Idle Reduction

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December 19, 2013

New Work Truck Anti-Idling System

Idle Free Systems Inc. announced the launch of a new anti-idling system specifically for work trucks.

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?

October 22, 2013

Webasto Releases New SmarTemp Control fx Timer

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America recently released its new SmarTemp Control fx Timer. The SmarTemp Control fx Timer is designed to work exclusively with Webasto’s engine pre-heaters and is easy to program for repeat heating duration times.

October 21, 2013

Wisconsin Hosts Workshops on Idle Reduction Technologies

The Wisconsin State Energy Office is partnering with Wisconsin Clean Cities to host a “Driving the Green Highway” workshop and expo for trucking fleets Friday, Nov. 1 in Pewaukee, Wis. It will focus on idle reduction technologies and funding opportunities.

September 27, 2013

Waltco Loses Engineering VP, Makes Sourcing Appointments

Liftgate maker Waltco announced the resignation of Bill Kreutinger, vice president of engineering, who has taken a position with another company in the industry.

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.

September 20, 2013

Trucking Executives Named to Inaugural Lead ATA Class

American Trucking Associations announced the first 17 trucking industry executives who have been accepted into Lead ATA, the trucking group’s new program to educate and engage future leaders.

September 6, 2013

STEP Completes Deployment of 50 New Plug-In Locations

Cascade Sierra Solutions and Shorepower Technologies, recently completed installation of power outlets at 50 truck stops nationwide, electrifying 1,397 parking spaces in 30 states. Truckers now have more opportunities to plug in to run air conditioners, heaters or appliances and avoid idling main engines for power. Twenty-nine locations also provide 3-phase power for trailer Transport Refrigeration Units at the power stations.

September 5, 2013

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

September 5, 2013

7 Factors to Consider When Installing an Inverter

Power inverters – the devices that convert standard battery (DC) power to AC household power – are becoming more commonplace in the trucking industry. Depending upon whom you ask, that’s to the delight, or chagrin of fleet and maintenance managers, who often have a love/hate relationship with inverters.

September 4, 2013

Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Today

On Friday, Sept. 6, the $100 discount for early registration ends for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. The Conference is in Phoenix on Oct. 1-2.

September 3, 2013

Sacramento Provides Power so Truckers Can Plug In and Avoid Idling

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is working with truckers and truck stop operators to achieve a clean-air alternative to truck idling. By providing utility power where big rig drivers spend their rest period, truckers can plug in their rigs to electrical outlets and avoid idling their engines.

August 28, 2013

A Good Place to Start for Alternative Fuel & Fuel Efficiency Funding

Whether you're looking for funding for alternative fueled vehicles, idle reduction or other fuel efficiency and emissions improvers, one blog post out there offers an impressive list of incentive programs.

July 22, 2013

Wisconsin Offering Grants for Truck Idle Reduction Equipment

The Wisconsin Department of Administration has made $1 million is available to common, contract and private motor carriers to reduce diesel truck idling.

July 8, 2013

7 Ways to Cut Idling Costs

Royal Jones, president and CEO of Mesilla Valley Transportation, is known for his near-obsessive attention to saving fuel. Yet eight or nine years ago, the fleet was averaging nearly 50% idle time.

June 28, 2013

Seven More Shorepower Locations Hit the On-Switch

Shorepower Technologies announced seven more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from March to mid-June to help truckers reduce idling.

June 17, 2013

Idle Reduction Stories

In June's special fuel-savings issue, we promised you more stories about how fleets are cutting their idle time.

June 12, 2013

IdleAir Looks to Set Up Locations at Fleet Terminals

After working to revitalize the network of the truckstop electrification service provider IdleAir since purchasing it three years year ago, Convoy Solutions is turning its attention toward truck fleets as customers -- but in a new way, with what it calls dedicated terminal solutions.

June 5, 2013

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting enough juice. Maxwell Technologies' Engine Start Module is an ultracapacitor starting system that can prevent that.

June 4, 2013

How to Improve Fuel Efficiency on the Road

According to AAA, the national average price of diesel is $3.888 - call it $3.89 - per gallon at the time of this writing. Given that your truck likely has a fuel capacity of 150 to 300 gallons, it would cost $583 to over $1,167 per fill-up at the current rate. In other words, as you may have already noticed, fueling up for a long-haul is quite expensive.

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