anti-idling

Idle Smart/OOIDA partnership

OOIDA members to receive rebate on the purchase of the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop solution for in-cab climate control.

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Idle Smart launches next-generation unit

The automatic engine start-stop system provides enhanced features and functionality to allow vehicle owners to save substantially on overnight fuel costs

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More states working on APU weight exemptions

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

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Xantrex: 3 inverter installation tips

1. Installation best at the factory or authorized dealer aftermarket: If you're considering an aftermarket inverter installation to an older truck or mulling options on a new vehicle, take it under advisement that leading inverter manufacturer Xantrex Technology reps have formally recommended inverter installation by a truck OEM or an authorized dealer. According to Xantrex, inverter shipments have risen sharply since 2005, and the company expects sales to increase at least 40 percent in the next ...

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Three Midwest truckstops add Shorepower

Shorepower Technologies has added its services, which lets drivers plug in to grid power instead of idling, to three truckstops: Sapp Bros Travel Center, at Exit 440 on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb.; Broadway Flying J, at Exit 144 on Interstate 35 in Williams, Iowa; and Shoemaker’s Shell Travel Center, at Exit 395 on I-80 in Lincoln, Neb.

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West Virginia expected to extend idling limit

Bill extends the rule banning heavy truck idling more than 15 minutes an hour. The bill removes a sunset date of May 1 that was in the original rule.

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Bill seeks tax credits for electric trucks, anti-idling

Senate bill would provide tax credits for buying hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric trucks, and idling reduction devices.

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