APUs

Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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Work Truck Show wrap-up

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

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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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Hodyon addressing APU accessibility for owner-operators

The Dynasys APU's leasing program refuses no one, regardless of credit score -- just one of the ways the company is breaking down accessibility barriers for operators needing APUs.

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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Owner-operator on the guv’s blog

Owner-operator Paul Ahles utilized the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's program for low, 4 percent financing of auxiliary power units to purchase the APU on his truck today, and as a participant in the program he was featured recently on Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's blog, available at this link. Ahles called the choice to purchase the PowerCube APU the "best decision I ever made ... I would absolutely recommend getting an APU. The MPCA has been great to ...

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PIB TIP: CONSIDER AN APU. A recent survey shows the average owner-operator idles more than 5 hours a day, in all weathers. That’s the equivalent of 18,000 yearly miles on the engine, says Argonne National Laboratory. Cutting that idling to zero eliminates 18,000 miles of wear, extends your oil-drain interval and saves nearly $4,500 in fuel costs with diesel at $3 a gallon. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants ...

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APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams Trucking

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of idle-reduction technologies like APUs, cab heaters and the like, and you'll find in the lead this pic of the new Thermo King TriPac unit on Billy Sams' 2001 custom Peterbilt 379. I got the opportunity when I met Sams in ...

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Tridako APUs available

The new HC5128 and a smaller prototype are made for truckers with limited frame rail space. The larger unit is 28 inches wide and offers 24,000 Btus of air conditioning capacity, 30,000 Btus of cab heat, 6000 watts of 120-volt, 60-Hertz AC power, and 60 amps of 12-volt DC power. The smaller design, with a 24-in. width, removes the AC generator and includes a 150-amp DC alternator that can provide hotel loads if the user ...

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