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Idle Reduction: Not One Size Fits All

As we spoke with HDT Truck Fleet Innovators for our June cover story on ways to save fuel, it became evident that auxiliary power units are a perfect example of how fuel-saving specs are not one-size-fits all.

Covenant Goes Electric to Reduce Idling

When the fuel crisis of 2007-2008 hit, Covenant Transport, like virtually every other large carrier in North America, realized it needed to get its fuel consumption and costs under control. As with many fleets at the time, diesel-powered auxiliary power units were part of that solution.

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.

Thermo King Inverters Recalled for Potential Fire Hazard

More than 250 model year 2014-2015 Freightliner Cascadia models trucks that came factory-equipped with certain Thermo King power inverters are part of a larger voluntary recall that also affects aftermarket-installed inverters.

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.

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