APUs

eNow cab/trailer roof solar-charge system for battery-based APUs and more

Jeff Flath of eNow says the company's five years' worth of design and testing work with partners among the larger fleets has proven out the design of their system, ready to market to owner-operators with auxiliary battery-based anti-idling systems.

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Podcast: Trucker Bob Stanton’s proposals for the Beyond Compliance effort

Trucker Bob Stanton brought three distinct proposals to FMCSA's Beyond Compliance listening session in Chicago attendant to the CVSA Workshop event. Hear his proposals here.

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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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