auxiliary power units

More states working on APU weight exemptions

| January 24, 2013

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.

Hodyon addressing APU accessibility for owner-operators

| August 23, 2012

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.

Pulse

Max Heine | June 01, 2012

Some of us at Overdrive were talking with drivers at a truck stop recently to hear about their interests. The conversation drifted to our columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford.

Owner-operator on the guv’s blog

| April 06, 2012

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 ...

Oregon to start idling limits

| December 29, 2011

Trucks that aren’t equipped with idle-reduction technology will be prohibited from idling more than five minutes an hour in public areas.

Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

| August 30, 2011

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the ...

| September 20, 2010

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 ...

OOIDA members may seek APU funds

| September 07, 2010

Eligible members can get a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost of the APU and installation.

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