Idle Free expands all-electric APU sales and service network

Idle Free Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Complete All-Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) sales and service network through a partnership with Kile Truck Refrigeration. Located in Nashville, Kile Truck Refrigeration offers top-of-the-line products and services for transport refrigeration and bus air conditioning.

After being named the Carrier Dealer of the Year in 2013, Kile Truck Refrigeration recognized a growing market demand for an electric option. The company chose Idle Free Systems’ Complete All-Electric APU to fill that need in the market. As an authorized Idle Free sales and service dealer, Kile Truck Refrigeration will support the demand for the most complete idle elimination system on the market today and the only electric APU capable of meeting drivers’ needs without relying on the truck’s starter batteries. Kile Truck Refrigeration has added the Idle Free APU as a means to achieve 100% customer satisfaction for the refrigerated container, truck and trailer fleets it serves, while helping to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and sound levels.

“Kile Truck Refrigeration has a great reputation for quality sales and service to the trucking industry,” said Robert Hopton, CEO, Idle Free Systems. “They have strong relationships with customers and potential customers in Nashville and the surrounding areas that understand the value an APU can provide for a fleet.  Growing the Idle Free network by having Kile Truck Refrigeration as part of our team enhances our market presence in yet another key part of the country.”

According to the North American Council of Freight Efficiency, fuel efficiency continues to be the number one concern of fleet managers. The Idle Free Complete Electric APU Solution™ increases overall fuel economy at substantial cost savings, gives fleet managers a way to reduce their environmental impact, and eliminates extra engine wear and tear associated with discretionary idling.

“We continually strive to provide the highest quality products and services for mobile climate control applications,” said Phillip Kile General Manager, Kile Truck Refrigeration. “Idle Free APUs are of the highest quality, made with integrity, from a company that always puts the customer first in order to deliver a superior customer experience. Idle Free APUs meet all our qualifications and perfectly rounds out our product offering.”

Idle Free says its electric APUs can be  powered three ways:

* An independent battery bank consisting of four AGM batteries captures energy produced by the engine’s alternator and stores it and, when the truck’s engine is off, converts the stored energy into 120 volt electricity using a pure sine wave inverter;

*Shorepower, which is standard on every Idle Free system, allows drivers unlimited run-time when plugged into all-weather electrical outlets being deployed across North America; and

*Reefer Link, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology run by the reefer. When connected to the reefer, the drive will have unlimited run-time of his Idle Free APU.  Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.


Additionally, Idle Free APUs use a coolant heater as a fully integrated component of the system providing heat for both the cab / bunk as well as the engine block.


Idle Free APUs are CARB compliant and EPA SmartWay verified. They provide air conditioning and heat; 120 volt electricity for televisions, computers, and other hotel needs; and keeps the truck engine warm when the engine is off.  Additionally, every system comes with Shorepower as a standard feature to provide unlimited run-time and making the system eligible for any Federal or State rebates.