Idle Free Systems, Inc., manufacturer of electric idle elimination solutions for the commercial trucking industry, today announced it will have an Idle Free system on exhibit at the 2014 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference Exhibition on October 4 – 7 in San Diego. ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
In the Mack Trucks booth #1338, Idle Free Western Region Sales Director Adam Cook will speak with fleets about the Idle Free Complete Electric APU Solution, which is installed on a Mack SmartWay Certified Pinnacle truck and discuss fleet efficiency and increased profitability associated with Idle Free APUs.
“Efficiency, reliability and profitability are pillars that successful fleets are built on, yet high fuel prices drastically alter the continued viability of those businesses,” said Robert Hopton, CEO, Idle Free Systems. “Auxiliary power units provide an excellent way to decrease diesel consumption and are a proven approach to solving an existing problem. The Idle Free electric APU is superior to all other idle-elimination solutions because it is the most complete system available on the market.”
The Mack truck on display at ATA is equipped with the Idle Free system so drivers can experience how comfortable a truck can be during rest periods without wasteful idling. The Idle Free system is operated with a thermostat conveniently mounted in the sleeper and also provides electrical power for amenities. Operating the system saves fuel, reduces engine wear and cuts emissions for a cleaner environment.
It meets all driver needs — heat, air conditioning and electricity to run a TV and computer– without jeopardizing the productivity and longevity of the truck. The Idle Free APU is the only complete electric APU on the market and therefore will generate the fastest ROI of any system because of the significant fuel savings.
North American fleets seeking to control fuel costs, decrease their carbon footprint and increase profitability are the driving force behind Idle Free’s growth, with continued broad adoption of Idle Free’s Complete Electric APU Solution.
Unique to the Idle Free electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways: an independent battery bank, Shorepower and Reefer Link™, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology run by the reefer. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.
Regardless of power option, Idle Free CARB compliant and EPA SmartWay verified APUs 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.