Idle Reduction

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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.

June 3, 2013

Inverter Installation: Troubleshooting 101

So you want to install an inverter, but with all the features and complexity of today’s more sophisticated units, you’re hesitant to take the plunge? Or, perhaps you’ve had some problems with your inverter, and you’re not sure if it’s a faulty unit … or a simple installation problem?

May 29, 2013

IdleAir Hikes Prices Due to Higher Costs, Continues Expanding Network

A provider of in-cab heating, cooling, entertainment and other services for truckers while they are parked without them having to idle, IdleAir, has announced new prices that will begin on June 3 and are frozen through at least the end of the year.

May 28, 2013

AireDock Idle Reduction Company Reorganizes

AireDock, which provides idle reduction technology at truckstops and other parking locations, is undergoing a major corporate restructuring and is opening a new location in Texas.

May 7, 2013

Owner-Operator Seeks Out Truckstop Electrification

How bad does owner-operator Matt Purtee want truckstop electrification? “Bad enough where I know a few truckstops that have light poles with plug-ins at the base,” he says with a chuckle. “I get to those sites early so I can tap into the power before someone else does."

April 16, 2013

Shorepower I-5 Corridor Complete

Truck drivers can now drive the entire length of U.S. Interstate 5 between Seattle and San Diego and parallel State Route 99 in California and get restful sleep without idling the truck engine, running down batteries or firing up an APU.

January 3, 2013

IdleAir Adds New Entertainment Package

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has added a new entertainment package, ConvoyTV+Power

December 12, 2012

Webasto, ESW Team up for Heater/DPF Offering

Idle-reduction supplier Webasto has teamed up with ESW Group, which provides emission control products, to integrate the two technologies in a way that allows fleets to obtain DERA (Diesel Emission Reduction Act) funding for emission control and idle reduction equipment

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.

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