […]