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June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Idle Reduction

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

April 11, 2014

Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders, heaters and power tools. And soon, purpose-built APUs will report for duty on work trucks.

February 19, 2014

‘PowerCube Slim’ APU Fits In Tight Frame-Rail Space

Perrin Manufacturing says it has a new, more compact version of its PowerCube auxiliary power unit that fits the mounting space requirements of the majority of North American sleeper-cab tractors. The more compact APU is 19.5 inches wide, but packs the same HVAC power of its predecessor.

January 30, 2014

Miller EnPak Produces More Air, Saves Fuel

A multi-function auxiliary power unit for work trucks has gotten more useful.

December 9, 2013

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?

November 18, 2013

Thermo King's TriPac Evolution Features 2,000-hour Maintenance Interval

The TriPac Evolution from Thermo King now offers a 2,000-hour maintenance interval. The extended maintenance interval reduces the cost of ownership, aligns with tractor maintenance cycles and reduces environmental impact by lowering waste, according to the company.

September 25, 2013

Prime Inc. Uses APUs, Innovative Tanker System to Cut Idle Costs

Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has its entire fleet equipped with auxiliary power units to limit idling, with an automatic 5-minute idle shutdown timer. But its tanker fleet was experiencing significantly higher idling, because product had to be kept heated to the right temperature.

June 17, 2013

Bergstrom Joins with eNow for Solar-Based APUs

The maker of cab and sleeper climate control systems, Bergstrom, has entered into a strategic partnership with eNow, a company that designs, develops and manufactures solar-based auxiliary power systems.

April 5, 2013

Kenworth Introduces Factory-Installed Idle Management System

Kenworth has announced a new factory-installed and integrated engine-off heating and cooling idle management system for its long-haul T680 with a 76-inch sleeper.

March 8, 2013

Solar Energy Put to Use on the Road

With over 15 million medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road and over 650,000 trucking companies in the U.S., government regulations, like never before, have a significant impact on truckers’ and trucking companies’ costs.

August 1, 2007

The Quest To Save Fuel

Savvy fleets invest in green technologies.

June 1, 2007

Less Idle, Less Fuel

Drivers are much more likely to turn the engine off if they can still be comfortable in the cab, winter and summer. That's where anti-idling technology comes in.

April 1, 2007

Government SNAFUs Over APUs

The regs mean any APU or heating device will have to have its own diesel particulate trap technology.

April 1, 2007

Reaching A New Demographic

The times, they are a-changin', Bob Dylan sang that back in the tumultuous 1960s, and it still holds true today.

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