NASTC names Willis APU manufacturer a preferred vendor

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The National Association of Small Trucking Companies recently chose Auxiliary Power Dynamics, maker of the integrated Willis Auxiliary Power Unit, as a preferred vendor for its members. NASTC helps small trucking companies control their costs through managed purchasing, analysis, consultation and advocacy. It represents more than 2,100 trucking companies with small to large fleets of three to 300 power units, but it specializes in representing companies with fleets of 100 power units or less.

Earlier this year, the organization recognized the need for APUs among its members and began researching different units and their manufacturers, looking at the specifications, value and price of each one. It paid particular attention to the manufacturing process of each company, the installation process, the availability of authorized dealers and service locations, the quality of the components and the manufacturers’ responses to questions.

With a 3-cylinder, 18-hp Kubota engine, the Willis APU distinguished itself from other devices by delivering more heating and cooling capacity, NASTC said. And at 350 pounds, it’s one of the lightest APUs on the market. The organization is now in the process of choosing which integrated units and free standing units to include in its discount program.

For more information about the Willis APU, call 253-638-3145 or visit Booth No. 12020 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, which begins today, Aug. 24, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 26. For more information about NASTC or its preferred vendor program, call (800) 264-8580.