Idle Reduction

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September 24, 2017

Thermo King Says New Electric APU Runs Longer

Thermo King is unveiling its new all-electric TriPac Envidia auxiliary power unit, which it claims has the longest run-time in the industry, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta this week.

August 8, 2017

Mesilla Valley Adopts Auxiliary Solar System

Mesilla Valley Transportation recently purchased close to 1,000 eNow solar auxiliary energy systems for its Navistar trucks. The pioneering fleet discovered benefits beyond reduced idling.

July 26, 2017

Duke Energy Tackles Truck Idling at N.C. Distribution Facility

Duke Energy will be heading a $320,000 project to install a total of 36 electric power outlets for heavy trucks at a distribution center for Merchants Distributors in Hickory, N.C.

June 27, 2017

Drivers Key to Cutting Idle Costs

No single technology has emerged as a winner in the idle reduction market, but driver satisfaction and comfort are key factors in finding solutions.

June 1, 2017

IdleAir Not Letting Lower Diesel Prices Stop Idle Reduction Growth

As temperatures heat up around the country, IdleAir is working to expand the number of fleets using its idle reduction technology to keep trucks cool and provide power for cab comforts. IdleAir CEO Ethan Garber tells HDT's Deborah Lockridge how the company is adapting to lower diesel prices.

May 19, 2017

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

April 19, 2017

Xantrex Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Freedom Inverter

Xantrex produced its first Freedom Inverter 25 years ago for recreational vehicles, but quickly found a market for heavy-duty trucks with sleepers.

April 3, 2017

Bergstrom Offers Battery Operated Air Conditioning System

Bergstrom has introduced the Nite Phoenix Space Saving Innovation system, an addition to its Nite no-idle battery-operated climate systems.

December 12, 2016

IdleAir, eNow Agreement Means Discounts for Fleets

“The advantage here for the trucking world is that they get a mutual 25% discount off of eNow and IdleAir retail list prices,” said a spokesman.

November 21, 2016

10 Things to Consider When Spec'ing an Inverter

Inverters, which convert DC power into AC power to power creature comforts in the truck cab, have always been a magnet for controversy. An expert at one inverter company offers his tips for what to think about when spec'ing an inverter.

October 21, 2016

Terex HyPower IM Reduces Fuel Usage and Emissions

The Terex HyPower IM is an idle mitigation and cab comfort solution that can help fleets meet green initiatives by reducing emissions and fuel usage.

July 1, 2016

Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet

How do you save fuel in a work-truck and heavy-haul operation? “Leave the truck parked,” quips Wayne Queen, trucking yard manager at Kokosing Construction.

June 27, 2016

Fuel Saving Fleets: Cooper Makes An Every Day Effort

By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.

May 24, 2016

Fontaine to Distribute Idle Smart Systems

Idle Smart has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its idle management system.

April 28, 2016

Idle Free Complete Electric APU Solution

Idle Free Systems APUs are CARB compliant and EPA-SmartWay verified and provide air conditioning and heat; 120-volt electricity for televisions, computers, and other hotel needs; and keep the truck engine warm when the engine is off.

April 5, 2016

IdleAir Responds to Challenge of Lower Diesel Prices

With diesel prices hovering around $2 per gallon, a near 50% drop since mid-2014, the idle-reduction industry has faced a challenging economic environment, causing IdleAir to streamline its services.

November 13, 2015

Idle Smart's New Android Platform Offers Real-Time Data, Remote Management

Idle Smart’s new platform allows fleet managers to understand how their fleets are performing under the idle reduction system and actively manage the devices in the field.

August 26, 2015

Heavy-Duty Fleet Technology Expo Awards Announced

Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.

July 1, 2015

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

April 10, 2015

IdleAir at 5 Years Post-Purchase: Growing, Changing

Convoy Solutions officials told reporters at the Mid-America Trucking Show they've learned a lot about the idle-reduction business in the five years since they resurrected IdleAir.

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