idle reduction

Electrical connector kits available

Free kits to connect your truck to the electric grid are available through a federally funded program. Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions are providing 1,300 connector kits through the U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act program to increase use of idle reduction technologies. The kits allow drivers to plug in to electric power pedestals at truck stops and other locations. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 25 kits ...

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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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West Virginia begins anti-idling rules

State’s anti-idling rule will require operators of diesel-powered vehicles to idle no more than 15 minutes an hour.

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IdleAire goes idle for good

The major provider of shore power to truckers closed Jan. 29 after its owners failed to find a buyer.

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